The Equal Futures Network is excited to announce that our first-ever gender equality summit, Equal Futures 2022: A Gender Equality Summit, will be taking place in Ottawa from June 7-8, 2022!
Through the theme "Collaboration, Collective Action and Community", the summit will provide an in person forum for the gender equality movement, in all its diversity, to come together, build connections, strengthen capacity, share expertise, and shape a path towards a fairer and more equitable Canada.
Please note that a ticket is required to attend the Equal Futures 2022 Summit.
A gender-equal world is healthier, wealthier and more prosperous for everyone in it and we know that there is strong support for the creation of policies, practices and programs that push fo...
A gender-equal world is healthier, wealthier and more prosperous for everyone in it and we know that there is strong support for the creation of policies, practices and programs that push for the advancement of gender equality at all levels. Yet, despite this knowledge and desire for inclusion, no country has fully met their commitments to gender equality as laid out in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and over the past two-years progress has actually stalled or in some cases halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic unraveling decades of progress that has been made for advancing gender equality. So - where do we go from here? Canada has a longstanding commitment to gender equality at home and abroad but how do we continue to galvanize support for more diverse and inclusive policies that will meet and protect the unique needs of women, girls and gender-diverse individuals across Canada and the world?
Join us for a solutions-oriented panel discussion with leading experts to learn how to use diverse public engagement, advocacy and other engagement tools to advance key equity principles and community needs with policy- and decision-makers so that together we can do more– politically, economically and socially - to advance gender equality both at home and abroad.
Gender inequality has implications for health outcomes across the course of every person’s life - it can influence a person’s experiences of crises and emergency situations, their exposure t...
Gender inequality has implications for health outcomes across the course of every person’s life - it can influence a person’s experiences of crises and emergency situations, their exposure to diseases and their access to healthcare, water, hygiene and sanitation. In particular, this is even more relevant in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) because SRHR is a bedrock for gender equality and pivotal to achieving good health. Evidence shows that when women are denied access to contraception, safe abortion and post-abortion care, maternal mortality rates rise. Ensuring good health and well-being for all cannot be achieved without addressing the specific barriers and challenges that gender inequality in SRHR poses to women, girls and gender diverse people in communities around the world.
Join us for an engaging panel discussion with leading experts and advocates who will unpack the barriers, share practical strategies for change and inspiring stories to illuminate the possibilities for a future that respects, protects and fulfils the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls, women and gender diverse individuals everywhere.
Reconciliation, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) starts with recognizing personal and systemic forms of privilege. We all benefit from some form of privilege. This workshop facilitated ...
Reconciliation, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) starts with recognizing personal and systemic forms of privilege. We all benefit from some form of privilege. This workshop facilitated by Breakfast Culture helps professionals - regardless of their identities, backgrounds or work functions - realize this fact in a relevant, engaging and approachable fashion. Through the use of popular culture references and storytelling, participants will discuss representation and why it is important.
Who should attend this session: senior leaders and managers, operations and human resources professionals, programming and gender equality professionals, communications and public engagement professionals, monitoring and evaluation professionals, anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding of power and privilege.
La formation sur l’écriture inclusive constitue un complément au guide signé et édité par Les 3 sex* et Club Sexu.Écriture épicène, langage non sexiste, communication non genrée : cette form...
La formation sur l’écriture inclusive constitue un complément au guide signé et édité par Les 3 sex* et Club Sexu.
Écriture épicène, langage non sexiste, communication non genrée : cette formation tente de démystifier ce qu’est l’écriture inclusive ainsi que les mythes qui l’entourent. Reprenant la terminologie construite pour la politique éditoriale des deux organismes, nous divisons la pratique de l’écriture inclusive en trois types, qu’il est possible d’appliquer en fonction du texte et du lectorat cible.
Around the world, gender inequality leads to stark health inequities for women and LGBTQIA+ people who confront unique health issues and barriers to care. For example, access to treatments, ...
Around the world, gender inequality leads to stark health inequities for women and LGBTQIA+ people who confront unique health issues and barriers to care. For example, access to treatments, sexual and gender-based violence as well as discrimination and harassment in healthcare systems are just a few areas in which women can experience barriers to safe, high-quality and culturally appropriate care. Evidence of this in the Canadian context is limited, but research has shown that cultural bias, discrimination, sexual harassment and intersecting marginalization of other equity deserving groups are areas that impact the on-going marginalization of women in healthcare systems. In particular, this can be seen in pregnancy and childbirth where medical establishments and health care systems have over-medicalized maternal health and as a result erase women’s experiences and inherent knowledge and autonomy over their own bodies.
Join us on June 8th for a 90-minute panel discussion that will explore the intersections of women’s experiences in pregnancy and childbirth in Canada - in mainstream systems as well as through experiences of Indigenous women - and compare them to those of women around the world. Through these conversations we will demonstrate that the experiences, while diverse, are actually not vastly different and discuss a movement for global health equity that centres the voices, knowledge and traditional methods and cultural practices and how to move beyond patriarchal structures and relations of power, which create hierarchical and differential access to resources, representation, political influence, and to being “heard” in healthcare systems.
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. While the past few decades have demonstrated some progress...
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. While the past few decades have demonstrated some progress, in a recent report released by Equal Measures 2030 “less than a quarter of countries are making ‘fast’ progress towards gender equality, and one in every three countries are either making no progress at all or moving in the wrong direction. At the current pace, the 2030 deadline to achieve gender equality will not be met.” From the disparate impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in communities around the globe to international protests against racism and discrimination, current events have shown that we are far from achieving equality and it is even further out of reach for individuals who experience intersectional inequalities that compound and put them even further behind or left out of the equality conversation entirely.
Understanding the impacts of intersectional and structural inequalities is a global challenge We know that black women, queer women, trans women, disabled women, Indigenous women, refugee and immigrant women, women of color, poor women or women who have a variety of these and other identities, experience oppression or discrimination differently from women who do not share those same identities. Without understanding how inequalities combine and accumulate, it is hard to identify the problems and, therefore, the solutions.
Join us on June 8 from 12:45-1:45pm EDT for a one hour fireside chat that will explore strategies to take intersectional feminism from theory to practice and unpack the solutions needed for the gender equality movement to better incorporate an intersectional lens so that it is inclusive of the multiple identities and experiences and truly transforms into a movement for all.
Indigenous Solidarity with Shanese is an in-depth workshop on how to better be in relationship with Indigenous peoples and their lands. Participants will unpack their own connection to colon...
Indigenous Solidarity with Shanese is an in-depth workshop on how to better be in relationship with Indigenous peoples and their lands. Participants will unpack their own connection to colonization through thought provoking questions and group discussions. This interactive space will allow those who have joined an opportunity to think about ways they can play a role in reconciliation and how to implement real life tools to be in solidarity with Indigenous peoples.
This interactive workshop will support participants with on-your-own-time questions to unpack privilege, resource list and hands on practical action items. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and make any last minute remarks.