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More than a footnote: Women and Girls with Disabilities in Canada
April 3, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Co-sponsored by the McGill Nursing Collaborative for Education and Innovation in Patient and Family-Centred Care, the McGill Women’s Health Advocacy Club, the Disabled Women’s Network (DAWN) Canada and the Institute for Health and Social Policy (IHSP).
Speaker: Bonnie Brayton, National Executive Director of the DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) Canada.
A recognized leader in both the feminist and disability movements, Bonnie Brayton is a formidable advocate for women with disabilities here in Canada and internationally.
Description: Women with disability living in Canada face a host of structural barriers to their access to essential conditions of daily living. Multiple intersecting identities of gender, disability, race, sexuality and class amongst others, shape their experiences within society. Women with disability are diverse and equally possessing of strengths, capacities, unique preferences and desire for self-determination as all people. However, they are significantly more likely to experience poverty, gender-based violence, criminalization and systematic denial of their essential human rights, including those around health and healthcare. Healthcare systems overwhelmingly lack policy, accessible physical and procedural infrastructure and services that are inclusive of women with disability. Healthcare professionals and support personnel have inconsistent knowledge and awareness of the experiences and needs of women with disability.
Join us and learn what we can do collectively to begin to contribute to gender and disability responsive health systems. We welcome all interested McGill University students, faculty, researchers, healthcare professionals and people with an interest in women and disability.
This is a #WeDeliver 2019 Mobilizer event.
Wednesday April 3rd, 16:30 – 18:00
Ingram School of Nursing
680 Sherbrooke Ouest, Room 1825