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Building Young Women’s Political Empowerment: An International Intergenerational Dialogue (panel)

March 17, 2014 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


58th UN CSW Parallel Event Description
Title: “Building Young Women’s Political Empowerment”   An international intergenerational dialogue (panel)
Date: Monday, March 17, 2014
Time: 10.30AM – 12:30 PM
Venue: Church Centre, 777 United Nations Plaza, 10th floor, New York City

Host Organization: Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Co-sponsors: International Institute for Peace Education
Cora Weiss, President, Hague Appeal for Peace

Yusur Al-Bahrani is a freelance journalist and editor based in Toronto, currently pursuing her Master of Journalism degree at Ryerson University. Al Bahrani is a feminist human rights activist, campaigning for women’s and minorities rights. Her main goal is to use journalism as a tool to defend women and minorities’ rights.

Jennifer Elms is a humanitarian and human rights activist with a passion for social justice based in Newfoundland. She graduated with a B.A. degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and was awarded a Master of Human Rights and Democratization from University of Sydney (Australia). Her international experience spans over 20 countries.

Thabi Pratt – British Columbia and Brazil

Jazmin Papadopoulis is a feminist peace activist and student based out of Winnipeg, MB. She is currently studying Conflict Resolution Studies. She is passionate about changing the status quo by exploring creative new ways to be empowered, challenge worldviews, and experiment with forms of self-expression. Jazmin also dabbles in writing and clowning.

Janna Barkman  has recently completed her Masters in Development Practice (MDP) at the University of Winnipeg, focusing on community-based learning, program development and sustainability.  She is a paraeducator and youth worker, as well as a local musician, yoga instructor and peace activist.  Her work and private endeavors focus around fostering spaces in which youth, in particular young women, can thrive and be successful.

With: Professor Betty Reardon (Columbia University – retired, USA)
Professor Marilou McPhedran ( University of Winnipeg, Canada)

Description: This strategic development session will be an intergenerational dialogue featuring four young women peace educators working in Canada and Brazil and wise women peace educators academics-activists, relating their comments to peace and security issues through international perspectives
The panel will be divided into four main components:

1) Introduction and welcome;

2) Panelist presentations;

3) Intergenerational dialogue, and;

4) Questions and answers. Each panelist will be expected to give a presentation about their experiences as a participant of the Peacemakers camps.

The panelists will be prepared to address both the transformative MDG of gender equality and the review theme of access and participation of women and girls to education and training, particularly focused on peace and security. Panelists are encouraged to utilize powerpoint technology or other
creative mediums, such as picture collages or videos, depicting activities from the camps to engage attendees and enhance attendees’ experience.

A handout will be developed to distribute to the audience to outline information about the camps as a guide that may be utilized by other groups, organizations and/or individuals for implementation.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact:

Jennifer Elms (jenniferelms@hotmail.  com) or Marilou McPhedran (marilou.mcphedran@gmail.  com).





March 17, 2014
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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