The Women’s NGO Secretariat of Liberia (WONGOSOL) started as an organ for coordinating the activities of women organizations and groups in Liberia in 1998, in between the two civil wars that ravaged the country from 1989 - 2003. They now serve as an umbrella organization for over 105 local women’s rights organizations. The vision of WONGOSOL is to achieve a just and fair Liberian society where women and men equally participate in and benefit from decision-making processes at all levels. They work to build the capacity of women’s organizations and other stakeholders to improve their...
|PEACETALKS #21: Extractive Industries and the Impact on Women||
About This Talk
This panel will focus on the impact of mining exploration and development on the lives and livelihoods of women in the global south. Guests will include Beth Dollaga, a founding member of the Canada-Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights (CPSHR) and Migrante BC. In 2012 she coordinated and participated in a United Church led fact-finding mission on the impact of Canadian mining companies in the Philippines. She will be joined by Sarita Galvez, a psychologist and educator originally from Guatemala and a member of BC CASA and the Mining Justice Alliance. A...(read more)
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|PeaceTalks #20: Crying foul in Brazil: Social violence, activism, and the legacy of the 2014 FIFA...||
About This Talk
Once every four years the whole world tunes in to amazing displays of soccer. While this past year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil was no exception, something was different: thousands of Brazilians took to the streets to protest the very event that they loved. Why were Brazilians demonstrating? What human rights violations were committed because of this event? And how are these infringements repeated in other countries that host large sporting events?
In this talk, Carolyn will explore the social violence of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. She will show how...(read more)
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