Racialized Women in Canada: A Conversation about Gender-based Violence and Inequality
A parallel event of the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum
Presented by NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York
Organized by Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change and YWCA Canada
Wednesday, 17 March - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Racialized women in Canada face disproportionate levels of violence and significant barriers to gender equality, including a large gender-based and racial wage gap, poor labour market outcomes, health inequities, and inequitable access to income support. Canada’s approach to violence against women has kept racialized women marginalized (delete and suffering). Lack of resources, and the gaps and barriers embedded in our laws and policies continue to perpetuate violence. In this session, our expert panelists will address the impact of the various structural barriers on racialized women’s experience of gender-based violence in Canada.
Join us to hear from:
May Roy, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Canada
Shalini Konanur, Executive Director / Lawyer, South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario
Avvy Go, Director, Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic
Lesa Francis, Interim Executive Director, Black Legal Action Centre
Samya Hasan, Executive Director, Council of Agencies Serving South Asians
Amy Casipullai, Senior Coordinator Policy and Communications, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
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