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4 July 2011, OTTAWA – To kick off four days of thematic and cultural programming, Women’s Worlds 2011 frames day one around the central theme “Breaking Cycles”.
“We know that as globalization becomes more and more entrenched as the new world order, women around the world are mounting impressive opposition to colonialism, capitalism, imperialism, and inequality,” says Caroline Andrew, co-chair of the global feminist congress, the 11th in a series which began in 1981.
Plenary, in-focus, and concurrent sessions scheduled throughout Monday speak to the “Breaking Cycles” theme by examining how geo-political, organizational, and financial structures play key roles in the perpetuation of women's inequality, the feminization of poverty, gendered and racialized violence, and other forms of women's subjugation.
Programmatic highlights for Women’s Worlds 2011 on Monday, 4 July:
WW 2011 (www.womensworlds.ca) is an international and interdisciplinary congress that will explore how issues like equality, human rights, economics, labour, education, environment, and development relate to women. This is the largest gathering of women from around the world to ever take place in Canada and aims to enhance women's leadership skills and organizational capacity.
WW 2011 is co-hosted by Carleton University and the University of Ottawa.
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For details and to arrange interviews:
Media Relations, Women’s Worlds 2011
(011 1) 613 818 7956