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Orange Campaign Event
November 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
GRANDMOTHERS ADVOCACY NETWORK (GRAN)
CFUW North Toronto
Each year the United Nations’ campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women calls for global action to increase awareness and create opportunities for discussion about challenges and solutions. The UNiTE Campaign uses the colour orange as a uniting symbol of a brighter future.
The Toronto branches of GRAN and CFUW are hosting a panel on November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It will highlight examples of work that can lead to positive changes in the social context of gender-based violence.
The event begins with a welcome and acknowledgment of our use of traditional lands by Wanda Whitebird, a Mi’kmaq Elder and activist with No More Silence.
Robyn Doolittle, who investigated the ‘unfounded’ cases of sexual assault for the Globe and Mail, provides an example of the power of journalism to illuminate poorly understood and problematic aspects of responses to violence.
Kim Bernhardt of the Equality Effect speaks to the positive changes that flowed from the successful court challenge in a case involving 160 girls who were victims of rape in Kenya (EE won a recent UN award for innovative practices).
Fazia Mohammed from Interval House, Canada’s first women’s shelter, will share findings from their very recent project into barriers survivors face and what is required to help rebuild their lives. There will be time for questions and discussion.