Femmes et filles en situation de handicap : l'aide publique au développement à la croisée des chemins du handicap et du genre, le 8 fevrier
As part of International Development Week, Humanity and Inclusion (HI) Canada, in collaboration with the Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI), is organizing a French-only webinar event entitled "Women and Girls with Disabilities: Official Development Assistance at the Crossroads of Disability and Gender" on Thursday, February 8, from 11 am-12 pm (UTC-5).
As mentioned in the Briefing Note of the same name co-edited by Dawn Canada, HI Canada and the Live Work Well Research Centre, women and girls with disabilities are rarely taken into account or specifically targeted by humanitarian and development aid investments. They also receive too little recognition from the women's rights movement: witness the absence of any explicit reference to women and girls with disabilities in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
In this webinar, guest panelists will explore various aspects of these issues. It will be moderated by Michèle Asselin, Executive Director of AQOCI.
The panelists are:
Dieynaba Diallo, Vice-President of Femmes droit et développement en Afrique (FeDDAF) Senegal and Coordinator of the FeDDAF Regional Coalition, an organization involved in the Making it Work initiative implemented by Humanity & Inclusion.
Nicole Nyangolo Ndamuso, regional coordinator of Concertation des Collectifs des Associations Féminines de la Région des Grands-Lacs for the program "Girls' Education for a Better Future in the Great Lakes Region" implemented with the consortium Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie and CECI.
Nancy Saint-Louis, researcher for the Live Work Well Research Centre's "Engendering Disability-Inclusive Development" project and doctoral candidate.
Anne Delorme, Executive Director of HI Canada, will conclude the webinar with recommendations from the Briefing Note.