Orange Campaign 2017

Orange Campaign 2017

The Canadian Federation of University Women, North Toronto in partnership with the Grandmother’s Advocacy Network (GRAN) organized a seminar event to recognize the Orange Campaign initiated by the United Nations to end violence against women and girls.

The event was held on November 25th which marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism to educate and discuss, how to call upon governments, institutions, organizations and individuals to end gender-based violence.

Wanda Whitebird, a Mi’maq Elder and activist with No More Silence opened our space.  The moderator was Cheri DiNovo, MPP for Parkdale-High Park, and the panelists were Robyn Doolittle, investigative reporter with the Globe and Mail and author of two books; Kim Bernhardt of the Equity Effect which won a recent award from the UN for innovative practices; and Fazia Mohammed from Interval House, Canada’s first women’s shelter.  Each woman brought a unique perspective to the issue, and we received very positive feedback from participants.  Our CFUW chapter will partner again with GRAN next year.