April 17 (evening) & 18, 2013
Canadian Teachers' Federation building
2490 Don Reid Dr. Ottawa (Ontario)
In Canada, violence against women and girls – especially Aboriginal women and girls -- is all too prevalent. Violence targets all groups of women, across age, ethnic, class and racialized boundaries, as well as across sexualities and physical or mental abilities. Teachers and school administrators often know women and girls who have experienced violence at home or in their communities. They witness how their experiences can have a dramatic impact on their work and their capability to learn. Violence against women also makes them more vulnerable to poverty. The United Nations has called on all countries to have national action plans on violence against women by 2015. So what is Canada’s response been so far. What can we do as teachers within our organizations?
Join us in Ottawa to examine the issue from various perspectives and voices.
Guest speakers include:
- Shari Graydon, award-winning author, journalist and communications consultant with more than 20 years of experience on both sides of the media microphone.
- Michèle Audette, President of the Native Women's Association of Canada
- Kim Pate, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies.
- UNCSW-57 Panel Presentation: Vicky Smallman (CLC), Andrée Côté (PSAC) and Sheena Hanley, former EI Deputy Secretary Generala and former CTF President.
- Kathleen Monk, Senior Advisor at the Broadbent Institute and panelist on the CBC’s Insiders