Events and Conferences

Symposium on Female Genital Cutting (FGC): Focus on Canadian Approaches to Addressing FGC

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May 5-6, 2011

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Sexuality Education Resource Centre (SERC) Manitoba has worked closely for 2 years with an African newcomer community in Winnipeg on the “Our Selves, Our Daughters” Project, to address FGC through a process of community engagement, research and education. SERC, in partnership with the University of Manitoba, is excited to host a Symposium that will bring together researchers, health practitioners, programmers, policy makers and community members who have a clear and direct link to the issue of FGC.

Spring Learning Institute on Intersectionality

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The Centre for the Study of Gender, Social Inequities and Mental Health with the Institute for Intersectionality Research and Policy are sponsoring this unique learning opportunity in Squamish, BC, May 29-31, 2011. If you are interested in developing an understanding of critical possibilities in intersectionality research including quantitative and mixed-methods approaches and much more, apply to attend now.

International Conference: Violence Against Women

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Complex Realities and New Issues in a Changing World

MAY 29  to JUNE 1 2011 - MONTRÉAL - CANADA

A large number of speakers from around the world have already confirmed their presence in the international symposium. The conference - organized by CRI-VIFF (the Interdisciplinary Research Center on Family Violence and Violence Against Women) - promises to be an important forum for exchange and sharing, which encourage openness to diverse realities and, conference organizers hope, contributes to the creation of an international network of academics and practitioners in the field of violence against women.

Note that the preliminary program and registration form are available on the conference website.

Further information on the event is available on the website or by writing to the following address: conferenceviolence@esersoc.umontreal.ca

 

An Economy for All Canadians: Budgeting for Women’s Human Rights

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Panel discussion and reception:

3:30 – 5:30 pm, 9 February, 2011
2-2 National Press Booth, 165 Sparks Street, Ottawa

Opening Remarks by the Hon. Dr. Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre
Panel Discussion, with:
Cindy Blackstock, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
Barbara Cameron, Centre for Feminist Research, York University
Andrée Côté, Public Service Alliance of Canada
Kathleen Lahey, Faculty of Law, Queens University

Reception to Follow

Black History Month events in Canada

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Some of the events for Black History Month that are taking place in Canada:

Toronto:

Tuesday, February 22 at 7 PM - FREE at the NFB Mediatheque (150 John St.)
The Ontario Black History Society presents a screening of Resilience – Stories of Single Black Mothers, a collective memory of single mothers. What emerges from this story is a counter to stereotypes, which is replaced by a complex and richly detailed portrait of real women. Director Lana Lovell will be in attendance.

Monday February 28th, 2011
QUEERING BLACK HISTORY MONTH!
What: Panel Discussion and Celebratory Art Reception
Why: Queer and Trans bodies have always been involved in creating history. Let’s Celebrate it and Queer up Black History Month
Where: Atrium - 3rd floor of Engineering Building. 245 Church Street
For more information, contact Lali Mohamed, TMP's FG Engagement Ambassador at lali.moham@gmail.com or Rodney Diverlus, the RSU's Vice-President Equity at vp.equity@rsuonline.ca

Ottawa:

Abolition? Regulation? Decriminalization? View on Prostitution from the Latin American and Global Front Lines

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Announcing the 13th Annual Dame Nita Barrow Lecture presented by The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Centre for Women’s Studies in Education, with support from the International Development Research Centre:

Teresa Ulloa Ziáurriz, Latin American and Caribbean Region Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women on Prostitution: Abolition? Regulation? Decriminalization? View from the Latin American and Global Front Lines

Introduced by Jeanette Corbierre Lavell, President, Native Women’s  Association of Canada

February 28th, 2011, 7pm

Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto

Reception to follow at the OISE Library, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto

For more information, visit OISE.

 

Thinking about Collaboration: Child Welfare and Substance Use Services

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Thursday, February 10 at 12:00 pm to 1:30pm
BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Room E311-4500 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC

Collaborative models and approaches for increasing capacity to support women and their families who are involved with child welfare because of their substance use
Tammy MacKenzie, Carolyn Ussher and Diane Smylie will provide an overview of 4 Toronto-based, collaborative initiatives, relevant to the BC context including, the development of on-line substance use/child welfare training, practice guidelines, programming for women and their children and co-location of substance use consultant and child welfare staff.

For more information visit BCCEWH.

To attend:
In person-Space is limited, RSVP to dsmylie@cw.bc.ca
Virtual attendance-if there is interest, attendance via web meeting will be offered. Please indicate your interest in this option to dsmylie@cw.bc.ca

The Medicalization of Sex Conference 2011

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The Medicalization of Sex conference, now open for registration, will be held in Vancouver on April 28-30, 2011. This is a New View sponsored event with keynotes Leonore Tiefer and Jennifer Terry, and special guests Liz Canner, Virginia Braun, Carol Groneman, Rebecca Jordan Young, Barbara Marshall, Rebecca Jordan Young, Elizabeth Reis, and Judy Segal.  They had an incredible response to their Call for Papers and have accepted abstracts from every imaginable discipline and almost every continent.  Accepted abstracts will be uploaded and hotel options will be posted shortly.

Visit the conference website.

What is Women’s Worlds 2011 (WW 2011)?

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WW 2011 is a global convergence to advance women's equality through research, exchange, leadership, and action.  Expected to draw some 2000 participants from around the world, WW 2011 is a unique global event that will enhance women's leadership skills and organizational capacity, support the exchange of knowledge and ideas, and foster research and action networks on women's issues. The first Women’s Worlds event was a modest gathering of academics in 1981 in Israel to discuss the advent of Women’s Studies and forge networks on feminist research. Today, the congress is a large event attracting researchers, activists, policy-makers, advocates, allies, and more.

Read WW 2011’s FAQs.

11th International Women’s Health Meeting: “ Women, Health and Human Rights. Let us build the Future.”

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Brussels from September 13 – 17, 2011 

The International Women’s Health Meeting « IWHM » has been for more than 30 years, an international forum of women’s grass rooted organizations, academics, and advocates that promotes women’s health, sexual and reproductive rights. They invite you not only to come and participate but also to inform and mobilize any individual, any organization who might show interest in women health and human rights. Visit their website.

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