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DAWN News

Canada Day 2016!

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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!

Share Your Voice

Forum for Robust Safeguards in Bill C-14

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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

Disabled Women Activists Lead Anti-violence Initiatives Worldwide

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  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

IN FOCUS From the United Nations

Four women sit at a table with lap tops. They are engaged in conversation. Bonnie Brayton (far right) participates in Gender and Disability Forum with Naomi Navoce (Pacific Disability Forum, Fiji); Jhelena Chacon (Costa Rica) and Silvia Quan (Making It Work staff, USA)
From June 4th to 7th, I had the honour to work and collaborate with the women from our sister organizations from around the world. On June 8th we participated in a Global Gender and Disability Forum hosted by Handicap International as part of the Civil Society preparations for the 8th Conference of States Parties (#CoSP8) on the CRPD. Today as we are just over a week away from our 30th Anniversary as a feminist disability organization, I am pleased to share an excerpt from our Panel.