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Posted September 11th 2020
Women and girls represent half of the world’s population, and therefore half of its potential. Gender equality is a fundamental human right. When we advance gender equality - everyone benefits.
This year, September 21-25 is Gender Equality Week in Canada. Stay tuned as the 2020 Gender Equality Week theme is unveiled in the coming weeks. Learn more here!
Celebrate with us by participating in the following events and work towards achieving gender equality:
- Walk the Talk with us in Gimli, MB on Tuesday, September 22 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM CDT to engage in and discuss topics related to international issues and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is a discussion series where participants engage in conversation with other citizens who think globally.
- Join us for another edition of Local Brews + Global Views — this time, for a conversation with Catherine Fortin-Lauzier of Cuso International on Thursday, September 24, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT.
Posted August 31st 2020
Join our online Lunch & Learn to hear more about the struggle for rights of landless women in Bangladesh.
Special guest, David Bruer, of Inter Pares will discuss rights-based work in Bangladesh. David will share how Inter Pares is working with local partner Nijera Kori to bring together landless women and men to learn about and demand their rights.
Wednesday, September 2, at noon - 1:00 PM (CDT).
Posted August 21st 2020
Due to the new health restrictions in the Prairie Mountain Health region, we have decided to offer this event virtually in order to keep you and our communities safe. Unfortunately, we will not be holding this event in person. Our decision to move this conversation online comes suddenly as we do our part to adapt and help curb the spread of COVID-19 in our communities across Manitoba.
Don’t worry - you can still participate! Join MCIC for a virtual walk and respectful conversation on topics related to sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on August 25 from 7pm – 8pm** for our inaugural Walk the Talk event! Talk about addressing development challenges like gender equality, achieving quality education, and stopping child labour during the COVID-19 pandemic and how to Build Back Better.
Sounds great! Join this SDGs Braindate for a conversation virtually on ZOOM. Consider taking your laptop outside or calling in by phone and walk in your own community during our call.
Posted June 26th 2020
In this extra special [At] Home edition, three Manitoba youth poets; Sarah Beatty, from Murdoch MacKay Collegiate, and Urooba Ahmed and Sophia Abolore, from Fort Richmond Collegiate, connected virtually under quarantine to create the newest iteration of MCIC’s Voices for Change spoken word poem titled: Survival of the Richest
This powerful piece tells the story of coronavirus quarantine around the world, highlighting its effects on a global scale and amplifying various narratives that come from unique pandemic experiences.
Watch the powerful poem HERE.