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November 2017

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 2017

1 in 3 women are estimated to experience violence based on their gender in their lifetime. (WHO, 2016). The United Nations defines violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life." Social norms, stigma and lack of options perpetuate the cycle of violence…

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December 2017

Human Rights Day

December 10, 2017

Photo Credit: Photo by Tim Marshall on Unsplash   December 10 is Human Rights Day, in honour of the day that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed by the UN General Assembly in 1948. The celebration this year kicks off the 70th anniversary year of the Declaration of Human Rights. Using the hashtag #StandUp4HumanRights, we will be advocating for the continued entrenchment of human rights worldwide as members of a shared humanity. More details on the day can be found here.

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January 2018

Webinar – Sustainability

January 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Photo by Alexander Klarmann on Unsplash Sustainability is our ability to meet our needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. As we work towards the SDGs, it is important to reflect on our environmental impact and sustainable practices. This webinar will explore sustainability, how it can be integrated into our practice and its connection with education. Join us for a discussion on sustainability and the environment, led by Jennifer Long. Jennifer will be sharing her experiences in sustainability, from…

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March 2018

International Women’s Day 2018

March 8, 2018

We are celebrating the success of women and girls everywhere this March 8th! This year's theme is #PressforProgress and we will be lending our voice to fight for greater gender parity. Stay tuned to our Community of Practice and social media for our #IWD2018 celebrations around the globe. As well, be sure to check out International Women's Day for more ways to participate. How will you participate? Tell us how you will #PressforProgress!

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July 2018

WEBINAR: Using Street Theatre/Radio & other Mediums for Change

July 26, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

"Theatre can make concepts coherent and real for people. It involves its audience both intellectually and emotionally, it sensitizes audiences to issues, ideas and people portrayed, and it engenders a personal connection with the events and characters on stage"                                                      - UK Essays, 2013 Join us for a discussion on using street theatre/radio and other mediums for change,…

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November 2018

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 2018

On November 25th we will be celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This year's theme is: Orange the World: #HearMeToo. This date marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. Stay tuned to find out how our Partners will be celebrating and joining the campaign. Also, follow us on social media to learn more!

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September 2019

Webinar – Strategies for the implementation of Neighborhood Mentoring Clubs

September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Mentoring is a system of semi-structured guidance through which a person shares their knowledge, skills and experience to assist others to progress in their own lives and careers. Mentoring is more than ‘giving advice’. It's about motivating and empowering the other person to identify their own issues and goals, and helping them to find ways of solving or reaching them (University of Cambridge, 2019). Since our work focuses on building community systems for sustainability, it is important to ensure that…

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November 2019

Webinar – Using STREET THEATRE to fight Gender-Based Violence (GBV)

November 28, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Street theatre is a powerful medium to raise awareness about social issues. Worldwide, it is recognized as an effective means to bring practical information to isolated communities. In low-income urban areas, this is a popular and accessible form of entertainment. Cleverly scripted plays, along with slogans, singing and dancing, allow important social messages to be transmitted. The idea is to portray real stories, for example, relating to women's safety and empowerment, by scripting them in the form of accessible street…

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February 2020

Webinar – How Gender Equality contributes to the SDGs

February 27, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Not only is gender parity a basic right for people, but it is also the bedrock for achieving peace and sustainability in the world (United Nations, 2020). Women and girls, everywhere, must have the same rights and opportunities as men and boys, and be able to live free of gender-violence and discrimination. Women’s equality and empowerment is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and it is essential to all dimensions of inclusive and sustainable development. In short, all…

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November 2020

Webinar – GIRLS Inspire: A Model for Women’s Empowerment

November 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am

Over the past four years the Commonwealth of Learning in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia) through its GIRLS Inspire project, engaged community organizations in Bangladesh, India, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Tanzania to empower women and girls through livelihoods and vocational skills training. The project used a holistic approach to develop the capacity and assets of the organizations, communities and women and girls to ultimately assist women and girls to be…

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