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April Smith of W2’s Fearless City Mobile Program and AHA MEDIA is very proud to be a speaker with Lianne Payne and Eileen Gillette on Media for Women’s Voices at the Table during International Women’s Day Rally & Conference

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Women’s Voice’s at the Table

International Women’s Day Program

Saturday, March 6 (Vancouver, Canada)

This event is part of a broadly-based Canadian and global civil society campaign to inspire and mobilize citizens to be heard and to claim a seat “at the table” with the leaders at the upcoming G8/20 meeting taking place in Canada. We know that often women’s voices and needs are ignored and this is our opportunity to put our issues on the tables

The 2010 International Women’s Day will start with a celebratory rally at the North Plaza of the Art Gallery at noon followed by a conference at 1:30 pm at the Vancouver Public Library. There will be several display tables featuring women’s organizations addressing various issues.Each table with a speaker and YOU, the participants will come up with a series of very concrete policy recommendations and demands to be presented to government representatives regarding women’s rights issues.

Participants concerned about human rights issues and gender equality are encouraged to attend and contribute to the conference.

Table Discussion Topics:

Table #1. Economy
Table #2. Poverty and Income
Table #3. Housing
Table #4. Climate Change and Food Security
Table #5. Violence Against Women
Table #6. Femicide
Table #7. Women in Solidarity
Table #8. Indigenous Women
Table #9. Labour rights
Table #10. Education
Table #11. Health Care
Table #12. Media
Table #13. Access to Justice
Table #14. Women’s Leadership and Decision Making
Table #15. Women, Peace and Militarism


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Media

The speakers will address the issue of women’s voice in the media, focusing on how far women have come in terms of their access to the media and the challenges they are facing.

Lianne Paynne is dedicated to working with projects and organizations with a social and cultural mandate. April Smith is a social media maker and community advocate working as Project Coordinator for W2’s Fearless City Mobile program. Eileen Gillette researches accessibility, the digital divide, and information policy.

Schedule of Activities:

12:00pm -1:00pm Celebratory Rally (Art Gallery, North Plaza)

1:30pm – 2:00pm Display Tables at Vancouver Public Library

Welcoming – music

2:00pm-3:00pm Table Discussions, round 1
3:00pm-4:00pm Table Discussions, round 2
4:00pm-4:15pm Break-refreshments served
4:15pm-5:00pm Presentation of Resolutions

Music and Closing remarks

This event is organized by the following groups:
-We*ACT
-BWSS
-Oxfam Canada
-Amnesty International
-BC Teachers’ Federation(BCTF)
-North Shore Women’s Centre
-We Can End all Violence against Women Campaign
-BC Federation of Labour
-BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU)
-Justice Education Society of BC
-Make Poverty History
-BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC)

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