Friday, August 02, 2013

Upcoming Event

Mark your calendars! September 18th, Wednesday, from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm Women's Pathways to Peace Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium Panel Presentation and Discussion Brown Bag Lunch - All Are Welcome! The Institute for International Women's Rights - Manitoba is pleased to be part of Rotary Peace Week. During Winnipeg's Rotary World Peace Week 2013, the International Institute for Women?s Rights, Manitoba is pleased to host Women?s Pathways to Peace to acknowledge what women are doing locally and globally to make our world a more peaceful place. War and conflict continue to be a key source of gender-based violence, and has grave consequences for the safety and security of our society as a whole, including women, children, and men. Locally, and according to Canadian government statistics, Indigenous women are five to seven times more likely than other women to die as the result of violence here in Canada. The Native Women's Association of Canada has documented more than 580 cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada, most within the last three decades. Moderator: Marilou McPhedran (co chair, Institute for International Women's Rights, Manitoba) Panelists: Chief Francine Meeches (Chief Swan Lake First Nations, and Chair Women's Committee Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs); Corporal Candice McMackin (Corporal with the RCMP, and has served in Afghanistan); and Nadia Mahmood (Manager of Diversity and Immigrant Student Support Services at RRC, and has worked extensively internationally, including implementing emergency health and sexual and gender-based violence prevention programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and coordinating disaster relief operations for flood victims in Pakistan)

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