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.

IIWR-MB attended the meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women 63 and you can share this experience by reading the blogs delegates are writing. Check in the NEWS section!


IIWR-MB held their 6th Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, March 26th, with Dr. Jan Stewart as the key note speaker, and Elizabeth Aluk. 


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Florence Okwudili chaired the Business Meeting.







Thank you to our members and supporters who came out to support the work of IIWR-MB. You can read about the work of IIWR-MB in the 2018 Annual Report.

Most recent action: August 9, 2018, Signed on to a joint letter to express support to Canada for its recent position on the detention of women human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia. We joined Canada in urging Saudi Arabia to release women’s rights activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sada, and commend Minister Freeland for her uncompromising stand for human rights, and for her bold leadership in walking the talk on women’s rights globally. Want to get involved on the Advocacy Committee? Send an email to advocacy@iiwrmb.ca!



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. Recently, IIWR-MB signed on to a letter urging support for women’s participation in the meeting (to be held in Vancouver, January 2018), for peace talks with North and South Korea

You can check out more on upcoming events on the  IIWR-MB calendar. Please add your event to the calendar as well.

Click here to learn more about becoming an IIWR-MB member! We thank you for your interest and support!

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