Select this search icon to access the amnesty.ca search form

Main menu

Facebook Share

South Sudanese Women Speak Peace

    Event
    Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 17:00 to 21:00

    South Sudanese Women Speak Peace

    South Sudanese Women Speak Peace: Presentations, MP Panel and Discussion

    Featuring women peacebuilders Agnes Wasuk Petia and Awak Deng and MP Panel with Hélène Laverdière, MP, and others TBC

    Moderated by Jennifer Henry, KAIROS Executive Director

    Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Desmarais Building, Room 1160, 55 Laurier, University of Ottawa

    Our special guests will highlight the critical role of grassroots organizations like the South Sudan Council of Churches in responding to violence against women in war-torn South Sudan and in building peace at the community and national level. MPs from each political party have been invited to respond in the context of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy and the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.

    Agnes Wasuk and Awak Deng are in Canada as part of the KAIROS Canada No Mas II 7-city tour to mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence which begins on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ends on December 10, International Human Rights Day. The tour is also supported by Development and Peace, as part of the May Peace Be With Her campaign. The campaign and the tour highlight the critical role of grassroots organizations and women peacebuilders in responding to violence against women and in building peace at the community and national levels.

    Presented by KAIROS Canada, Development and Peace-Caritas Canada, Amnesty International Canada, the South Sudanese Women’s Foundation, the Africa-Canada Forum of CCIC, and the Women, Peace and Security Network-Canada.

    Please also share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/585631531767892/.

    Cost: 
    Free
    Desmarais Building, Room 1160
    55 Laurier On unceded Algonquin territory
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Canada
    rights