If you have a voice, use it; if you have others do it together

Advocacy by IIWR-MB

Action by IIWR-MB begins with the Advocacy Committee.  Their efforts focus on  the participation in targeted letter writing, petitions, sign-on letters, and providing commentary on potential pieces of legislation respecting women’s rights. The Advocacy Committee reviews each initiative, facilitating discussion amongst its members, before advising the IIWR-MB Board as to whether or not it would recommend signing on as a supporter, creating our own language around the issue, or hosting our own discussion of the topic in the form of a conversation café or other event which draws the community together.

The Committee also initiates actions after conducted research independently or in partnership with other concerned organizations resulting in petitions and letters of support, approaches to government, media connections and other effective tools to create public awareness and appeal for change.

To get in touch with the co chairs of the Advocacy Committee, send an email.

Current Initiatives

To learn more about current advocacy efforts visit our NEWS page, contact us by email, or follow us on social media.

IIWR-MB is a member of:

Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba and through them participates in the National Council of Women of Canada.  These organizations are involved in advocacy, particularly with government.

PEG (Public Engagement Group) of Manitoba Council for International Cooperation

Manitoba Moon Voices, as a community ally

Manitoba Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls


IIWR-MB is the only organization with Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations so is able to attend the annual Commission on the Status of Women in New York and present a panel there.   read more …

IIWR-MB was a member of The Steering Committee for the Winnipeg Safe Cities Initiative of UN Women as the initiative was being introduced in Winnipeg.

Recent Initiatives

Visit the Annual Report page to view IIWR-MB Annual Reports, to view previous years’ advocacy initiatives.

Copies of correspondence, petitions and reports on some activities are available through the Advocacy Co-Chairs.