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Indigenizing Climate Justice: Ancient Wisdom to Tackle Climate Change

IIWR-MB and MCIC proudly presents our CSW66 Parallel Event –  “Indigenizing Climate Justice: Ancient Wisdom to Tackle Climate Change”. Date: March 24th, 2022 Time: 5pm-7pm (CST)/ 6pm-8pm (EST) Webinar speakers:Elder/Knowledge Keeper: Mary MaytwayashingModerator: Renata MeconseSpeakers: Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie, Melissa Hotain and Chantel Henderson Join us as we elevate the traditional wisdom and voice of Indigenous peoples and …

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Join IIWR-MB at the UN!

The Institute for International Women’s Rights – Manitoba has ECOSOC status at the United Nations, and this gives them the ability to participate in the formal proceedings of the meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women, held annually at the UN for 2 weeks in March (March 14-March 25). There are two information …

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Truth Before Reconciliation: Sisterhood, Healing, Inclusion & Love

IIWR-MB and MAWS (Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters) is pleased to present a webinar on the important topic: Truth Is Needed Before Reconciliation: Sisterhood Includes Healing, Inclusion and Love. Join us on Thursday, January 27th, 7:00 pm (CST) for the 2nd of 3 webinars in the series “Building a Radical Future”. Speakers include Elder Mae …

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Solidarity in Sisterhood: Decolonizing the Women’s Movement

IIWR-MB is pleased to present a webinar on the important topic of ways to build solidarity and what that means for the feminism movement The webinar will identify and explore how we can work towards decolonization of and solidarity within the women’s movement. IIWR-MB understands that any feminism that does not address land rights, sovereignty, …

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Coming soon! Three Webinars We know You Won’t Want to Miss

“Intersectional Feminism: Building Radical Futures”   IIWR-MB is hosting a series of webinars focusing on building the feminist community, locally and globally. We know that women’s movement must find a cohesion that goes deeper than ever before. We must be intentional as we make space for different folks: White, BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, people living with disabilities …

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Multi-stakeholder Hearing: Accelerating the Realization of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of All Women and Girls by Mary Scott

“Gender is not an easy conversation to have…Because thinking of changing the status quo is always uncomfortable.” Ms. Chimmamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigeria What an experience – for about 6 hours on July 21st, 2020, I was glued to a computer, or phone, to listen in on the Multi-stakeholder Hearing, one of 3 members of IIWR-MB. …

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Gender Equality and Inclusion: The Power From Within, The Power of the Collective – by Jessica da Silva

In preparation for the high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly, which will be held in New York, on 23 September 2020, stakeholders came together on July 21st of 2020 to share experiences and strategies on how to accelerate the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. The social and economic inequalities faced by …

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Multi-Stakeholder Hearing at the UN: Accelerating the Realization of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of All Women and Girls

IIWR-MB will have 3 members join a virtual multi-stakeholder hearing, centered at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on July 21 between 9:00 and 4:00 CST. Teruni Walaliyadde   (co chair IIWR-MB); Jessica da Silva (VP Diversity) and Mary Scott (Member) will be participating on the call. ECOSOC accredited organizations have been permitted to have …

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IIWRMB Delegation Unable to Attend the Meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women Because of Coronavirus

March 3, 2020 During International Women’s Week, there was to be a delegation of 28 members of IIWR-MB in New York, attending meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women, at the United Nations. And on March 9th, the delegation was to present a Parallel Event, Canada’s Unfinished Business: Tomorrow’s Change Makers – Beijing …

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The Human Costs and Gendered Impact of Sanctions on Iran by Bushra Tahir

Since the 1979 Revolution in Iran, an era of the unprecedented rift of shared tensions, has made a unique situation in the region. The country is blamed by the international community of retaining its poor human rights records. [1] Currently Iran is facing sanctions on Arms embargoes, Asset freeze, Export and import restrictions, financial prohibitions, …

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Experiencing Gender Based Violence as a Female Combatant by Bushra Tahir

Experiencing Gender Based Violence as a Female Combatant During humanitarian crisis the risk of gender based violence is well anticipated. As Gloria Steinem stated: “It’s especially important for us to speak because we don’t have decision making power in going to war, and yet we’re affected by war”. [1] Robin Arnett explains some realities of …

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