AMPLIFY: DAWN Canada Newsletter Winter 2017

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Tackling systemic barriers is about collective responsibility and leadership

This first issue of AMPLIFY is about recognizing the systemic barriers faced by women with disabilities and what those gaps mean to women who are already experiencing violence at the highest rates. With the close of the 16 Days Campaign for 2016 behind us DAWN Canada is bent on keeping policy makers and service providers focused on one thing in 2017 – a better response for women and girls with disabilities.

Canada’s record on human rights, particularly reports/findings that have been released this past year all have one common thread: each of them points to the fact that women and girls with disabilities, including Indigenous women and girls have been completely forgotten.  This is evident in the Recommendation of the United Nations Committee for  the Covenant on Economic and Social Rights (CESR), the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and Canada’s pending appearance in March 2017 in Geneva before the United Nations Committee for the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD)

How much more evidence do we need to do better?  DAWN Canada is determined to AMPLIFY our message until we see real change and that will only happen when there is a sense of collective responsibility towards ALL women….

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