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CSW68 2024 Shareback Session

From March 11-15, 2025, 11 OCIC delegates attended the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), in person and virtually. At CSW68 they had the opportunity to choose from over 250 official and side events and over 700 civil society and NGO parallel events. Folks attended a range of sessions with a focus on Feminist […]

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Protection and Identity: A Conversation with Danny Ramadan on World Refugee Day

Join us for a deep dive into celebrated Syrian-Canadian author and activist Danny Ramadan’s autobiography Crooked Teeth! Danny Ramadan is a Syrian-Canadian author and LGBTQ-refugees advocate. His memoir, Crooked Teeth, comes out in May 2024. His latest novel, The Foghorn Echoes won the Lambda Award for Gay Fiction, and was nominated for the BC &

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The Charlevoix Education Initiative

Education is a fundamental human right and a cornerstone for sustainable development. The Government of Canada has been a long-standing leader in education. Most notably, Canada led the G7 Charlevoix Education Initiative, which committed to investing in projects aimed at enhancing access to quality education for girls, adolescent girls and women, particularly in the context

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This Being Human: Live at the Aga Khan Museum with Deeyah Khan

In collaboration with the Global Centre for Pluralism, this live recording of the Museum’s podcast, This Being Human, features host Abdul-Rehman Malik in conversation with Deeyah Khan. Khan will share her experience as a documentary filmmaker and activist countering extremism and fostering understanding and empathy across ideological, religious, and racial divides. Born in Norway to

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Rise & Thrive: Empowering East African Youth through Education

Education has the power to shape the course of a person’s life. But access to this fundamental human right is often threatened by harmful gender norms, fragile institutions, and other systemic barriers. This is especially true for girls living in vulnerable communities. Addressing these challenges requires the cultivation of inclusive, resilient, and adaptive learning environments.

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Rise & Thrive: Empowering East African Youth through Education

Education has the power to shape the course of a person’s life. But access to this fundamental human right is often threatened by harmful gender norms, fragile institutions, and other systemic barriers. This is especially true for girls living in vulnerable communities. Addressing these challenges requires the cultivation of inclusive, resilient, and adaptive learning environments.

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An Afternoon with Sally Armstrong

Sally Armstrong is an award-winning author, journalist, and human rights activist with decades of experience being on the ground working with women in zones of conflict. She has also witnessed the power of women to achieve change. Join Sally as she shares stories from her travels including the shocking details from Outspoken: My Fight for Freedom

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Webinar: “Life in the Triangle of Death: Barrick Gold, Human and Environmental Disasters, and the Irrationality of Mining in the Dominican Republic”

Metallic mining exploitation in the Dominican Republic is located in the heart of the country, in the provinces of La Vega, Monseñor Nouel and Sánchez Ramírez, which is also the centre for water sources and biodiversity. An area where life could thrive is turning into a ‘triangle of death’. Extractivism has had a significant negative social

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