UN Women National Committee Canada

UN Women National Committee Canada

February 23, 2015 02:09 ET

Almas Jiwani Calls to End Gender-Based Violence in Her Upcoming Keynote Address at the Canadian Human Rights Voice Seminar at Queens Park

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 23, 2015) - Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada, will deliver the keynote address as a chief guest at the 2nd Annual Women's Rights Seminar organized by The Canadian Human Rights Voice on March 9, 2015, from 12:30pm to 3:00 pm at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario at Queen's Park.

"Following International Women's Day, Canadians must look beyond their own borders to the gender-based violence occurring around the globe," Almas Jiwani said. "This is why I am honoured to speak at the Women's Rights Seminar which aims to discuss abuses both domestically and internationally.

"While International Women's Day is a celebration of women's achievements, we must also look forward. There are many challenges ahead of us, but finally gender equality is entering into the mainstream dialogue. Events like the Women's Voice Seminar give us reason to be proud."

The seminar will include discussion on Gender Based Violence, domestically and internationally. Topics of discussion include: Education, Workplace Abuse/Violence, Child Marriage/Human Trafficking, and Sexual Violence in Sri Lanka.

"Almas Jiwani is a fiercely vocal and internationally renowned champion for gender equality and women's social, economic, and political empowerment. The president has gained international recognition and commendations from governments and the media, and has been honoured with numerous Awards globally for her work on gender equity and women's empowerment," said Sujan Shrirangathas.

"The objective of this event is to educate the general public and elected officials about gender based violence faced by women throughout the world. Ms. Jiwani is an obvious choice as our guest speaker, due to her prominence and incredible achievements in the human rights field."

There is no admission cost to this event, to register please visit: http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=1b464563451f76f1317784cf4&id=76395218e9.

About UN Women National Committee Canada

UN Women National Committee Canada (previously UNIFEM Canada) was founded in 1993 with a vision to promote equality for all women. The National Committee raises the profile of UN Women and promotes its work in Canada. The National Committee Canada is an independent non-governmental organization (NGO) that supports the mission of UN Women through public awareness initiatives about UN Women and global women's issues, as well as fundraising efforts to support UN Women programmes worldwide. The National Committee Canada is one of 16 National Committees worldwide.

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