In light of recent women's marches and events, PeaceGeeks in partnership with Amnesty International would like to present PeaceTalk #35: Women's Human Rights at Risk.
This talk aims to uncover how women and girls around the world are disproportionately impacted by mega-projects and resource extraction. Too often, the economic development model adopted by government violates Indigenous land rights, threatens Indigenous cultures, and heightens the risk that Indigenous women and girls will experience violence.
This event is moderated by Alexandra Harrison-Catchpole, member of Amnesty International Canada's National Board of Directors and former Amnesty International fieldworker in Vancouver. Alex holds an MA ('13) in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, currently studies law, and brings a background of research and involvement in grassroots activism and intersections between feminist and labour organizations.
In the lead up to International Women's Day, panel members will speak to the challenges and offer some ways forward. Panelist bios coming soon!
PeaceGeeks would like to extend a big thank you to Lush for making this event possible.