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Building Feminist Futures

Mon. Oct. 3 01:00 PM - Mon. Oct. 3 03:00 PM
Location: Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall

UWinnipeg is hosting a panel discussion on Building Feminist Futures, the realities for the women activists leading movements on the ground, on Monday, October 3 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM in Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall. Women human rights defenders from Burma, Colombia, Iran and Syria will share messages of activism and peace. UWinnipeg’s Dr. Sharanpal Ruprai of the Department  of Women's and Gender Studies will facilitate discussions on what it means to be a feminist leader and activist. This event is free and open to the public.

During this dynamic discussion, four human rights defenders will share stories of their own struggles and triumphs. Their stories include striving to end forced marriage in Syria; banning legalized sex discrimination in Iran; ensuring that Thailand’s Burmese refugees can access the services to which they are entitled; and sharing stories from Colombia’s National Museum of Memory.

This event is supported by The MATCH Fund, the MATCH Manitoba Committee, Nobel Women’s Initiative, and the Institute for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg.