Feminist Movement Building

Young Women at the Front Lines of Change

Friday, November 2nd, 2012 | 10:30-11:45

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The MATCH International Women’s Fund is pleased to be hosting a discussion on young women activism in Canada and around the world as part of WUSC’s International Forum. In addition to celebrating the successes of young women activists on the ground, together we will discuss creative grassroots approaches, unique challenges facing young women activists today, and ways to collaborate and strengthen these efforts.

Our panel features three outstanding young women from around the world: Julie Lalonde from Canada, Rachel Arinii Jushistari from Indonesia, and Merna Thomas from Egypt. Julie is an Ottawa-based activist and social justice advocate. She works with numerous women’s rights organizations on issues such as sexual violence, reproductive justice, poverty, and media literacy. Rachel, at just 24 years old is the youngest Programme Officer at Asian Pacific Research and Resource Center for Women (ARROW). For her commitment and contribution toward young people’s issues, Rachel was recently appointed as the Asia and the Pacific Regional Focal Point for the Global Youth Coalition on AIDS. Merna currently works in Cairo in the field of Education and Development. She is also the founder of NooNeswa, a feminist street art project in Cairo.

We invite you to participate in the event online. The event will be live streamed at forum.wusc.ca and you can join the conversation on Twitter using #MATCHFMB. Don’t forget to follow us @MATCHIntFund for details leading up to the event.

The WUSC International Forum is a three day event that promotes dialogue and encourages effective partnerships between committed players with sustainable solutions for the future. Please visit forum.wusc.ca for more information on the schedule of events and registration.

Feminist Movement Building - Young Women on the Front-Lines of Change