Public Talk by Kate Bojin – White Ribbon

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Kate Bojin from White Ribbon will be at NSCC Burridge (Yarmouth), Thursday, Feb 19th, 7pm  to speak on: Exploring our roles in preventing violence against women and girls in our community”.

The talk is sponsored by Juniper House and Chrysalis House, and funded by Status of Women Canada. Our thanks to NSCC Burridge for providing the facilities for the events.

White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. Kate Bojin is leading White Ribbon’s development, implementation and evaluation of a nation-wide project to develop a National Community of Practice to promote knowledge exchange and build momentum coast to coast on these issues. http://www.whiteribbon.ca

Kate Bojin kicked off her career in South-East India as a Campaign Manager to address gender-based violence in several communities in Pondicherry, India. This experience inspired Kate to pursue her Masters of Arts and completed a thesis exploring men’s pro-feminist organizing and partnership building with women’s networks (published in Gender and Development, July 2013). Now with White Ribbon, Kate continues to lead a national relationship-building process with community, women’s and youth based organizations, collaborating on a National Evaluation Framework, Promising Practices Report and a made-in-Canada online toolkit in engaging men and boys for Gender Based Violence prevention.

Kate will also be speaking at the introduction of a day-long “Man to Man” workshop for leaders of youth at NSCC Burridge on Friday, Feb 20th (Snow date: Feb 27th). For more information on the training workshop and to register for it, see http://cjproject.engagingmenandboys.ca/training

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