Blogs

Women’s Human Security: The Way Forward

The following is a guest post by Deanna Bralten.

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Aboriginal Women Reclaiming Our Power

Manuela Popovici is a teacher, writer at ontheroadtonow.blogspot.com, and editor www.manuelapopovici.com. If you see her around WW2011 taking pictures with her little camera, stop and say Hi!

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Shut Up, You Live in a Man's World

This is part 2 of a guest post from Michele Phillips, her reflections on the InFocus session, Silence, Agency, and Gender in an Increasingly Violent World. In this part, she shares a very personal story of her own experience with sexual harrassment and speaking out.
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Silence: A Simple Concept with Many Different Meanings

This is part 1 of a guest post from Michele Phillips, her reflections on the InFocus session, Silence, Agency, and Gender in an Increasingly Violent World
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War Rape in Eastern Congo

Guest blogger Manuela Popovici is a teacher, writer at ontheroadtonow.blogspot.com, and editor - www.manuelapopovici.com. If you see her around WW2011 taking pictures with her little camera, stop and say Hi!

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Breaking Cycles in Education

This is guest blogger Sandyha Singh's response to “Breaking Cycles through Education: Stories from Determined Refugee Women”. The presenters were: Lynne LeBlanc (Moderator), World University Service of Canada, Canada; Vicky Samuel, Canada; Fatima Bahir, Citizenship and Immigration Canada; Sarah Angus, Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

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Breaking Cycles: Has Anything Changed?

This is a guest post by blogger Sandhya Singh, sharing her reflections on the session "Globalization, Migration, Gender and Women’s Agency in the Canadian State". Read more...

Soul Expanding Reflections on Breaking Cycles

This is a guest post from Manuela Popovici, who attended this morning's plenary session.

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Esta Noche: La Ceremonia de Apertura Celebra la Cultura Indígena

¡Apenas podemos creer que el congreso ya ha empezado!  El entusiasmo se va cada vez más creciendo y mujeres de toda parte del mundo están llegando a Ottawa.

Mundos de Mujeres 2011 empieza esta noche oficialmente con una ceremonia de apertura muy especial que celebra la cultura indígena.  Presentado por militante y realizadora de cine Tina Keeper y realizadora de cine Alanis Obomsawin, el evento se realizará en el Museo Canadiense de la Civilización, un medio ambiente sensacional para el lanzamiento del congreso. Read more...

Tonight's Opening Ceremony - A Celebration of Aboriginal Culture

It's hard to believe the Congress is finally here! Excitement is building as women from all over the world have been arriving here in Ottawa. We are thankful for the beautiful weather too! Read more...

Gather To Fight

The following is the last in a series of guest posts from Lennita. We are very pleased to note that over 80 women will be attending Women's Worlds 2011 thanks to the Solidarity Fund. Lennita is one of these women and will be presenting her paper, "Exploring Feminist Epistemologies Through Lived Bodily Experience" on July 4th at 5pm in 9161 Desmarais.

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I Can't Stand All This Feminism!

The following is the 2nd in a series of guest posts from Lennita. We are very pleased to note that over 80 women will be attending Women's Worlds 2011 thanks to the Solidarity Fund. Lennita is one of these women and will be presenting her paper, "Exploring Feminist Epistemologies Through Lived Bodily Experience" on July 4th at 5pm in 9161 Desmarais.

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Money Issues

The following is a guest post from Lennita. We are very pleased to note that over 80 women will be attending Women's Worlds 2011 thanks to the Solidarity Fund. Lennita is one of these women and will be presenting her paper, "Exploring Feminist Epistemologies Through Lived Bodily Experience" on July 4th at 5pm in 9161 Desmarais.

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In Solidarity, We Protest

The following is a guest post by Umme Busra, one of the Solidarity Fund Recipients from Women's Worlds 2011. 

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Hey Woman!
You stand! Shout, and protest; don’t look behind.
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Finding Inspiration in The Women's Worlds Storybook

I just love how stories bring things to life, don't you? As the momentum builds for Women's Worlds 2011, I'm really enjoying learning about all of the terrific discussions that are going to be taking place during the Congress.

I've been perusing The Women's Worlds 2011 Storybook on a regular basis, and I'm amazed at the diversity of topics to be found here.  Read more...

Official Program Now Available

THE WAIT IS OVER.

We are thrilled to announce that the official program for Women's Worlds 2011 is now available. There are an absolutely incredible number of amazing topics, events and sessions happening during the 5 days of Women's Worlds 2011. We have laid it all out on our site, to make it easy for you to find all of the information.  Read more...

Women's Worlds Gets Social

The theme of Women's Worlds 2011, is "Connect, Converse". This international congress will be bringing women from all over the world together to participate and share their ideas, goals, inspirations and leadership. The objective of Women's Worlds 2011 is to be an "opportunity for feminists and allies from around the globe to discuss globalization as it relates to women, strengthen connections, and collaborate on approaches to advancing women’s rights, women’s empowerment, and gender equality." Read more...