Welcome to the Institute for International Women’s Rights – Manitoba website – an organization in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations!
Are you curious about the local and global issues impacting women and girls? Do you have a passion for women’s human rights? Do you enjoy planning events, advocacy or helping others? Then consider becoming a member of the Institute for International Women’s Rights-Manitoba.
IIWR-MB is open to all individuals, as well as organizations that have an interest in promoting women’s human rights. By becoming a member, you will learn more about local rights-based events and organizations, have the opportunity to attend meetings at the United Nations in New York, network with other like-minded individuals, participate on our Advocacy and Event Planning committees, and be able to promote your human rights events by using the IIWR-MB platform.
The 4th Annual General Meeting was held on October 24th – the business meeting was efficiently run, and we had a special speaker, Loretta Ross, Manitoba’s Treaty Commissioner – message – “we are all treaty people.” You can see the Annual Report here.
And we are working towards a special program for the launch of 16 Days of Advocacy for the Elimination of Violence Against Women! From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. Check out the event page and tell us you can come!
By becoming a member, you will experience a community of enthusiastic individuals dedicated to enhancing women’s human rights! The IIWR-MB is a not-for-profit organization, reaching out to diverse individuals and organizations. Based in Winnipeg, IIWR-MB is founded to generate education, awareness, and action to promote women’s human rights.
The Advocacy Committee of IIWR-MB has developed a “Resources” section of the web site, and we encourage everyone to review it, and see the organizations and resources that are available to promote women’s rights.
We were delighted with the support for our event during International Women’s Week, on March 10th at Knox Church – Walking With Our Sisters for Change. You can check out more on upcoming events on the IIWR-MB calendar. Please add your event to the calendar as well.
And IIWR-MB supported a delegation attending the meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN – check it out here. http://iiwrmb.ca/global-events/commission-status-women/
Click here to learn more about becoming an IIWR-MB member! We thank you for your interest and support!
You can see more about the activities of IIWR-MB in the Annual Report.
On our web site, you can find out more about us and the work we do, get information about our upcoming events and learn about some of the exciting campaigns we’re involved with. Our board and membership is diverse and multi-generational, full of inspiring women and men, who are all committed to generating education, awareness and action to promote women’s rights. We are always looking for new members and fresh ideas so contact us if you want to get involved!
Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Institute for International Women’s Rights – Manitoba (IIWR-MB) is founded to generate education, awareness, and action to promote women’s human rights, locally and globally. IIWR–MB is provincially incorporated as a not for profit corporation. We had our inaugural meeting in March, 2013. We are a community based organization, with diverse membership, working towards a world with respect for the dignity and lives of women and girls.
In July, 2016, we received the designation of Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
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