For Mother’s Day this year we interviewed Jewelles Smith for her views on the main issues facing women with disabilities who are mothers. Jewelles is currently completing her PhD on mothering and disability at the University of British Columbia. She is DAWN Canada’s BC Project Coordinator. Question: Both …Continue reading How do disabled mothers experience the world?
Canada’s record on human rights, particularly reports and 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 by the State. This includes the Recommendations …Continue reading Human rights activism needs to shift to reflect reality!
Canada Day 2016! Canada Day is the national day of Canada celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867, which united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire. As we celebrate this year, we need to remember that we …Continue reading Canada Day 2016!
Be strong. Be safe. Be heard. Share Your Voice: Community Forum for Robust Safeguards in Bill C-14 Thursday, Ottawa, June 16th Presented by Bonnie Brayton National Executive Director DAWN Canada June 16, 2016 Thank you all for coming today and thank you to our community partners at the Canadian Association …Continue reading Share Your Voice
For ten years we have been marking June 15th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) as a day to raise awareness of elder abuse. Today, as we contemplate WEAAD and what it means in Canada, I find myself thinking about the how Bill C14, the proposed …Continue reading Ageism and Ableism contribute to Abuse of Senior Women with Di…
May 26, 2016 NEADS AND DAWN Canada CONDUCTING RESEARCH TO DETERMINE PREVALENCE OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES AND DEAF WOMEN ON CAMPUSES IN CANADA Click here to take the survey! The DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) Canada and the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) are …Continue reading Study on violence related to Deaf and disAbled women on campus
Disabled Women Activists Lead Anti-violence Initiatives Worldwide According to Catalina Devandas Aguillar, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities “little attention is given to the situation of more than a half billion women and girls with disabilities, despite evidence indicating that they are more likely …Continue reading Disabled Women Activists Lead Anti-violence Initiatives Worldwide
Access to breast care and prevention remains a huge challenge for more than half a billion women around the world! We are launching this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month with some new resources, including our new LEARNING BRIEF on Access to Cancer Screening for women with …Continue reading Our Health Matters! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In this article, Penni Mitchell writes about the 30th anniversary of DAWN-RAFH Canada: 30 years of leadership, Partnership and Networking.View full article for DISABILITY ACTIVISTS CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF DAWN