Young Women’s Rights Activists – Conversations in Canada

The MATCH International Women’s Fund is pleased to support Young Women’s Rights Activists – Conversations in Canada, a three-city Canadian speaking tour taking place in Regina, Winnipeg, and Ottawa from October 1 – 5, 2012.

Teaming up with the Nobel Women’s Initiative’s Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program, The MATCH Fund will provide the three participating women activists from Mexico, Palestine, and Sudan the opportunity to take part in events, exchange ideas around international activism, and share their stories with the Canadian public. This series of visits will create opportunities for the young women to engage in conversations with young Canadian activists and create connections amongst Canadians who work towards improving women’s equality in Canada and the global South.

Sister-to-Sister Participants

Mexico’s Maria Luisa Aguilar Rodriguez | International Unit Officer, Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montaña “Tlachinollan”
Palestine’s Aghssan Barghouthi | Media Coordinator, Stop the Wall Campaign.
Sudan’s Walaa Salah Mohamed Abdelrhman | Sudan Advocacy & Networking Officer, Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA)

Join one of the free events in a city near you and be part of the conversation.

Regina, Saskatchewan

Young Women’s Rights Activists, Conversations in Canada
Monday, October 1: 7-8:30pm
Royal Saskatchewan Museum

Gendered Violence in the 21st Century
Tuesday, October 2: 1-2:00pm
Atrium, First Nations University of Canada

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Young Women and Global Activism
Wednesday, October 3: 12:30 – 1:30pm
Eckhardt Gramatte Hall, University of Winnipeg

Young Feminisms: Roundtable and Open Mic
Wednesday, October 3: 7-8:30pm
Mondragon Bookstore and Coffee House, 91 Albert St.
Facilitated by RebELLES

Ottawa, Ontario

Feminist Activism: Local and International Perspectives
Friday, October 5: 10-12:00pm
FSS 4007 Social Sciences Building
120 University Private, University of Ottawa
RSVP to Helene Boudreault: 613-520-6644 or hboudre@uOttawa.ca