Global Vision, Local Focus: A Dialogue on Gender Equality

Event Details

Join us to celebrate Canada’s 30th International Development Week (IDW) at the upcoming public speaker event, Global Vision, Local Focus: A Dialogue on Gender Equality. Explore global and local perspectives on gender equality and inclusion with international advocates Didi Bertrand, Cesar Gamez, and Toronto-based leaders (speaker info TBC).

On February 6, join us to learn about the priorities, challenges, and intersections between local and global practices towards gender equality.

4:00 – 4:30 Registration & Tapestry 2030 Exhibit
4:30 – 6:00 Panel and Q&A
6:00 – 6:30 Reception at Members Lounge

Confirmed speakers
Didi Bertrand is the Senior Advisor on Community Health and Strategist for Gender, Adolescent Youth’s Health and Development with Partners In Health. A native of Haiti, Ms. Bertrand also leads The Women and Girls Initiative, an adolescent girls’ social protection and empowerment program targeting marginalized adolescent girls and young women operating in Rwanda and Haiti.

Cesar Gamez is an educator and a member of CoCoSI’s theater troupe “Reality on Stage.” He is also Co-Founder of Country Breezes, a group of gender non-binary persons from rural impoverished communities of El Salvador. CoCoSi is a partner with the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF).

This dialogue is co-hosted by the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) and the City of Toronto’s People & Equity Division. All are welcome. This space is wheelchair accessible and LGBTQ2 community friendly.

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