IIWR-Manitoba is governed by a board of volunteers elected from the membership at the Annual Meeting.
Board Members 2018 – 2019 elected at the Annual Meeting, October 27th, 2018
Co Chairs: Nancy Cosway & Florence Okwudili
Secretary: Christine Williams
Treasurer: LeAmber Kensley
VP Administration: Christine Williams
VP Diversity: Elizabeth Andrea & Teruni Walaliyadde
VP Youth: Shayne Bloomfield-Wong
Co Chairs, Advocacy: Micaela Crighton & Darci Todoruk
I have worked in sub-Saharan Africa for over 20 years and from my view the status and wellbeing of women and girls has only improved to a slight degree. We need to keep working and supporting their initiatives.
To add to to the many voices of women around the world asking for change and better treatment of women especially in the developing countries.
Secretary, VP Administration
My passion is fueled by the fearless women who surround me. Together we can undoubtedly create the change we wish to see.
I joined the board as a way to give back to the community and ensure that women the world over have the opportunities that I have been privileged to have.
I am delighted to be in the midst of women and men making a difference. I advocate for equal opportunity for women, for educating girls, for respect of human rights, and equality for the globe
Growing up amidst a civil war and being witness to atrocious human rights violations encourage me to continue pursuing human rights particularly pertaining to women’s and children’s rights
I am inspired by the strong and powerful women I have met both inside IIWRMB and beyond; being on the board I’m part of the conversation about women's rights locally and globally.
I believe that by supporting women to breakdown barriers we can make a better world for all. I am in awe of the women I have the pleasure to work with, support, and know through IIWR-MB.
Being the voice of change isn't a single voice nor a single conversation, I am very proud to be a member of the IIWR-MB Board to be a part of the voice for women's rights.
Attending the 4th World Conference on Women in 1995 helped me to understand the very major challenges facing so many women, globally and locally. We need to work together to make sure our sister's voices are being heard in the halls of power, be it Winnipeg, Ottawa, or the United Nations.
I serve to advocate for women's rights to equal power sharing, economic benefits and social representation at all levels for a just society.
Because I can't imagine seeing the inequity and acting as though I didn't, I challenge myself to be a partner in advocating for the rights of all, in the hopes of spurring others to do the same.
It is a privilege to be part of a community of women working to raise awareness and reduce the oppression of women locally, nationally and internationally.
Making a difference for my sisters both locally and globally. We are all interconnected. We have to support and encourage each other.
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