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Together for Girls: A Nutrition and Gender Equality Action Workshop
February 9, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 1:30 pm
Canada has been at the forefront of unlocking the potential of women and girls through its decades-long leadership in global health and nutrition. Canada’s contributions have saved millions of lives and improved the nutrition of millions of women and girls, making it possible for these women and girls to achieve their dreams. Good health & nutrition are key to helping girls grow to be educated and empowered women.
While the Canadian government has been leading the way in championing the health rights and needs of women and girls, there is still work to be done in Canada and in developing countries. Globally, more than one billion women are malnourished. It is estimated that of the 600 million adolescent girls living in developing countries, 30% suffer from anemia, depleting their energy levels and negatively impacting their ability to learn, play sports, or even attend school.
Canadians must come together, raise their voice, and focus their energies in the same direction to achieve meaningful results for women and girls. International Development Week is a key opportunity to recognize, reflect on and take action on some of the inequalities that still exist in Canada and globally. There will be more opportunities to rally others to take actions for gender equality through improved health and nutrition – using moments like Women Deliver to focus the world’s attention on these issues. Now is the time for us to come together, and focus our energies in the same direction to achieve meaningful results for women and girls.
As key nutrition and gender equality partners, our unified voice is critical for action.
Canada’s global health and nutrition advocates have achieved a lot over the past few years, but there is still more to be done! Together, we can create a unified voice and action that reinforces the importance of nutrition advocacy and youth leadership. Join this panel discussion & workshop and help us continue to push the needle forward! Our panelists will give concrete examples of how we can take action, and encourage youth leadership, to make a difference for girls locally and globally.
The panel will feature representatives from Nutrition International, World Vision Canada, the Wabano Centre, and Women Deliver.
Where: University of Ottawa, Faculty of Social Sciences Building (room FSS2005)
When: Saturday 9 February 2019, 9:15 – 1:30 (lunch provided).