EVENT: Getting Back Up: Resilient Women in the Face of Violence (panel)

As a part of the UN’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, the Institute for International Women’s Rights-Manitoba (IIWR-MB) is hosting an event here in Winnipeg, Manitoba!


Getting Back Up: Resilient Women in the Face of Violence

The IIWR-MB welcomes a panel of 5 women leaders to share how they faced and fought against violence.

Beginning with an opening prayer from Pahan, the event will feature local and global voices. Speaking will be women from Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Manitoba, Afghan women, Yazidi women, and South Sudanese women.

Senator Marilou McPhedran will summarize the presentations and speak about gender-based violence.

The event is free and will have refreshments. All are welcome!

Make sure to wear orange!


South Sudanese Cultural Centre
129 Dagmar Street (between William and Bannatyne)


Saturday, November 25, 2017
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*doors open at 1:15 p.m. with refreshments and orange lapel ribbons available


More information

Facebook event page –https://www.facebook.com/events/1959362334279937/
Human Rights Hub event page – https://humanrightshub.ca/event/getting-back-resilient-women-face-violence/ 
IIWR-MB website – http://iiwrmb.ca/
IIWR-MB Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/InstituteInternationalWomensRightsManitoba/
IIWR-MB Twitter – https://twitter.com/iiwrmb
Senator Marilou McPhedran – https://sencanada.ca/en/senators/mcphedran-marilou/

** “The Institute for International Women’s Rights – Manitoba (IIWR-Manitoba) is founded to deliver public education and information-sharing among members and their respective networks. IIWR-Manitoba will support educational, economic, social, legal and health opportunities that will increase respect for and implementation of the human rights of women locally and globally, in consultation and cooperation with other organizations. IIWR-Manitoba is dedicated to promoting women’s human rights, global women’s health, women’s peace and security in conflict zones and post-conflict reconstruction areas. IIWR-Manitoba will work locally and globally.”

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