Young women play an important role in driving positive social change in their communities.
Join us in Ottawa on Friday, September 26 for Women Redefining Peace as we bring together international women’s rights activists and Canadian women working for peace to discuss the important intersections of their work and explore the role of innovation in advancing women’s rights, peace, and equality around the world.
Event Name: Voices For Change Conversation Series: Women Redefining Peace
When: Friday, September 26, 2014 // 10am – 12pm
Where: Dunton Tower (DT) Room 2017, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON
This free event will feature the voices of the Nobel Women’s Initiative 2014 Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program Participants:
Andrea Ixchíu – a journalist and workshop facilitator dedicated to promoting indigenous women’s rights in Guatemala.
Alice Vilmaro – a Gender and Planning Officer with the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) in Juba, South Sudan.
Maha Babeker – a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at the Salmmah Women’s Resource Centre in Khartoum, Sudan.
This year’s participants will be joined by local women’s rights activists, Kristine St-Pierre, a gender consultant and workshop facilitator advancing women’s peace efforts, and Rebekah Elkerton, an Anishinabe artist using creative expression for decolonization and empowerment.
Moderated by Beth Woroniuk, an independent gender consultant and expert in women, peace, and security.
Hosted by the Joint Chair in Women’s Studies, the University of Ottawa’s Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies and Carleton University’s Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies.