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001 Poster Presentations
12:00-14:30 3rd Floor Hallway Desmarais

Intersectional Analysis and Contemporary Feminist Research.

Vinamarata Kaur, SUNY Plattsburgh, India; Sean Burke, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA; Denise Savage, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA; Erin Keenan, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA; Kristina Collins, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA; Donna Kelly, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA

This panel will present several case studies featuring original feminist research informed by intersectional analysis.

Gender Differences in the Experiences of Body Control Among Korean Fashion Models.

Seong Young Sohn, Dongduk Women's University, South Korea ; Eun Ah Joung, Dongduk Women's University, South Korea

Through the examination of fashion models who are under pressure to keep their bodies desirable, this presentation aims to reveal the social structures that control and force women to pursue idealized bodies.

Réflexions sur la moralisation de l'allaitement maternel.

Denise Moreau, Université d'Ottawa, Canada

Cette présentation par affiche fera ressortir les pressions et les normes contribuant à une moralisation de l'allaitement maternel, menant à une culpabilisation et une perte de bien-être. Une problématique qui interpelle notamment les professionnelLEs de la santé.

Patriarchy as Counter Productive for Quality Management.

Leikny Øgrim, Oslo University College, Norway

This paper looks at an obvious contradiction in Western societies: on the one hand, more female leaders (will) result in higher quality management, while on the other, patriarchal structures keep women out of management positions. Thus patriarchy is counterproductive to achieving the goal of high quality management.

Let’s Talk About Sex: Exploring Young Racialized Women's Agency in the Context of Risk.

Ciann Wilson, York University, Canada

This poster presentation will detail the findings from a study entitled "Let's Talk About Sex" conducted by York University graduate student, Ciann Wilson, to examine and build the capacity of young women of colour in the areas of sexual health and HIV-AIDS prevention using art and popular education-centred community-based participatory research.

Students' Attitudes Towards Feminism and Gender Inequalities.

Sandra Gotovac, University of Windsor, Canada; Amanda Robinson-Howard, University of Windsor, Canada

This presentation discusses a study which sought to investigate attitudes towards feminism and elucidate beliefs in the myth of a post-feminist culture held by today's students. Through asking questions and presenting scenarios related to gender inequalities, results suggest that current misconceptions about gender equality are highly prevalent.

Histoire d´une mondialisation réussie : Construire l´égalité de genre à l´école.

Nadia Kovaleski, Université Technologique Fédérale du Parana, Brazil; Marilia Gomes de Carvalho, Université Technologique Fédérale du Parana, Brazil; Cíntia de Souza Batista Tortato, Université Technologique Fédérale du Paraná, Brazil

Cette présentation fera découvrir aux participantes la façon dont les femmes peuvent utiliser à leur avantage le financement international. Nous présenterons, sous forme d´affiches, un cours de 80 heures intitulé "Construire l´Égalité de Genre à l´École", le public visé étant les professionnels-les de l´éducation.

Successful Aging: Elderly Women’s Perceptions and Strategies.

Shu-Fang Yu, Taiwan; Bih-ching Shu, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

The purpose of this study is to understand (a) the perception of successful aging in elderly women, and (b) their strategies to achieve successful aging. A descriptive qualitative design will be used and in-depth interviews conducted with elderly women in Taiwan.

The Future of Identity Politics in Japan.

Shihoko Nakagawa, York University, Canada; Shinichi Takahashi, Ritsumeikan University, Japan; Wooja Kim, Ritsumeikan University, Japan; Yoshitaro Hotta, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

This panel will explore how identity politics challenge and dismantle systemic cycles in various contexts in Japan, presenting analyses on specific cases of the minoritized and marginalized women in Japan and discussing how to break the systemic cycles.

Women and Decision Making: Have women broken the Barrier? Examples from Bangladesh..

Bushra Chowdhury, The Australian National University, Bangladesh

Women's social subordination in a patriarchal society like Bangladesh reproduces and reinforces women's subordination and subjugation in politics. The presentation highlights how women challenge the barriers that impede their full participation, their coping strategies and/or if they are coopted by, subsumed or succumed to the forces of "male" politics.

002 Empowering Non-Status, Refugee, and Immigrant Women Who Experience Violence
13:00-14:30 12140 Desmarais

Rosa Arteaga, Battered Women's Support Services, Canada

This session discusses women-centered solutions, anti-oppression practice, and feminist values that forge bonds among workers striving to identify and overcome barriers facing NSRI women who experience violence in an intimate relationship. Tools, analysis, and practical solutions support a wide range of workers and community activists on the journey to more inclusive, anti-oppressive practice.

004 (En)Acting Gender Equity: Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed for Gender Sensitization
13:00-14:30 12120 Desmarais

Beth Godbee, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA; Manisha Shelat, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA; Rasha Diab, The University of Texas at Austin, USA; Tanya Cochran, Union College, USA

In this interactive workshop, participants will enact scenarios of gender oppression taken from the researchers' K-university and community-based settings, rehearse strategies for intervention using Boal's theatre of the oppressed, and consider what interventions these theatre exercises suggest for dismantling our everyday experience of gender discrimination.

005 Using Narrative in Communicating Social Change
13:00-14:30 12113 Desmarais

Veena Gokhale, Canada

Too often, non-profit groups use factual, linear, and rather dry communication styles to convey messages. While this approach has its uses, non-profits need to diversify their communication styles to include more popular genres. This workshop explores the power of storytelling in creating evocative social change messages.

006 Breaking Cycles of Poverty One Stove At a Time: An NGO Partnership
13:00-14:30 12111 Desmarais

Elizabeth Ballantyne-Jackson, Guatemala Stove Project, Canada

This presentation will showcase a partnership between a small Canadian NGO that funds the building of improved cooking stoves and a Guatemalan NGO that strives to break the cycle of poverty for its mainly women members through a holistic approach to health, food security, and environmental sustainability.

007 Marital Violences: Paradoxes and Challenges for Promoting Emancipatory Practice
13:00-14:30 12110 Desmarais

Glaucia Ribeiro Starling Diniz, University of Brasília, Brazil; Nayara Teixeira Magalhães, University of Brasília, Brazil; Fabricio Guimarães, University of Brasília, Brazil

This presentation centers on the interaction between gender, marital violence, and the legal and justice systems. On August 7, 2006, the Brazilian Government approved Law 11.340 - "Lei Maria da Penha" - provoking inflamed yet productive debate regarding the prevention and attention to domestic violence experiences.

008 Une solidarité entre des femmes du Québec et du Sénégal pour briser les plafonds de verre / Solidarity Between the Women of Quebec and Senegal To Break Glass Ceilings
13:00-14:30 12102 Desmarais

Yacine Diagne, AFEME, Association des Femmes de la Médina, Senegal; Carole Benjamin, Table des groupes de femmes de Montréal (TGFM), Canada; Hélène Duquette, Carrefour canadien international, Canada

Deux organisations canadiennes et une organisation sénégalaise contribuent à une initiative prometteuse de coopération internationale entre des femmes du Québec et de la Médina (Dakar). Leur partenariat soutien les femmes, faiblement représentées dans les instances décisionnelles de leur quartier, à investir ces sphères de pouvoir largement dominée par les hommes.

Two Canadian organizations and one Senegalese contribute to an international cooperation initiative between the women of Quebec and Medina (Dakar). Their partnership supports women who are under-represented in decision-making in their region to take over these male-dominated power areas.

Cette session sera interprétée en français et anglais. / This session will be interpreted in French and English.

342 Seeking Safe Spaces: Aboriginal Women’s Experiences of Racist Sexism in HIV/AIDS Services
13:00-14:30 11161 Desmarais

Charlotte Reading, University of Victoria, Canada; Renee Masching, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, Canada; Doris Peltier, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Organization, Canada; Tracey Prentice, University of Ottawa, Canada

Aboriginal women are over-represented in new HIV cases in Canada. A study by the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network reveals racism, sexism and HIV stigma against Aboriginal women within health systems. Recommendations for breaking the cycle include culturally and gender safe HIV and health services, as well as opportunities for women to facilitate their own healing.

009 What the Grandmothers (Nookimisuk) Who Practice the Sacred Arts Have to Say
13:00-14:30 11143 Desmarais

Isabelle Meawasige, Grandmother's Lodge, Canada; Caroline Recollet, Neegoni Gi Gay Win Lodge Inc., Canada

The Grandmothers Empowerment Alliance will present their findings from over 56 gatherings/retreats held between 2008 and 2010 and share the ways in which they revived collective mechanisms for healing from collective traumas from colonization. They will share their knowledge, wisdom, vision, and dreams for the future to create new, positive, life-enhancing, and cultural renewal narratives.

010 Marketing To and Responses From the Elusive Female Demographic
13:00-14:30 10143 Desmarais

Media Culture, Artifact, and Gender Identity: An Analysis of Bratz Dolls. Lauren Levesque, Canada

With children and their buying power on the rise, the growing influence of girls' toys and surrounding cultural products is not surprising. This session discusses research which explored the appeal of MGA Entertainment Inc.'s Bratz dolls as this artifact was used to help establish and explore whether a definitive change in girl's play has occurred.

Resisting Pink – Again. Joanne Baker, Flinders University, Australia

This presentation/paper explores the contradictions of contemporary feminism's omnipresence and marginalisation. Taking as examples 'female friendly' market positioning and advertising of small businesses and multinational corporations, this session explores some recent manifestations (and appropriations) of feminist principles via the unlikely branding scheme of the colour pink.

Imperceptible Fundamentalisms: The Perfect Woman and the Multiple Roles of Barbie. Nathalie Elaine Meza García, Colombia

This presentation/paper argues that Barbies and fractal geometry exemplify how the feminist's image of women - having emerged in opposition to patriarchy's view - is unconsciously configured with the idea that women need to be perfect in every aspect of their life, in order to be able to compete equally with men in the labor market.

The Pornographication of Human Reality, and How It Can be Confronted . Esther Eillam, Israel

I will discuss the overflowing of pornography into different spheres of life as a 'pornographication' process, and will expose sources, scopes, and harms. The Connection of pornography to beliefs that stem from oppressive ideologies and politics is also a key which can help to get rid of pornography and to create a feminist, non-violent society.

011 Gathering Hope: Action on Food Insecurity in Northern Manitoba
13:00-14:30 10161 Desmarais

Shirley Thompson, University of Manitoba, Canada; Jacinta Wiebe, University College of the North; Durdana Islam, Fish Buying Club for Garden Hill with Neeji Foods and Four Arrows Regional Health Authority; Myrle Ballard, St. Martin First Nation

Through a healing circle, participatory video, survey results, and a train-the-trainer approach, this workshop will engage participants in a process of understanding the impacts of the 75% food insecurity in Northern Manitoba on women. What does it mean for mothers to regularly have no food to feed their children in these remote communities?

012 Hidden Gold of the North: Women Breaking Cycles of Inequality Through Microfinance
13:00-14:30 9143 Desmarais

Rosalind Lockyer, PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise, Canada; Stacia Kean, PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise, Canada

In this session, women from PARO Centre For Women's Enterprise will address how, through Peer Lending Circles and use of new technology and media, we can challenge, re-define, and transform the way women engage and benefit from an economy impacted by globalization. Participants will be invited to reflect on these discussion points and interact with panelists on how the tools can be adapted to enhance their work.

013 Performance du droit
13:00-14:30 9161 Desmarais

Julie Lassonde, Canada

Cette série de courtes performances artistiques d'improvisation gestuelle explorent le concept de la répétition comme processus de transformation des normes sociales et juridiques. L'espace créé dans cette itération par la différence entre un geste et un autre balise la possibilité de changements normatifs.

014 Including the Excluded: Lessons from the Grassroots
13:00-14:30 8143 Desmarais

Breaking Cycles of Exclusion in Transnational Organizing: Lessons Learned from the 2008 AWID Forum in South Africa. Amanda Gouws, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

This paper examines the consequences of exclusionary participation that led to a conference held in parallel to the AWID (Association for Women Rights in Development) International Forum in Durban 2008 by South African feminists who could not attend. The analysis proposes for discussion lessons to be learned from this event with regards to feminist organizing in a North/South context.

Change From the Grassroots: Women's Groups Promoting Their Rights in Rural India. Milena Gioia, Canada

Drawing from my field work in rural India with grassroots women's groups, I explore their vibrancy and innovation in breaking cycles, transforming oppressive gender norms, and dismantling entrenched sexism. I also make parallels with my grassroots mobilizing experience in Canada with Ottawa RebELLEs, part of a young feminist movement.

Mountain Women- Challenging the stereotype rules and leading the empowerment process - A case study from Uttarkhand Mountains, India . Chhaya Kunwar, Himalayan Action Research Centre, India

Women constitute almost half of the population of the world . Their tremendous contribution in nation building is not hidden from any one. But the current indicators of development and situation prevailing in most regions clearly point towards women's low status in the society. They still constitute majority of rural poor, have low literacy rates, very limited access to resources and have experienced least improvement in their quality of life. Although women are facing challenges all over the world, yet there have been many inspiring and ground-breaking efforts by women at community level which have challenged the existing stereotype rules, gender disparities and avail the opportunities to lead and break the vicious circle of poverty. These ground- breaking efforts of women are rarely highlighted. This case study has tried to explore the processes , strategies and innovative ways adopted to enable rural women of Uttarakhand mountaineous areas to an equal partner in development process and be an agent of change.

Development at Their Doorsteps: Women, Development, and Water in India, 1950-1990. Melanie Shaffer-Cutillo, Binghamton University, USA

Through the lens of rural development programs and water-related development schemes, this paper examines the role of women in India’s national development policy and its ramifications in the lives of dam-displaced women. It demonstrates the complexities of gender discrimination, inequity, and oppression in the lives of rural women in India.

015 The Patriarchal Nuclear Family: Critiques and Alternatives From Matriarchal Societies
13:00-14:30 8161 Desmarais

Dr. Mariam Irene Tazi-Preve, University of Vienna, Austria; Valentina Pakyntein, North-Eastern Hill University, India; Dr. Linda Christiansen-Ruffman, Saint Mary’s University, CRIAW-NS, Canada; Dr. Malika Gasshoff-Makilam, Native Berber woman, Germany

This panel will compare patriarchal/western and matriarchal/non-western family systems with the aim of sharing new feminist insights (from the perspectives of modern matriarchal studies) to raise awareness of the nuclear family as a patriarchal project and to discuss ways of breaking patriarchal cycles.

016 Women, Migration, and the Challenges of Global Policymaking for Care Work
13:00-16:30 1140 Desmarais

Tiziana Caponio, University of Turin, Italy; Delali Margaret Badasu, University of Ghana, Ghana; Ito Peng, University of Toronto, Canada; Eileen Boris, University of California, USA; Sonya Michel, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, USA

This first panel will examine ‘global care chains’ and their impact on female migrant care workers and their employees. The second will be an open-ended discussion of female migrant care work policies: what reforms are needed, how can they be achieved, and what role should feminists play in this effort?

017 Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Lessons and Challenges  / La Comisión para la verdad y la reconciliación de Canadá: Lecciones y desafíos  / Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Canada: Leçons et défis
Presented by / Présenté par / Presentación de : Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
13:00-14:30 4101 Desmarais

Viola Thomas, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Canada; Mandy Wesley, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Canada; Fiona Cook, Native Women’s Association of Canada, Canada

Ce panel présente des conversations avec des chercheuses associées au Centre de recherches pour le développement international qui ont mis en lumière les cycles et les systèmes qui entravent la réalisation de l’autonomisation économique des femmes. Des travaux universitaires féministes contemporains ont démontré que la revendication par les femmes de leurs droits, de leur indépendance économique et de moyens d’existence sécuritaires doit s’accompagner simultanément de leur autonomisation et de la réalisation de leurs droits sociaux et politiques. Les femmes n’entrent pas sur le marché du travail comme des agentes libres prêtes à vendre leur travail mais comme porteuses d’une identité de genre qui les marque souvent comme filles dépendantes, épouses ou mères.

How did being forced by law into residential schools and secluded and excluded from Indigenous cultures impact Indigenous communities in Canada? What is the interconnection between the high rates of incarceration of Indigenous women and girls and Residential schools? How can non-Indigenous women break new ground for reconciliation?

¿De qué manera la imposición legal de los internados,la exclusión y la reclusión de las culturas indígenas afectó a las comunidades indígenas de Canadá? ¿Cuál es la relación entre los altos índices de encarcelamiento de niñas y mujeres indígenas con los internados? ¿De qué manera las mujeres no indígenas pueden marcar hitos para la reconciliación?

This session will be interpreted in French, English, and Spanish. / Cette session sera interprétée en français, anglais et espagnol. / Esta sesión se interpretará en Francés, Inglés y Español.

018 The "Identity" of Lesbian Feminism in a Neo-Liberal Era: A Dialogue on Individualism, Subjection, and Politics
13:00-14:30 4130 Desmarais

Kathy Miriam, USA; Nancy Meyer, USA

We are presenting a “paper in progress” that provides a critique and discussion of identity politics as one insidious and mystifying form of the depoliticization of U.S. feminism. Our focus is on how cooptation, particularly (neo) liberal individualism, has reshaped lesbian feminism into politics as personal identity and diminished it’s still radical potential for challenging women’s subordination.

019 On the Move and Crossing Borders: Women's Labour Mobility in a Global Context
13:00-18:30 4170 Desmarais

Marit Aure, Northern Research Institute, Norway; Aileen Espiritu, Barents Institute, Norway; Sharon Roseman, Memorial University, Canada; Barbara Neis, Memorial University, Canada; Anna Karlsdottir, University of Iceland, Iceland; Magnfríður Júlíusdóttir, University of Iceland, Iceland; Unnur Dís Skaptadóttir, University of Iceland, Iceland; Nicole Power, Memorial University, Canada; Kathy Fitzpatrick, Memorial University, Canada; Marianna Pavlovskaya, Hunter College, USA; Siri Gerrard, University of Tromso, Norway

This panel will discuss forms of mobilities and immobilities with an emphasis on migration and commuting as they relate to women's paid labour, and will apply feminist perspectives to compare social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of permanent and temporary mobility globally and across national and provincial boundaries.

020 Les femmes entrepreneures : mythes et réalités
13:00-14:30 4165 Desmarais

Hélène Lee-Gosselin, Chaire Claire-Bonenfant - Femmes, Savoirs et Sociétés, Canada; Stéphanie Chasserio, France; Annie Cornet, Belgique; Christina Constantinidis, CRP Henri Tudor, EGID, HEC-ULG, Belgique

Ce panel détaillera l'innovation et la créativité des femmes dans la création de produits et services et dans l'organisation du travail, en soulignant certaines limites organisationnelles, institutionnelles et sociales, notamment en raison des rapports sociaux de sexe. Constances et facteurs contextuels émergeront d'une analyse comparative entre pays.

021 Women building sustainable livelihoods through worker co-operatives: Mongolia, Philippines and Canada
13:00-14:30 6160 Desmarais

Charo Dancil, SIKAP Multipurpose Cooperative, Philippines; Madame Munguntuya Bazar, Suvdan-Ireedui Secondary Felt Workers Co-operative, Mongolia; Lee Fuge, International Women’s Catering Co-operative, Canada

Because the member-owner-employees of worker co-operatives shape their own economic futures, it is a model of business that is gaining momentum. Besides employment, members of the collective develop governance skills and often experience increased status in their communities. Through an interactive panel discussion, three dynamic women leaders from worker co-operatives in Mongolia, Canada, and the Philippines will share what they have learned in search of having control over their social and economic destinies.

345 War On Trial: Heeding Woolf`s "Freedom From Unreal Loyalties" Challenge
13:00-14:30 7170 Desmarais

Suzanne Bellamy, University of Sydney, Australia; Kathleen Barry, Penn State University, USA; Susan Hawthorne, Coalition for a Feminist Agenda, James Cook University, Coalition of Activist Lesbians, Australia; Renate Klein, FINRRAGE, Australia

In this session, four presenters pick up the challenge launched in 1938 by Virginia Woolf: to create "freedom from unreal loyalties". Each will discuss new ways of thinking about militarisation and patriarchy (Bellamy), masculinity and empathy (Barry), patriotism and poetry (Hawthorne), and women's bodies as a war zone (Klein).

023 Reproductive Justice: A Global Concern
13:00-14:30 3102 Desmarais

Joan C. Chrisler, Connecticut College, USA; Viriginia Braun, University of Auckland, New Zealand; Nancy Felipe Russo, Arizona State University, USA; Florence Denmark, Pace University, USA

This presentation will define reproductive justice and provide information on components such as family planning, pregnancy and prenatal care, birthing, maternal and infant mortality, and postpartum support. General discussion will focus on international public policy, political activism, and public health interventions to improve all women's access to reproductive justice.

024 Yukon Aboriginal Women's Summits Implementation: Communities in Action
13:00-14:30 3120 Desmarais

Amanda Mudry, Women's Directorate, Canada; Adeline Webber, Whitehorse Aboriginal Women's Circle, Canada; Courtney Wheelton, Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council, Canada; Anne Maje-Raider, Liard Aboriginal Women's Society, Canada

This presentation draws on the Yukon Aboriginal Women's Summits and Implementation projects which address key recommendations in the areas of education, leadership development, and wellness. Discussion will emphasize diverse community participation in action planning, values, leadership capacity, and approaches for Aboriginal women, youth, families, and communities.

025 Women, Citizenship, and Food Security: Empowerment Strategies
13:00-14:30 221 Morisette

Citizenship and Gender Bias. Joya Bhattacharya, University of Delhi, India

This presentation will deal with questions of citizenship, representation, and empowerment to examine the notion of uniform citizenship and its gender bias. It will look at political strategies employed by women to break institutional and systemic barriers and their effectiveness, with a special focus on urban local bodies in India.

Women Save the Seeds, Men Control the Fields. Emet Degirmenci, SEEDS (Social Ecology Education and Demonstration School), USA

This session/paper analyzes the seed-saving movement from the author's unique experience within the environmental movement. Evaluating the history of "Hunter/Gatherer" communities demonstrates that women have carried knowledge and experience in seed-saving based on their connection with the Earth. This explains why today's seed-saving movement confronting corporate control is primarily a feminist issue.

Unleashing Women (and Men) to End Their Own Hunger.

This session will analyze the amazing potential in humans, particularly women, that can be harnessed to bring an end to their own hunger and poverty. Discussion will take the form of a Q&A (question and answer) that will bring inspiration and awareness to participants.

Post-Globalization Challenges for Women in Agriculture in India. Savita Singal, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, India

This presentation focuses on distorting global agriculture trade policies and strategic measures. In subsistence agrarian countries like India, globalization allowed multinational corporations to monopolize production of crops and seeds. Locally, agriculture has shifted from subsistence to export oriented contractual farming, thereby eroding food self-sufficiency at the household level and pushing women further into poverty.

026 Successess of the Pacific Association of First Nations Women
13:00-14:30 224B Morisette

Sharon Jinkerson-Brass, Pacific Association of First Nations Women, Canada; Marjorie White, Pacific Association of First Nation’s Women, Canada

This is a presentation by Aboriginal women who are inspired by the light of their Matriarchal Traditions. They share the teachings that are invoked when developing their programs in an urban setting based on a belief that enduring change happens when we are inspired by who we really are.

027 Impacts of Earlier Waves of Feminism on Herstory
13:00-14:30 250 Morisette

Fifty Years of Feminist History in Canada: 1960-2010. Constance Backhouse, University of Ottawa, Canada

Historians date the inauguration of the second wave of Canadian feminism back to 1960. As the third and possibly fourth waves wash over the heels of that second wave, this session will look at the creation of the Feminist History Society which hopes to capture this history before too many key players are lost and memories begin to fail.

Comparing Organisational Activities of Two Edwardian Women's Movements. Lin Lovell, University of the West of England, United Kingdom

This presentation looks at two main suffrage societies between 1905 and 1914, activities undertaken by both, and the similarities and differences between them. This comparison will raise questions about the use of propaganda, the role of militancy, and constitutional forms of protest. Did first wave feminists provide the basis for later feminists movements?

028 Globalization, Migration, Gender, and Women's Agency in the Canadian State
13:00-14:30 251 Morisette

Gillian Creese, The University of British Columbia, Canada; Habiba Zaman, Simon Fraser University, Canada; Cecilia Diocson, Philippine Women Centre of Quebec, Canada; Syeda Nayab Bukhari, Simon Fraser University , Canada

This panel will examine situations faced by women im/migrants which perpetuate their marginalization in private/public spaces. Discussion will include the measures women im/migrants take to counter sexism, racism, and classism in Canada, the role of patriarchy in fostering "genderized" migration, and forms of neo-colonization in the name of multiculturalism.

029 Representing Islam Through Gendered Lenses: Muslim Women in the Media
13:00-14:30 252 Morisette

Hatice Simten Cosar, Baskent University, Turkey; Zuhal Yesilyurt-Gunduz, Baskent University, Turkey; Melissa H. Seelye, Northern Michigan University, USA

This session offers a feminist analysis on the way Muslim women are represented and/or represent themselves in media. Themes of the papers range from serials in Islamic media to Muslim women bloggers, and to the portrayals of Muslim women in "Westernist" media, all contra to the Orientalist perspective.

030 Meeting the Needs of Immigrant Women By Addressing Gaps in Services and Programs
13:00-14:30 256 Morisette

Vappu Tyyska, Ryerson University, Canada; Patience Elabor-Idemudia, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Francesca Degiuli, Cuny College of Staten Island, USA; Roberta Villalon, St. John's University, USA

In this session, panellists will discuss the needs of immigrant women with reference to general gaps in services to immigrant women in Canada; service provision for immigrant women victims of violence in Canada and the United States; and the needs of women who work as elder care assistants in Italy.

031 Evohé. . . Breaking the Silence
13:00-14:30 Agora University Centre

Magdalena Coll, Edgewood College, USA; Kellian Hartshorn, USA; Megan Roberts, USA

En este performance, el texto Evohé, de Cristina Peri-Rossi introduce la historia de tres mujeres de generaciones y orígenes distintos que interpretan poemas, recitan y danzan al compás de las estrofas.

032 Flesh Mapping, Les draps parlent, resistance des mujeres: Prostitution in a Globalized World / Prostitution dans un monde globalisé / Prostitución en un mundo globalizado
13:00-14:30 Terminus University Centre

Jeannette Corbiere Lavell, Native Women's Association of Canada, Canada; Michelle Audette, Quebec Native Women’s Association, Canada; Young Sook Cho, South Korea; Suzuyo Takazato, Japan; Clorinde Zephyr, Haiti; Malka Marcovich, France; Fouzia Assali, Morocco; Sigma Huda, Bangladesh; Mediatrice Barengaybo, South Africa; Jean Enriquez, Philippines; Cleone Santos, Brazil; Teresa Ulloa Ziáurriz, Mexico; Lee Lakeman, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter, Canada; Diane Matte, Concertation des luttes contre l’exploitation sexuelle, Canada; Cherry Smiley, Aboriginal Women's Action Network, Canada

Each day of the congress, at least 16 women will convene around this installation, amidst the talking “sheets”, in a facilitated feminist response to prostitution as we build a global women’s movement. Simultaneous interpretation in English, French, and Spanish will be provided.

340 Participation des femmes à la vie économique et développement dans les pays du Sud
13:00-14:30 112 Lamoureux

Jouli Iskandar, Université de Poitiers, France

À peu près partout dans le monde, les femmes ont beaucoup moins de chances de réussite que les hommes. Elles sont plus exposées à la violence. Dans le monde du travail, elles rencontrent plus obstacles concernant la discrimination sexuelle en matière de salaire et de lieu de travail. Pareils obstacles empêchent leur participation à la vie politique.

033 Women's Human Security: The Way Forward
13:00-16:30 121 Lamoureux

Lisa S Price, Canada; Kozue Akibayashi, College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University, Japan; Asha Hans, Sansristi, India; Bernedette Muthien, Engender, South Africa; Dr. Valerie Zawilski, King's University College at the University of Western Ontario, Canada

This session asks: What would security look like if women mattered? Would our thinking change if we took account of burdens borne by women in our current system of militarized state security? How can we build a global network of feminists dedicated to supplanting state security with human security?

034 Building With Multiplicity: Feminist Work Beyond the Gender Binary
13:00-16:30 220 Lamoureux

Jacqueline Kennelly, Carleton University, Canada; Janet Siltanen, Carleton University, Canada; Maia Ramnath, New York University, USA; Rebecca Schein, Carleton University, Canada; Scout Calvert, Wayne State University, School of Library and Information Science, USA

This multi-panel session will engage participants in a broad-ranging conversation about how equality-seeking groups and individuals - including but not limited to women - engage within civic and social movement organizing. Beginning with a panel of findings from academic and activist projects, the second session will be a facilitated roundtable discussion.

036 Aboriginal Women Reclaiming Our Power
15:00-16:30 12130 Desmarais

Shannon Cormier, Ka Na Kanichihk Inc, Canada; Sylvia Boudreau, Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc, Canada; Thelma Morrisseau, Mino Bimaadizzwin Kookumug Giizhibazee, Canada; Velma Orvis, Mino Bimaadizzwin Kookumug Giizhibazee, Canada; Delores Chief-Abigosis, Mino Bimaadizzwin Kookumug Giizhibazee, Canada; Vanessa Tait, Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc, Canada; Cherie Burns, Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc, Canada

In this engaging session, representatives of Ka Ni Kanichihk will share highlights of the innovative and successful "Aboriginal Women Reclaiming Our Power" project. Through storytelling, hands-on activities, demonstrative learning, and testimonials, participants will gain insights into the challenges and solutions in addressing violence against Aboriginal women in Canada.

037 Breaking Cycles through Education: Stories from Determined Refugee Women
15:00-16:30 12120 Desmarais

Lynne LeBlanc (Moderator), World University Service of Canada, Canada; Dahabo-Noor Abdi, Canada; Vicky Richardson, Canada

This session looks at the gendered dimensions of protracted refugee situations that create additional layers of barriers for refugee women. More than 10 million refugees' lives are in limbo around the world - displaced by conflict, persecution and other forces - with limited access to education, health, employment, and citizenship.

038 Patriarchal Social Systems and the Illusion of Women's Empowerment in Pakistan
15:00-16:30 12113 Desmarais

Zeba Ahmed, Canada

This discussion will concentrate on areas that usually receive minimal attention: patriarchy’s negative effects on developing the full potential of women; culture and the unfortunate process under which gender empowerment and gender equality have become trapped under such norms. Closely linked: how the perpetuation of violence against women has become a norm in this culture.

039 Breaking Intergenerational Cycles: Empowering Women Personally and Professionally
15:00-16:30 12111 Desmarais

Malihatkwa (Gwen Therrien), Elder Mother of Samahquam First Nation, Canada;

This session looks at the means to break cycles of abuse, disengagement, and apathy: forgiveness, accountability, and responsibility. What does it look like to forgive, be accountable for one’s life, and take responsibility for one’s hopes and dreams? How can the sisterhood support the dreams and hopes of our daughters, mothers, aunties, and grandmothers?

040 Quel féminisme pour les femmes immigrées et racisées dans un monde globalisé? / What is feminism to immigrant and racialized women in a globalized world?
15:00-16:30 12102 Desmarais

Yasmina Chouakri, Comité de réflexion sur la situation des femmes immigrées et racisées, Canada; Régine Allende Tshombokongo; Wassyla Hadjabi, AFHM; Amel Belhassen, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

L'objectif de ce panel est de présenter une analyse sur let type de féminisme actuellement en réflexsion chez certaines féministes immigrées et racisées au Québec. On pourrait parler de l'emergence d'un féminisme immigrant justifié en priorité sur le constat que l'oppression coloniale n'a pas disparue, mais que seule sa forme a changé.

The objective of this panel is to present an analysis of the type of feminism being considered in recent years by some immigrant and racialized feminists in Quebec. Discussion will look at the emergence of an “immigrant” feminism primarily based on the fact that colonial oppression has not disappeared, but merely changed form.

Cette session sera interprétée en français et anglais. / This session will be interpreted in French and English.

054 Human Rights, Gender Equality and First Nations Governance
15:00-16:30 11161 Desmarais

Karen Jensen, Norton Rose, Canada; Christine Simard, Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Canada; Margaret Froh, Indigenous Bar Association, Canada; Valerie Richer, Canadian Human Rights, Canada; Valerie Phillips, Canadian Human Rights, Canada

The panel will explore the resolution of human rights disputes in First Nations communities using customary law, and the empowerment of women to promote human rights. Panellists will also discuss the new Canadian legal requirement to balance of individual and collective rights to achieve gender equality in First Nations communities.

043 Globalization, Capitalism, and the (In)Visibility of Housewives
15:00-16:30 10143 Desmarais

Luciana Da Silva Santos, University of Brasília, Brazil; Glaucia Ribeiro Starling Diniz, University of Brasília, Brazil

This presentation reflects on how the capitalist economic model coupled with globalization processes reaffirms gender inequality and, more specifically, sustains the division between private and public spheres while ignoring the social participation of women who perform exclusively domestic work, without value or pay, as housewives.

044 Múltiple Exclusión: Interseccionalidad
15:00-16:30 10161 Desmarais

La feminización de la pobreza: la legislación social y las medidas correctoras. Beatriz Rodríguez Sanz de Galdeano, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain; José Luis Goñi Sein, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain

La ponencia analiza la influencia que el Derecho del Trabajo tiene en el índice y los tipos de pobreza de las mujeres. Se trata de identificar las bolsas de pobreza y analizar las insuficiencias de la legislación laboral.

Discapacidad y corporalidad. María Susana Benenati, Consejo Provincial de Discapacidad Provincia de Mendoza-Argentina, Argentina

Hablar de discapacidad y subjetividad es un terreno vulnerable e inexplorado. Esta ponencia cuestiona la visión predominante de lo humano, su subjetividad y su relación espacio–tiempo, que antepone la reproducción/producción como eje central de su política económica, social, cultural y científica.

Triple exclusión: mujer, indígenas y pobre. Guadalupe Martínez Pérez, Alianza de Mujeres Indígenas de centroamerica y México, Mexico

Las mujeres indígenas son víctimas de discriminación y marginación por todo el mundo. Esta ponencia presenta el caso de mujeres indígenas de México y en especifico, el de Griselda Tirado y cuestiona el discurso oficial sobre las mujeres indígenas y el ejercicio de sus derechos humanos.

La eficacia de derechos fundamentales como requisito indispensable para la garantía de los derechos de la mujer . Macarena Iribarne, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

En perspectiva feminista, la estructura clásica de los derechos humanos es insuficiente. La garantía plena de los derechos de la mujer requiere el reconocimiento de su eficacia entre particulares, ya que gran parte de las violaciones a sus derechos provienen de sujetos privados, en muchos casos cercanos a las víctimas.

045 Représentation et subversion des normes sociales liées à la condition féminine dans la littérature francophone
15:00-16:30 9143 Desmarais

Claudia Labrosse, Université Carleton, Canada; Julie Delorme, Université d'Ottawa, Canada; Nathalie Dumas, Université d'Ottawa, Canada; Christine Détrez, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France

Ce panel vise à explorer les façons dont la littérature parvient à représenter certaines normes sociales entourant la condition féminine dans la francophonie internationale. Des thèmes comme la beauté, la sexualité et la pornographie montrent que subsistent divers systèmes d’oppression que l'on cherchera à déconstruire.

046 Indigenous Women’s Resistance Through Decolonizing Practice
15:00-16:30 9161 Desmarais

Darla Pratt, Women Against Violence Against Women Rape Crisis Centre, Canada; Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer, Women Against Violence Against Women Rape Crisis Centre, Canada; Dalya Israel, Women Against Violence Against Women Rape Crisis Centre, Canada

In this session, WAVAW (Women Against Violence Against Women) will use Traditional ceremony to show how decolonizing practices is integrated in its work. WAVAW believes that the restoration of traditional Aboriginal ceremonial teachings is essential to ending violence against women and to healing from the impact of colonization and the legacy of Indian Residential Schools.

047 Preventing and Ending Violence Against Women
15:00-16:30 8143 Desmarais

Support for Male Survivors of Trauma: Breaking the Cycle of Violence. Ron Couchman, Men for Equality and Non-Violence, Canada

Almost all abuse against women is at the hands of men. 80% of abusers are themselves survivors of abuse. What role can the support for male survivors of trauma play in preventing abuse against women, children, and other men as a way to breaking the cycle of violence?

The Position of Minority Women in Macedonia. Jasmina Maneva Galevska, Economic Education of Young Managers - Junior Achievment, Macedonia

This session examines the labour pool for employment of women from ethnic minority groups in Macedonia (Albanian, Roma, Turks).

Overcoming: Violence Against Women, Disability, and Development. Corinne Mason, University of Ottawa, Canada

This presentation seeks to make connections between critical development theory and critical disabilities theory in order to understand how ending violence against women has become an economic concern in relation to women's properly productive bodies.

Spirit Menders: Expression of Trauma in Art Practices by Manitoba Aboriginal Women Artists. Leah Fontaine, Self-Employed, Canada

This presentation looks at the series of interviews conducted by Leah Fontaine with Aboriginal female artists on ways in which they use art to depict political, social, and cultural injustices that they themselves have experienced. The presentation will discuss and describe the effects upon Aboriginal women of using an Aboriginal arts lens to interpret their experiences.

The Economics of Violence Against Women . Katherine McKenna, Canada;

This paper will provide an overview of the international work on the economic costs of violence against women and children and address the issue of what these studies can contribute toward ending this abuse. Are economic issues the key to both perpetuating and ending gender-based violence?

048 Migrations, monoparentalite et accès aux droits sociaux au Nord et au Sud
15:00-16:30 8161 Desmarais

Thurler Ana Liesi, Fórum de Mulheres do Distrito Federal, Université de Brasilia, Brazil; Delia Dutra Da Silveira, Université de Brasilia, Brazil; Elisabetta Pernigotti, TELUQ-UQAM, France

Cette session mettra en vedette le travail de trois chercheuses en France, au Québec et au Brésil, en engageant la discussion sur l'accès aux droits sociaux pour les femmes migrantes et monoparentales. La discussion explorera des formes d'intervention sociale pouvant bénéficier à ces femmes.

049 Prosperity and Equality for All: A Global Conversation on Women’s Economic Rights and Empowerment  / Prospérité et égalité pour toutes: Une conversation globale sur les droits et l'autonomisation économiques des femmes  / Prosperidad e igualdad para todas: Una conversación global sobre los derechos y empoderamiento económico de las mujeres
Presented by / Présenté par / Presentación de : International Development Research Centre (Canada)
15:00-16:30 4101 Desmarais

Rhonda Douglas, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing, Canada/UK/USA; Dzodzi Tsikata, Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA), Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana; Danièle Bélanger, University of Western Ontario, Canada; Edgard Rodriguez (Moderator)

Ce panel présente des conversations avec des chercheuses associées au Centre de recherches pour le développement international qui ont mis en lumière les cycles et les systèmes qui entravent la réalisation de l'autonomisation économique des femmes. Des travaux universitaires féministes contemporains ont démontré que la revendication par les femmes de leurs droits, de leur indépendance économique et de moyens d'existence sécuritaires doit s'accompagner simultanément de leur autonomisation et de la réalisation de leurs droits sociaux et politiques. Les femmes n'entrent pas sur le marché du travail comme des agentes libres prêtes à vendre leur travail mais comme porteuses d'une identité de genre qui les marque souvent comme filles dépendantes, épouses ou mères.

This panel will feature conversations with researchers supported by the International Development Research Centre who have been exposing the cycles and systems which curtail the realization of women’s economic empowerment. Contemporary feminist scholarship has demonstrated that in order for women to be empowered to claim their rights, economic independence and security of livelihood have to be addressed in tandem with political and social empowerment and rights. Women enter the labour market not as free agents ready to sell their labour but as bearers of their gender identity, which often marks them as dependent daughters, wives or mothers.

Este panel presenta un diálogo con investigadoras del Centro de Internacional de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo, el cual ha señalado los ciclos y sistemas que impiden el empoderamiento económico de las mujeres. La investigación feminista contemporánea demuestra que para que las mujeres logren empoderarse y reclamar sus derechos, deben hacerse esfuerzos especiales para garantizar tanto la independencia y el sustento económicos como su empoderamiento social y sus derechos. Las mujeres se incorporan al mercado laboral, no como agentes productivos capaces de vender su trabajo, sino como sujetos con una identidad de género, la cual con frecuencia las identifica como hijas, esposas o madres.

This session will be interpreted in French, English, and Spanish. / Cette session sera interprétée en français, anglais et espagnol. / Esta sesión se interpretará en Francés, Inglés y Español.

051 How Federalism Affects Women's Politics in Canada & Other Federations
15:00-16:30 6160 Desmarais

Cheryl Collier, University of Windsor, Canada; Melissa Haussman, Carleton University, Canada; Joan Grace, University of Winnipeg, Canada; Miriam Smith, York University, Canada; Jill Vickers, Carleton University, Canada

This panel will explore how federalism affects feminist organizing and advocacy regarding abortion, child care, anti-violence policies, and gay/lesbian rights. Despite constraints - especially federalism divisions of Quebecois and English-Canadian movements - the panel will show how feminists have developed strategies to use federalism's advantages while avoiding its worst barriers.

052 Different Participation, Similar Challenges? Building Stronger Feminist Movements and Scholarship / Participations différentes, défis semblables? Renforcer les mouvements et connaissances féministes
15:00-16:30 7170 Desmarais

Erin Sirett, McGill University, Canada; Katie Bryant-Moetele, McGill University, Canada; Marianne Carle-Marsan, l’Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

This panel examines women’s challenge of existing power relations in three different contexts in order to consider how their participation may differ from traditional forms of participation. Their challenges and successes will be considered. / Cette présentation se penche sur la participation des femmes en fonction des rapports de pouvoir et ce, dans trois contextes différents; et en quoi ces formes de participation sont différentes des formes traditionnelles. Leurs défis et leurs succès seront évalué.

338 International Anglican Women's Network: Homelessness: a Global Issue
15:00-16:30 3102 Desmarais

The Reverend Canon Alice Medcof, International Anglican Women's Network, Canada; Susan Garvey, Cornerstone Women's Shelter, Canada; Ayra Inderyas, International Anglican Women's Network; The Reverend Riscylla Shas, International Anglican Women's Network, Canada

Homelessness is a multi-facetted issue: poverty, unemployment, gender inequality, cultural attitudes, religious prejudices, lack of educational opportunities, biased hiring policies, physical and sexual vulnerabilities to cite but a few. This session will address homelessness from the perspectives of Pakistan and Canada.

041 Construyendo rutas contra la guerra y las violencias
15:00-16:30 3120 Desmarais

Ana Mendoza Díaz, Ruta Pacífica de la Mujeres, Colombia; Ivonne Carolina Calderón Sánchez, Ruta Pacífica de las Mujeres, Colombia; Laura Badillo Ramirez, Ruta Pacífica de las Mujeres, Colombia; Sandra Liliana Luna Delgado, Ruta Pacífica de las Mujeres, Colombia; Angelica Badillo Ramirez, Ruta Pacífica de las Mujeres, Colombia

"La Ruta Pacífica de las mujeres" denuncia las consecuencias de la guerra y de todas las formas de violencia que afectan a las mujeres colombianas de todos los sectores sociales. Este movimiento es un espacio para la expresión de nuestro No rotundo a la guerra.

055 Revitalizing Indigenous Knowledge to End Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls
15:00-16:30 221 Morisette

Irene Lindsay; Jim Albert; Deb Chansonneuve; Anuradha Koirala

This session provides a practical example of post-colonial theory in action at the community level. Increasingly, Indigenous women are revitalizing their Traditional Knowledges to create new models for services that reflect and promote Indigenous worldviews.

056 Patriarcado y contrato sexual: lectura de la Iglesia sobre la mujer aborigen sudamericana. (Siglo XIX)
15:00-16:30 224B Morisette

Beatriz Alejandra Mallo, Universidad Catolica Arentina, Argentina

El presente trabajo aborda el sitio que ocupa la mujer aborigen en la mentalidad de los misioneros del Cono Sur durante el siglo XIX. Adoptamos como clave hermenéutica la teoría del contrato sexual a fin de reconocer el génesis de situaciones de desigualdad e injusticia proyectadas en prácticas actuales.

057 Women Breaking Resistance to Gender Equality in Post-conflict and Post-disaster Settings
15:00-16:30 250 Morisette

Rabha Elis Bandas Bilal, Women's Development Group, Sudan; Arifa Mazhar, Sungi Development Foundation, Pakistan;

In this session, women working at the frontlines of breaking resistance to gender equality in post-disaster and post-conflict recovery projects will engage participants in identifying actions that are effective in overcoming community resistance and making lasting gender equality change. Strategies will be compiled into a tip sheet for circulation among participants.

058 Silent Witness Project: Moving Toward Solutions
15:00-16:30 251 Morisette

Lindsay Manuel, Women's Issues Branch; Rina Arseneault, Centre Muriel McQueen Fergusson, Canada; TBC, Silent Witness committee

This session looks at how the Silent Witness Project in New Brunswick captures attention and provokes thoughts and discussions around violence against women in its multiple forms. The project is not just about honouring these women, but also a healing process for the families and communities. The project is about to become national in scope.

059 Strategies For Action Towards the Abolition of Prostitution
15:00-16:30 252 Morisette

Cleta Brown, University Women's Club, Vancouver Chapter, Canada; Dr. Jo Rekart, University Women's Club, Vancouver Chapter, Canada; Dr. Collette Oseen, Athabasca University, Canada

In this session, discussion will focus on devising strategies to break the cycle of sexual violence inflicted on women and children through human trafficking and prostitution. Inspired by the Swedish Model, presenters will explore ways of engaging politicians and community leaders to act towards the abolition of prostitution.

060 Images of Women's Bodies in the Media in India, Iran, Italy
15:00-16:30 256 Morisette

Laura Corradi, Università della Calabria, Italy; Anita Dash, Ravenshaw University, India; Tahereh Mirsardoo, Islamic Azad University Garmsar Branch, Iran; Soraya Batmanghelichi, Columbia University, USA

This presentation of original research results looks at commonalities and differences in the misuse of women bodies and in women's protest. Media and peer influences on body dissatisfaction mean most preadolescent girls wish to be thinner. Women and their body parts sell everything from food to cars, and sometimes women's bodies are used improperly.

061 Profile This! Young Muslim Women and Trans People’s Resilience Through Art
15:00-16:30 Agora University Centre

Zahra Agee, AQSAzine, Canada; Farrah Khan, AQSAzine, Canada

This interactive session will use art to look at structural, community and physical violence faced by young Muslim women and trans people. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the way in which AQSAzine, a arts based collective by and for Muslim women and trans people, creates tools, resources and artistic opportunities to address violence in their lives.

062 Literature and the Struggle for Women's Emancipation in Nigeria
15:00-16:30 112 Lamoureux

Charity Ashimem Angya, Benue State University, Nigeria; Mbaiver Leticia Nyitse, Benue State University, Nigeria

This presentation explores the place of literature in the continuing struggle for women's emancipation, detailing the struggles and changing perceptions as elucidated in the works of selected Nigerian female writers. The cycle of oppression and its emerging forms are explored as seen in drama and the novel tradition.

063 Vulnerable Populations and Chronic Disease: HIV/HEP C
15:00-16:30 215 Lamoureux

Hep'd Up On Life, Native Council of PEI

This session will address the benefits of holistic healing. The "Hep'd Up On Life" program is based on the teachings of the Medicine Wheel. Youth have used these teachings to guide them in their mission to bring healing members of their communities through oral tradition.

064 Women, Weight, and Power: Weighing Women's Presence in the World
15:00-16:30 219 Lamoureux

Shannon Gander, Women's Health Clinic, Canada; Carol Scurfield, Women's Health Clinic, Canada; Norah Richards, Women's Health Clinic, Canada; Lisa Naylor, Women's Health Clinic, Canada

Arguing that the ten-year Western "war on obesity" is a war on women and threatens human rights locally and globally and that it is an act of resistance when a woman can peacefully inhabit her own body, discussion will look at how women's empowerment of other women, regardless of body size, will dismantle this form of systemic discrimination.

065 Women and Retail Work: Trans-Atlantic Perspectives on Organizing, Struggle, and Making Change
15:00-16:30 342 Lamoureux

Hazel Conley, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom; Kendra Coulter, University of Windsor, Canada; Debora De Angelis, United Food and Commercial Workers Canada, Canada; Jan Kainer, York University, Canada

This session looks at the feminized and precarious retail sector and possibilities for change. Bringing together scholars and union representatives from Canada and the United Kingdom, the session examines what is known about women in retail and what can be done to improve their lives and working conditions.

066 Two Stories From the Frontlines: Justice For Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women
17:00-18:30 12140 Desmarais

Bridget Tolley, Canada; Kristen Gilchrist, Canada

This presentation will share the stories of two friends and collaborators: Bridget Tolley, an Algonquin grandmother and activist, and Kristen Gilchrist, a young academic and community volunteer. They will discuss their ongoing personal and collective struggles for justice for missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.

067 Boundary Crossing: Femme Gays’ Diaspora, Intersections of Nationalities and Sexualities
17:00-18:30 12130 Desmarais

Ying-Chao Kao, Department of Sociology, Taiwan; Cheng Ting Wu, Taiwan Gender Equity Education Association, Taiwan; Chengshi Shiu, University of Chicago, USA

This panel aims to explore the experiences of boundary-crossing, in terms of nation and gender/sexuality, among a group of Taiwanese femme gay men who are currently international students in several English-speaking countries.

068 Feminist Resistance Against Psychiatric Violence: Building Stronger Networks for Mobilization
17:00-18:30 12120 Desmarais

Shaindl Diamond, University of Toronto, Canada; Jenny Blaser, Signs of Support, Canada; Brenda A. LeFrancois, Memorial University, Canada

In this session, panellists will discuss various feminist initiatives to resist psychiatric violence and strategies to build coalitions. Through sharing analysis and experiences, participants will be encouraged to use the opportunity to build stronger networks and strategies for mobilizing resistance against psychiatric violence worldwide.

346 Unmaking War, Remaking Men: From Empathy to Action
17:00-18:30 12113 Desmarais

Kathleen Barry, Penn State University, USA

Empathy, the method of a developing feminist human rights paradigm, exposes the forces that make up the masculinity of war and feed violence against women. In a paradigm shift, global change can come through states' demilitarization and remaking men. Session concludes with participants exchanging their experiences and ideas for unmaking war.

070 Integrating Mindfulness, Spirituality, and Feminist Activism to Cultivate Inner Peace
17:00-18:30 12111 Desmarais

Ginger Norwood, International Women's Partnership for Peace and Justice, Thailand

How many of us identify as peace activists and yet we don't feel peace within ourselves? This session focuses on how to foster models of 'spiritualized feminist activism' that promote self care, help avoid burn out and despair, and develop mindfulness and awareness in our activism for social justice.

071 Hatred of Women and Girls: Human Rights and Pornography
17:00-18:30 12110 Desmarais

Ryl Harrison, Coalition for a Feminist Agenda, James Cook University, Australia; Zohra Andi Baso, Coalition for a Feminist Agenda,Women Concern Forum of South Sulawesi, Indonesia; Dr. Betty McLellan, Coalition for a Feminist Agenda, Australia; Susan Hawthorne, Coalition for a Feminist Agenda, James Cook University, Coalition of Activist Lesbians, Australia

This panel will look at women's human rights from the perspective of radical feminism and ask: How far have we come in our quest for justice for women and girls? How ought today's feminists respond to vilification of lesbians, mainstreaming of pornography and prostitution, and the increasing sexualization of women and girls?

072 Mettre fin aux cycles de violence
17:00-18:30 12102 Desmarais

Briser les cycles d'oppression / Breaking Cycles. Nadia Nijimbere, APRODEM - Girizina, Burundi

Les crises successives qui ont frappé le Burundi depuis plus de trois décennies ont eu des conséquences dramatiques sur la population ainsi que sur l'organisation politique et socio-économique du pays. Des centaines de milliers d'hommes, de femmes et d'enfants ont été massacrées, laissant derrière eux beaucoup d'orphelins, et veuves.

The successive crises that have plagued Burundi for more than three decades have had a dramatic impact on the population and on political and socio-economic development there. Hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children were massacred, leaving behind many orphans and widows.

Comment sortir du cycles des violences et violations des droits de la femmes en RDC / How Can Cycles of Violence and Violation of Women’s Rights in the DRC Be Broken. Nyemba Godlive, Association des femmes des medias du Katanga, Congo {Democratic Rep}

Cette session parlera de toute violation et violence dont sont victime les femmes de la RDC et la maniere dont ces dernieres se battent pour revendiquer et eliminer toutes sortes des violences à leur endroit.

This session will look at violations and violence against women in the DRCm and how they are struggling to demand and eliminate all kinds of violence against them.

Mémoires, meurtrissures  / Memories, Bruises. Edith-Anne Pageot, Université d'Ottawa, Canada

Ma communication porte sur les enjeux identitaires qui traversent la notion de mémoire et le thème de la meurtrissure dans le travail de deux artistes canadiennes autochtones : Rebecca Belmore première femme autochtone à représenter le Canada à la Biennale de Venise en 2005, et une artiste émergente Nadia Myre.

My paper deals with issues of identity through the notion of memory and the subject of bruising as explored in the work of two Canadian Aboriginal artists: Rebecca Belmore, the first Aboriginal woman to represent Canada at the Venice Biennale in 2005 and Nadia Myre, an emerging artist.

Violences faites aux femmes au Brésil: une nouvelle vision sur le patriarcat et la discussion sur la judiciarisation. Isadora Machado, Núcleo de Identidades de Gênero e Subjetividades, Brazil

Description du cas de "Maria da Penha", qui a eu comme résultat une loi spécifique de combat à la violence faite aux femmes au Brésil. Comment cette violence peut encore trouver une signification à partir du (nouveau) concept de patriarcat, ici travaillé à partir des auteures latino-américaines et quelles discussions la judiciarisation a géré au Brésil.

073 Truth & Revolution: Aboriginal Women Weave the Resistance
17:00-18:30 11161 Desmarais

Cherry Smiley, Aboriginal Women's Action Network, Canada

A response to the media coverage and co-opting of missing and murdered sisters by non-Native people, the Truth & Revolution project features 582 photographs and interviews of Native women across Canada and eventually, around the world. As of March 2010, the Native Women's Association of Canada had documented 582 cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women across Canada. The project is a statement against colonization, racism, sexism, and violence against women, and a celebration of our strength and resistance as Native women.

074 Breaking Silences, Ceilings, and Legal Discrimination
17:00-18:30 11143 Desmarais

Suffering in silence: the Exclusion of Somali Women from Global Discussion. Nimo Bokore, Women's Health In Women's Hands Community Health Centre, Canada

Forgotten from global discussions about women's security and rights, women in Somalia - deemed one of the worst places for women in the world (Abdi, 2005) - suffer in silence. There, women refugees and their children face a heightened possibility of rape and sexual humiliation and are subjected to ever-changing religious restrictions and punishments.

Gender Stereotypes and Glass Ceilings: Comparing Armenia with Greece. Dimitrios Mihail, University of Macedonia, Greece

This session explores an empirical study of the glass ceiling phenomenon in Greece and Armenia. Applying the Women as Managers Scale (WAMS), the research shows that the glass ceiling phenomenon is rooted in gender stereotypes irrespective of economic development setting.

Law and Gender Discrimination in Africa: The Imperative of Social Change in a Globalised World. Rev. Fr. (Barr) Maurice Izunwa, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria

The paper examines the concept of Gender Discrimination and problems associated with same worldwide. Thereafter, it withdraws into the particular experience of the African woman in Nigeria and examines same. Using Law as a research framework, it investigates how women have been violated under the different areas of law e.g. land law, torts law etc. Next, it showcases how the provisions of the law itself alone have complicated the situation. Finally, it recommends on how law can undo laws violence.

220 Older Women: Contributions and Acceptance
17:00-18:30 10143 Desmarais

Legacy: Valuing our Grand/Mothers and Their Work. Ila Crawford, Thompson Rivers University, Canada

This artistic presentation proposes that by understanding how women experience aging and looking with new eyes at women's aging bodies, there will be greater acceptance of their contributions and knowledge. As women's significant contributions to communities remain largely invisible, female role models are needed to break a cycle of masculine hegemony.

Expanding Choices for Older Women Against the Backdrop of Stereotypes. Hilary M. Lips, Radford University, USA

Older women face stereotypes and conflicting prescriptions on what to do, i.e. retire or lead. This paper summarizes existing research and proposes new directions for study and action. As a large cohort of women moves into older age, it is critical to understand both the pressures they face and the contributions they are poised to make.

075 Violence Against Aboriginal Women: Unique Questions and Impacts
17:00-18:30 10161 Desmarais

Dawn Harvard, Ontario Native Women's Association, Canada; Regina Mandamin, Ontario Native Women's Association, Canada; Charo Dancil, SIKAP Multipurpose Cooperative, Philippines; Connie Manitowabi, Ontario Native Women's Association, Canada

Panellists representing the Ontario Native Women's Association will discuss questions unique to violence against Aboriginal women and its impact on Aboriginal women and their families. Speakers highlight the need for change in context of individuals, families and communities. Presenters will be paired with women from other countries to increase the diversity of the presentation.

341 Performance Art for Disability Inclusion and Social Change
17:00-18:30 9143 Desmarais

Katharine E Annear, Australia; Elvira Quiroz de Pauw, Chile

This interactive presentation will explore the practice of two Disabled Artists from different countries, Australia and Chile. It will examine how their arts practice has evolved and explore the commonalities and differences in their work. The artists will then invite participants to share in performance techniques and an exploration of performance as it applies to Community Development and social inclusion.

076 Exploring Feminist Epistemologies Through Lived Bodily Experience
17:00-18:30 9161 Desmarais

Ana Maria Baila Pereira, Lancaster University, United Kingdom; Léa Tosold, Queen's University, Brazil; Lennita Oliveira Ruggi, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil; Rosimeire Barboza da Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal

The aim of this session is to explore the potential of feminist epistemologies in current theorizing and politics-making through a variety of scientific disciplines in order to break cycles of segregation so far invisible and offer new grounds and perspectives to rethink the political and bring about real social change.

077 Women and Privatization in Canada
17:00-18:30 8161 Desmarais

Andree Côté (Moderator), Public Service Alliance of Canada, Canada; Margot Young, CUPE, Canada; Patty Ducharme, Public Service Allaince of Canada, Canada; Lynn Bue, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Canada

This workshop will analyze the adverse impact on women - both as service providers and consumers - of decisions made by employers and governments to privatize services and will examine strategies to oppose privatization.

078 War Rape in Eastern Congo: Silent Agendas and Structural Causes
17:00-18:30 1140 Desmarais

Jill Trenholm, Uppsala University, Sweden; Beth Maina Ahlberg, Uppsala University/Skaraborg Research Institute, Sweden; Jocelyn Kelly, Harvard University, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, USA

This panel examines the battle being waged in the Congo on the bodies of women - an epidemic of war rape. Discussion will cover a number of rarely discussed underlying issues that play key supporting roles in the complexity of the current epidemic in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

079 Silence, Agency, and Gender in an Increasingly Violent World / Silence, agentivité et genre dans un monde de plus en plus violent  / Silencio, acción y género en un mundo de violencia creciente
17:00-18:30 4101 Desmarais

Cynthia Enloe, Clark University, USA; Jane L. Parpart, University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago; Jeanne Roach-Baptiste, University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago; Dr. Ritu Verma, ICIMOD, Nepal

Le silence est souvent interprété comme une perte d’autonomie; les voix des femmes ont donc été privilégiées comme preuves d’agentivité et de pouvoir. Ce panel complexifie cette assertion en plaidant que l’agentivité doit être mise en contexte et que dans de nombreuses situations, particulièrement les situations dangereuses, le silence peut également s’avérer une forme d’autonomisation pour les femmes.

Silence is often interpreted as disempowerment; women's voice has thus been privileged as evidence of agency and power. This panel complicates this assertion by arguing that agency must be placed in context and that in many situations, particularly dangerous ones, silence can also be a form of agency and empowerment for women.

Con frecuencia se interpreta el silencio como un signo de impotencia. Por ello, se ha privilegiado la voz de las mujeres como muestra de iniciativa y poder. Este panel interroga esta afirmación argumentando que la iniciativa de las mujeres debe contextualizarse y que en muchas circunstancias, en especial en las que hay peligro, el silencio también puede ser una manera de actuar y empoderar a las mujeres.

This session will be interpreted in French, English, and Spanish. / Cette session sera interprétée en français, anglais et espagnol. / Esta sesión se interpretará en Francés, Inglés y Español.

080 Mujeres bribris detrás de las cámaras: una mirada indígena de Talamanca, Costa Rica
17:00-18:30 6160 Desmarais

Mónica Quirós Villalobos, Centro de Investigación en Estudios de la Mujer - Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Esta ponencia presentar el resultado de 4 talleres de fotografía llevados a cabo con mujeres indígenas bribris. Las fotografía de las participantes muestran sus comunidades, junto a textos redactados por ellas sobre los derechos de las mujeres y una vida sin violencia.

081 Living Beyond Shelter: Survivors Advocating Change
17:00-18:30 7170 Desmarais

Paulette Senior, YWCA Canada, Canada; Ghislaine Sathoud, YWCA Canada , Canada; Chantale Lavoie, YWCA Canada, Canada; Janet Holden, YWCA Canada, Canada

Facilitated by YWCA Canada, this discussion will cover policies, legislation, and programs needed to reduce violence against women (VAW) and address women’s safety, including the need for an intersectional understanding of the impacts of VAW and for cross-sectoral solutions. The talk show “guests” will be violence survivor advocates from the YWCA's "Living Beyond Shelter" project.

082 Motherhood As Strategy
17:00-18:30 3102 Desmarais

Ayaka Suzuki, Japan; Kazue Muta, Osaka University, Japan; Yayo Okano, Doshisha University, Japan; Shihoko Nakagawa, York University, Canada

This panel will try to position motherhood as a counterplot against globalizing capitalism, patriarchy, and neo-liberalism by exploring the circumstances of motherhood, mainly in Japan. Presenters will suggest that feminists can find a new way against the systematic cycles that perpetuate gender inequality if we start from motherhood.

083 LGBTTQ In Africa: Know Your Rights
17:00-18:30 3120 Desmarais

Joyce Harriet Nanyanga, Women's HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI), Uganda

This session will look at the criminalization of homosexuality/lesbian/bisexual/transgender in many African countries, and how LGBTTQ practice is often dismissed as un-Africa, against culture, and generally viewed with hostility. Stigma, discrimination, and criminalization of sexual minorities in Uganda is evident in the provisions of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009.

084 RebELLEs: Young Feminists Building a Movement
17:00-18:30 221 Morisette

Sarah-Kay Granke, FemRev - Winnipeg RebELLEs, Canada; Lissie Rappaport, FemRev - Winnipeg RebELLEs, Canada; Julianna Scramstad, Yukon RebELLES, Canada; Barbara Legault, RebELLEs Movement, Canada; Shimby Zegeye-Gebrehiwot, FemRev - Winnipeg RebELLEs, Canada

In response to the question 'Where are all the young feminists?', this session showcases the Pan-Canadian RebELLEs Young Feminists Movement fighting patriarchy, capitalism, colonialism, racism, and other forms of oppression with Love and Rage: "We are here, we are feisty, we are making change!" Participants will learn about this movement, its struggles, successes, and vision.

347 Protecting Children From Road Traffic: Women's Work Both Locally and Globally
17:00-18:30 224B Morisette

Arlene McLaren, Simon Fraser University, Canada

This presentation argues that parental traffic safeguarding is a feminist and global issue. Based on in-depth qualitative interviews, this research explores how mothers of young children practice traffic safeguarding in Vancouver, Canada, and how these practices are shaped by gender and other inequalities in diverse contexts.

085 Building Bridges Between Scholarship and Activism To Advance Women's Equality
17:00-18:30 250 Morisette

Shirley Kaye Randell, Kigali Institute of Education, Rwanda; Linda Ledford Miller, Scranton University, USA; Anne Holden Roenning, University of Bergen, Norway; Lorna Wright, York University, Canada

In this session, panellists will recount collaborative experiences of joint curriculum development, joint conferences, student and staff exchange, resource sharing, and joint research in building bridges between their institutions as part of a global movement of gender centres. Participants will be invited to share experiences of linking scholarship with activism.

086 Sex Trafficking of Asian Women: A Virtual Tour
17:00-18:30 251 Morisette

Suzanne Jay, Asian Women Coalition Ending Prostitution, Canada; Jaclyn Chang, Asian Women Coalition Ending Prostitution; Grace Balbutin, Asian Women Coalition Ending Prostitution, Canada

This session explores the intersection of sexism and racism that is inherent in the human trafficking of Asian women into prostitution. The Asian Women's Coalition Ending Prostitution will present a virtual multimedia tour to provide a critical analysis and viable solutions to this phenomenon.

087 Strategic Planning in HIV/AIDS for Aboriginal Women and Girls
17:00-18:30 252 Morisette

Doris Peltier, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Organization, Canada; Carrie Robinson, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, Canada

This presentation by Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network's National Aboriginal Women's Coordinator and National Aboriginal Youth Coordinator will focus on strategic planning for Aboriginal women and girls in terms of HIV/AIDS.

088 A Pan-Canadian View of the Work of Rape Crisis Centres in Canada
17:00-18:30 256 Morisette

Diana Yaros, Mouvement contre le viol et l'inceste, Canada; Michelle Schryer, Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre (CKSACC), Canada; Jackie Stevens, Avalon Sexual Assault Centre, Canada; Summer-Rain Bentham, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, Canada

Presented by the Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres (CASAC) - the only pan-Canadian coalition of its kind - this critical panel will explore the diverse work and efforts undertaken by representative rape crisis centres across Canada and the challenges they face in different provinces and regions.

344 The Loveliest Girl in The World – To become visible. A decade lasting photography project with maltreated girls
17:00-18:30 Agora University Centre

Miina Savolainen, art and social educator, Finland

The Loveliest Girl in the World is a Finnish photography project, realized by photographer and arts and social educator Miina Savolainen with ten girls growing up in Hyvönen’s children’s home in Helsinki, Finland, over a ten-year period. In 1998 Savolainen started to photograph children who had been mistreated growing up following to their personal wishes. This was done to get the children and those around them to appreciate their worth. Behind it was her understanding that verbal communication was not a sufficient tool to heal children whose trust had been broken with words. The Loveliest Girl in the World is a touching archetypal coming-of-age story of an overlooked child becoming visible and gaining self-acceptance. In the project photos the girls got to see themselves as whole and valuable.

Day Two (5 July) - Breaking Ceilings / Deuxième journée (5 juillet) - Fracasser les plafonds de verre / Segundo día (5 de julio) - ¡Rompamos techos!
089 Inspiring Muslim Women Runneth Through My Veins
13:00-14:30 12140 Desmarais

Selma Djukic, Canada

This session will share stories of the inspirational, ground-breaking, and rule-bending Muslim women worldwide whose dedication and works have opened avenues of opportunity. Their energies flow through mine and a multitude of women's around the world, creating the impetus to continue to try and forge paths.

090 Breaking Barriers Imposed by Widowhood: Enhancing the MDGs
13:00-14:30 12130 Desmarais

Louise Croot, International Federation of University Women, New Zealand; Anne Holden Rønning, International Federation of Univeristy Women, Norway

This panel looks at specific measures that can be taken to improve the situation for widows globally. The goal is to produce a concise document that can be incorporated into Millennium Development Goals 1, 2, 3 and 6.

091 Path to Success: Developing Leadership in Our Aboriginal Communities
13:00-14:30 12120 Desmarais

Patricia Brockway, Newfoundland Aboriginal Women's Network, Canada; Michelle Matthews, Newfoundland Aboriginal Women's Network, Canada; Odelle Pike, Newfoundland Aboriginal Women's Network, Canada; Bonnie Rotchford, Newfoundland Aboriginal Women's Network, Canada

Through storytelling, story board, traditional drumming and a video presentation of success stories, the Newfoundland Aboriginal Women's Network (NAWN) will share a grassroots strategy that brought about the development of leadership skills and empowerment of 54 Mi'kmaq women from 26 communities on the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador.

092 Community Development and Intimate Partner Violence
13:00-14:30 12113 Desmarais

Sandy Pitzel, Community Against Family Violence, Co-operative Health Centre, Canada

In this session, presenters will encourage participants to make conversation about IPV (intimate partner violence) more mainstream in communities, to become recognized at the local coffee shop as the woman who talks on television about IPV, and to work on large events that draw 200-600 people and progress towards communities being violence free.

093 Contrer collectivement les obstacles à l’égalité professionnelle des femmes
13:00-14:30 12111 Desmarais

Micheline Boucher, Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN), Canada; Chantal Locat, Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ), Canada; Carole Gingras, Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ), Canada

Des chercheures et syndicalistes de l’équipe "L’invisible qui fait mal" proposent une réflexion-action: comment contrer les inégalités professionnelles affectant la santé/sécurité des travailleuses. Elles partageront certains constats et moyens d'optimiser l'intervention auprès des travailleuses et des décideurs.

094 Why the Coast Matters to Women: Gender, Fisheries, Globaliùation, and Natural Resource Management
13:00-16:30 12110 Desmarais

Marilyn Porter, Memorial University, Canada; Siri Gerrard, University of Tromso, Norway; Poh Sze Choo, World Fish, Malaysia; Meryl J Williams, AsiaPacific-Fish Watch, Malaysia; Holly M Hapke, East Carolina University, USA; Naina Pierri Estades, International Ocean Institute, Brazil; Barbara Neis, Memorial University, Canada

This session looks at how women living in coastal regions around the world, especially those dependent on small scale or subsistence fishing, are vitally impacted by globalization, and how despite having unique and valuable perspectives, are often neglected in both feminist research and that related to natural resource management.

095 Changements et résistances en matière d'institutionnalisation de l'égalité entre les sexes: constances et différences des organisations du Maroc, du Québec, du Costa Rica et du Cameroun  / Change and Resistance in the Institutionalization of Gender Equality: Positions and Differences Among Organizations in Morocco, Quebec, Costa Rica, and Cameroon
13:00-16:30 12102 Desmarais

Hélène Lee-Gosselin, Chaire Claire-Bonenfant - Femmes, Savoirs et Sociétés, Canada; Sophie Brière, Canada; Natalie Rinfret, Canada; Margarita Esquivel Porras, Costa Rica; Viviane Ondoua Biwole, Institut Supérieur de Management Public, Cameroon

Divers dispositifs législatifs, réglementaires et sociaux visent à accélérer la présence des femmes dans les instances décisionnelles de la société. La comparaison des difficultés rencontrées et de leurs résultats permet de mieux comprendre les dynamiques sous-jacentes et les conditions à mettre en place pour qu'ils atteignent leurs objectifs.

Various legislative, regulatory, and social mechanisms serve to accelerate the role of women in decision-making in society. The difficulties encountered and their results must be compared in order to better understand underlying dynamics and the conditions to be implemented in order to attain their goals.

Cette session sera interprétée en français et anglais. / This session will be interpreted in French and English.

097 Remembering Inninimowin
13:00-14:30 11143 Desmarais

Jules Arita Koostachin, Canada

This presentation is about the Inninimowin language. Spoken in several Native communities across Canada, it is considered one of the most preserved Native languages, yet is at risk of disappearing. As language is the vehicle for carrying forth traditional knowledge, customary laws, identity, spirituality, and arts, Inninimowin holds the sacred stories, ceremonial practices, and ancient teaching of the land and the Inninuwak.

098 Women’s Empowerment in Central Asia: Pathways to Gender Equality
13:00-14:30 10143 Desmarais

Kimberly A. Millier, Kaplan University, USA; Marianne Ruth Kamp, University of Wyoming, USA; Rakhat Zholdoshalieva, University of Toronto, Canada

This panel aims to explore the dynamics and pathways to social inclusion and exclusion based on gender, ethnicity, class, location, and status through examination of empowerment in the light of socio-economic, cultural, and political transformations in post-Soviet Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

099 Getting to 30%: Increasing Women's Participation in Municipal Government
13:00-16:30 10161 Desmarais

Pam McConnell, City of Toronto, Canada; Marguerite Ceschi-Smith, City of Brantford, Canada; Bev Dubois, City of Saskatoon, Canada; Marianne Wilkinson, City of Ottawa, Canada; Linda Rydholm, City of Thunder Bay, Canada; Jennifer Mowbray, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Canada

These two panels address two streams of work undertaken by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to increase women's participation in municipal government in Canada and around the world: a) workshops and seminars, and b) mentorships and partnerships.

100 Breaking Down Binaries About Adolescent Females in Conflict With the Law
13:00-14:30 9143 Desmarais

Rebecca Bromwich, University of Ottawa, Canada

This third wave feminist art "mapping" workshop moves beyond binary constructions of "good" and "bad" with respect to female adolescent behaviour. The goal is to achieve a more egalitarian understanding of what is normal and healthy in adolescent development while including experiences of women of colour, teenage single mothers, lesbian, bi-sexual, and third world women.

101 Teaching Feminism and Anti-Oppression
13:00-14:30 9161 Desmarais

Breaking the Gender Culture of Science By Teaching Feminism. Dr. Li-Ling Tsai, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan; Pei-Ying Lin, Taiwan

This session looks at science in the 21st century, an area still functioning as a 'boy's club' and perpetuating a culture of masculine dominance, and asks: How can teaching feminism raise women students' gender consciousness to empower them to insist their rights in science and break the gender culture in which they participate?

Ensuring the Inclusion of Gender in Post Secondary Education Capacity Development Programmes. Carin Vijfhuizen, Nuffic, Netherlands; Miriam Langeveld, Nuffic, Netherlands

This session explores exclusion in post secondary education development cooperation programmes and the measures for the inclusion of gender in them. An administrative organization situated where policy and implementation meet, Nuffic sees the main challenge as avoiding evaporation of gender perspectives during programme implementation and afterwards.

108 Women’s Career Advancement: Pay Equity and Other Equality-Promoting Measures
13:00-14:30 8143 Desmarais

Women in Science and Engineering on the Radar: The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women and Women in STEM. Crystal Sissons, Canada

This paper/presentation offers a preliminary assessment of the awareness within Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs of Canada about women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and its importance for their advancement. It will discuss how this was encouraged from the international level.

Strategies to Close The Global Gender Pay Gap. Mary Cornish, Ontario Equal Pay Coalition, Canada

This presentation calls for multi-layered human rights strategies and compliance into labour market governance so that women's work is accurately counted and valued. This means recognizing that women's work globally includes many different types of worker and self- employment relationships and is performed by women who are also disadvantaged by factors such as race, class, disability, and religion.

Advancement of Women Into Executive Levels in the Canadian Federal Public Service. Lynda Gray, University of Ottawa, Canada; Janice Ahola-Sidaway, University of Ottawa, Canada

This presentation will present findings from a qualitative inquiry on the career development and advancement of ten women toward and into entry-level executive positions within the Canadian Federal Public Service. Findings indicate how personal and organizational factors influence the development and advancement of their careers.

103 Gender Roles in Russian Media: Features and Trends
13:00-14:30 8161 Desmarais

Olga Smirnova, Moscow State University, Russian Federation; Tatiana Frolova, Moscow State University, Russian Federation

This is a summary of a scientific study conducted by the Media Gender Research Center at Moscow State University in which a number of popular Russian newspaper articles reflecting the gender representations in the sphere of private and family life were analyzed.

334 Encouraging young female students to choose science
13:00-14:30 1140 Desmarais

Lai Yu-mei, Taiwan Gender Equity Education Association, Taiwan; Cheng Ting Wu, Taiwan Gender Equity Education Association, Taiwan

In order to shorten this disparity and encourage more female students to choose science-related fields as their major and future career, TGEEA carried out a project from 2008 to 2010. Under the project, three tasks have been accomplished, including 20 panel discussions in junior and senior high school campuses, publication of two picture books, and a DVD film.

104 Strengthening Women and Communities through Micro-Finance  / Renforcer les femmes et les communautés par le microfinancement  / Fortalecer a las mujeres y a las comunidades mediante las micro-finanzas
Presented by / Présenté par / Presentación de : Alterna Savings
13:00-14:30 4101 Desmarais

Susan Henry, Alterna Savings, Canada; Jane Wilson, MicroSkills; Aina-nia Grant, MicroSkills; Edward Jackson, Carleton University, Canada

Cette session explore comment le soutien accordé aux femmes - tant au Canada qu'à l'étranger - est un élément crucial de la création et du maintien des communautés. L'organisation Alterna Savings est fière d'offrir aux entrepreneures et aux propriétaires d'entreprises à faible revenu un soutien financier et des formations pour les aider à améliorer leurs conditions de vie. Des partenariats avec des groupes comme MicroSkills permettent de renforcer et de développer les projets que nous aidons ces femmes à réaliser en les dotant des compétences indispensables à leur réussite. Notre récente étude sur les microprêts, menée par l'Université Carleton, a révélé qu'une majorité des bénéficiaires de microfinancement sont des femmes et nos liens et partenariats avec d'autres organisations font partie intégrante de la réussite du programme.

This session explores how supporting women – both in Canada and abroad – is a vital part of building and sustaining communities. Alterna Savings is proud to offer financial support and education to low income women entrepreneurs and small business owners, helping change their lives for the better. Partnerships with groups like MicroSkills strengthens and expands what we can help these women achieve, by teaching them valuable skills they need to succeed. Our recent micro-loan study by Carleton University revealed that a large number of micro-finance recipients are women, and our bonds and partnerships with other organizations are an integral part of the program’s success.

Esta sesión muestra la manera en que el financiamiento a las mujeres - tanto en Canadá como en el extranjero - es una pieza clave para la construcción y el sustento de las comunidades. Alterna Savings ofrece apoyo financiero y educación a mujeres empresarias de bajos recursos y a las propietarias de pequeños negocios, para ayudarlas a mejorar su estilo de vida. Asociándose con grupos como MicroSkills, el programa contribuye a fortalecer y aumentar los logros que las mujeres pueden alcanzar, si les ayudamos a obtener las habilidades que necesitan para tener éxito. La Universidad de Carleton recientemente realizó un estudio sobre nuestro programa de micro-créditos, el cual reveló que una gran parte de las personas beneficiadas con este tipo de créditos son mujeres. Nuestros lazos y acuerdos con otras organizaciones son imprescindibles para el éxito del programa.

This session will be interpreted in French, English, and Spanish. / Cette session sera interprétée en français, anglais et espagnol. / Esta sesión se interpretará en Francés, Inglés y Español.

105 Breaking Ceilings in Mixed Organizations: Commonalities in Experiences From Nicaragua, Cuba, and Canada
13:00-14:30 4130 Desmarais

TBC, National Federation of Cooperatives, FENACOOP Nicaragua, Canada; TBC, Association of Small Farmers in Cuba - ANAP, Canada; Carol Miller, Oxfam Canada, Canada; Beatriz Gonzalez Manchon (Moderator), Oxfam Canada, Canada

The session draws on the experiences of two mixed organizations in Nicaragua and Cuba and one in Canada. Three women involved in their organization's transformation process to ensure women's leadership and participation will share the achievements, challenges, and good practices. Presentations will be followed by a facilitated interactive discussion.

106 Harms of the Pornography Industry: Re-igniting Feminist Resistance
13:00-14:30 4170 Desmarais

Gail Dines, Wheelock College, USA; Dr. Renate Klein, FINRRAGE (Australia), Australia; Susan Hawthorne, Coalition for a Feminist Agenda, James Cook University, Coalition of Activist Lesbians, Australia; Sheila Jeffreys, University of Melbourne, Australia

In this session, our feminist critics of pornography expose the harms of the global pornography industry which is transforming the sexual politics of intimate and public life by popularizing new forms of hardcore misogyny. Together will explore with participants ways to reignite transgenerational global resistance against this increasingly brutal and cruel industry.

348 Transforming Lives: Documentary Films of Women Leading Social Change
13:00-16:30 4165 Desmarais

Mary K. Trigg, Rutgers University, USA; Sasha Taner, Rutgers University, USA; Beth Breslaw, Rutgers University, USA; Hera Mir, Rutgers University, USA; Alexandra M. Pacia, Rutgers University, USA; Lesley Pairol, Rutgers University, USA; Anna Zailik, Rutgers University, USA; Miriam Zander, Rutgers University, USA

This panel will feature Rutgers University faculty, staff, and students who are using film to explore topics of: women’s leadership for social change; innovative educational programs to prepare young women to take responsibility for social change; and the power of new media to connect across differences and further social justice activities.

107 Combining Our Strengths: A Partnership Between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Women
13:00-14:30 6160 Desmarais

Chastity Davis, Sliammon First Nation, Canada; Monique Gray-Smith, Little Drum Consulting, Canada

This panel looks at "Combining Our Strengths" - a year-long journey of bringing Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women together to dialogue about possibilities and change. Respectful relationships are built on mutual desires to create a world that fosters community, culture, longevity of our planet, and the wellness and prosperity of all children.

336 Feminists Across the World: Unite! A Roundtable on Futures of WOWS - connecting national, regional and global Women’s/Gender/Feminist Associations
13:00-14:30 7170 Desmarais

Iris van der Tuin, ATGENDER, Netherlands; Harriet Silius, ATGENDER, Finland

Discussing strategies and successes of feminist transnational collaboration, this roundtable invites to a discussion around the possibilities of professional associations to function as creative platforms for new forms of collaboration between women’s groups, feminist activists, diversity workers and feminist academics across national, regional and continental borders.

102 La Mujer y el Poder Político.
13:00-14:30 3102 Desmarais

Avances y desafios en igualdad de género tras el cambio de gobierno en Paraguay. Itziar Gandarias, Técnica Internacional en Onu Mujeres Paraguay, Spain

¿Qué ha supuesto la victoria de Lugo en abril del 2008 en materia de igualdad de género en el Paraguay? A tres años del histórico cambio de gobierno este articulo pretende analizar cuales han sido los avances en politicas públicas y derechos de las mujeres y cuales están siendo los obstáculos que están impidiendo que muchas de las demandas históricas de organizaciones de mujeres feministas y de derechos humanos de Paraguay sigan siendo un tema pendiente.

Mujer y poder político en Argentina: el caso de Encarnación Ezcurra de Rosas(1832-1836). Daniel Ruiz Moreno, Institucion Educativa, Argentina

Este trabajo muestra el protagonismo de la mujer argentina en la política a través de la figura de Encarnación Ezcurra. Asimismo analiza la proyección de su particular estilo en prácticas políticas asumidas por mujeres contemporáneas.

Reactivación de los feminismos en el México del siglo XXI. Ma. de Lourdes García Acevedo, SICAA, Mexico

La ponencia muestra la reactivación de los feminismos que tienen presencia en México y cuyos objetivos son contrarestar el avance de los gobiernos de derecha y articular nuevas formas de movilización. La reflexión parte de la experiencia del encuentro feminista que conllevó a esta reactivación.

Transversalidad en las Políticas Públicas con perspectiva de género en México: salud sexual y reproductiva en l@s adolescentes. Gladys Ortiz Henderson, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México, Mexico

La Cátedra de Ciudadanía, Educación y Equidad del ITESM-CEM está integrada por profesor@s, estudiantes dedicados al estudio de la ciudadanía y la educación desde una perspectiva de género. Contribuye al esclarecimiento de los fenómenos que limitan el ejercicio pleno de las mujeres al momento de acceder al poder, analiza la inequidad a la luz de la reproducción de imaginarios sociales en los medios masivos, el impacto de la diversidad sexual desarrollo de las nuevas masculinidades, entre otras.

109 El Medio Ambiente, Desarrollo y la Equidad de Género
13:00-14:30 3120 Desmarais

De agricultoras tradicionales a agroempresarias: una ruta hacia la transformacion y el desarrollo. Gladys M. González-Martínez, Universidad de Puerto Rico, USA

Se presenta la iniciativa educativa dirigida a apoderar a las agricultoras de Puerto Rico para su conversión a agroempresarias. El perfil de las mujeres, su papel en la empresa, la transformación de pasiva e invisible a un rol activo, la próxima generación de agroempresarias, el avalúo y futuro del proyecto.

Geografías etnográficas sobre mujeres y ambiente: romper techos de cristal . Yolanda Teresa Hernández Peña, Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas, Colombia

Esta ponencia evidencia cómo la interrelación de la dimensión cultural y de la apropiación social del espacio crea barreras, que impiden transformar los patrones culturales e inhiben el desarrollo de las mujeres, pero que también sirven como fuente de conocimiento para la transformación.

La mujer cubana y el medio ambiente. Leidy Bucarano Montano, Cuba

Esta ponencia analiza la participación y toma de conciencia de las mujeres en la protección del medio ambiente. Como seres sociales, las mujeres juegan un papel protagónico al vincularse y participar en tareas para mejorar su calidad de vida y la de futuras generaciones.

Adaptabilidad al cambio climático y equidad de género . Cecilia Castro García, Centro de Investigación y Estudios para el Desarrollo y la Igualdad Social AC, Mexico

Esta ponencia busca sensibilizar sobre la inclusión de la perspectiva de género en las iniciativas de desarrollo local, de gestion de desastres y de adaptabilidad al cambio climático en el ámbito local y regional.

110 Engaging with Third Wave Feminism: Theory and Practice
13:00-14:30 221 Morisette

Wei Shao Chi, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan; Lin Chia Yi, National Chung Kung University, Taiwan; Chen Ju Yun, National Chung Kung University, Taiwan

This panel will examine female identity development in terms of gender and ethnicity. Third-wave feminism will be used as a critical practice in each paper. Panellists will offer a possible practice of third-wave feminism in different discursive sites.

111 Gender Equality Programs as Sites for Resistance
13:00-14:30 250 Morisette

Annadís Greta Rúdólfsdóttir, Gender Equality Training (GET) Programme, Iceland; Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir, University of Iceland, Iceland

This session will address the idea of borders and how they can feature productively in transnational encounters through sharing stories, learning, and knowledge. One of the ideologies underpinning the Gender Equality Training (GET) Programme in Iceland is transnational feminism.

112 Feministing Christianity
13:00-14:30 251 Morisette

Bre Woligroski, Student Christian Movement of Canada, Canada; Caitlin Reilley Beck, Canada; Gabriella Richichi-Fried, Student Christian Movement of Canada, Canada; Joelle Morgan, St. Paul's University, Canada

This session will highlight the stories and successes of diverse young Canadian womyn as they struggle with "feministing Christianity" in Canada by merging Christian theology and practice with feminist theory and approaches. Spanning four Christian denominations, the discussion will focus on issues including womyn's ordination, decision-making, and queer affirmation.

113 Remapping Place From a Gendered Perspective
13:00-14:30 252 Morisette

Kai-ling Liu, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan; Su-lin Yu, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan; Shan-Hui Hsu, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan; Mei-tzu Tsai, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

This panel introduces an ongoing collaborative project which employs itself in dialogues with feminist scholars of place studies. It attempts to re-map Anping, a historical site of Taiwan, by envisioning women's engagement in land-marking, leisure, and the geisha profession. By integrating women's perspective, it aims to influence public policy on the tourism industry.

114 Women as Political Actors: Constraints, Strategies, and Reflection
13:00-16:30 256 Morisette

Tokuko Ogai, Tokyo City University, Japan; Chen-Yin Chiang, National Central University; Makiko Habazaki, Uamagata University, Japan; Helen Schwenken, University of Kassel, Germany; Susanne Zwingel, State University of New York at Potsdam, USA; Ilse Lenz, Ruhr-University, Germany

How to turn feminist ideas into political practice, influence decision making, and break male dominance in politics are the main goal of women’s movements worldwide. The session aims to discuss obstacles and opportunities of the actual situation of women’s political participation inside and outside of formal institutions, and to work out common strategies and theoretical perspectives. The session consists of two parts: one focuses on female politicians, the other discusses feminist activism outside of formal institutions.

207 The REDress Project: Marking an Absence
13:00-14:30 Agora University Centre

Jaime Black, Canada

This workshop will provide participants the opportunity to build skills and engagement practices by combining art and community action. Using The REDress Project as a starting point, participants will create their own performance/intervention.

115 Women and Humour: How Far Have We Really Come?
13:00-14:30 Alumni Auditorium University Centre

Jennifer Hayward and guests, JH5 Promotions and Consulting, Canada

This fun talk show seession on women in humour will feature guests ranging from female comedians, male comedians, bookers, and more. Participants will be both entertained and engaged with thought-provoking discussion.

116 Flesh Mapping, Les draps parlent, resistance des mujeres: Prostitution in a Globalized World / Prostitution dans un monde globalisé / Prostitución en un mundo globalizado
13:00-14:30 Terminus University Centre

Lee Lakeman, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter, Canada; Diane Matte, Concertation des luttes contre l’exploitation sexuelle, Canada; Jeannette Corbiere Lavell, Native Women's Association of Canada, Canada; Michelle Audette, Quebec Native Women’s Association, Canada; Young Sook Cho, South Korea; Indrani Sinha, India; Suzuyo Takazato, Japan; Clorinde Zephyr, Haiti; Malka Marcovich, France; Fouzia Assali, Morocco; Sigma Huda, Bangladesh; Mediatrice Barengaybo, South Africa; Jean Enriquez, Philippines; Cleone Santos, Brazil; Teresa Ulloa Ziáurriz, Mexico; Cherry Smiley, Aboriginal Women's Action Network, Canada

Each day of the congress, at least 16 women will convene around this installation, amidst the talking “sheets”, in a facilitated feminist response to prostitution as we build a global women’s movement. Simultaneous interpretation in English, French, and Spanish will be provided.

117 Provincial Perspectives on Pay Equity in Canada / Perspectives provinciales en matière d’équité salariale au Canada
13:00-14:30 121 Lamoureux

Emanuela Heyninck, Ontario Pay Equity Commission, Canada; Marie Rinfret, Commission de l'équité salariale, Canada; Norma Dubé, Executive Council, Women's Issues Branch, Canada

This panel will examine the history and progress of pay equity in Canada, drawing on experiences at the provincial level to assess the conditions and criteria required for adopting legislative or program features that contribute towards closing the gender wage gap. / Ce panel va analyser l’historique et le progrès de l’équité salariale et, tout en utilisant son expertise au niveau provincial, tenter d’établir les conditions et critères requis pour l’adoption de programmes législatifs pouvant contribuer à la fermeture des écarts salariaux fondés sur le sexe.

119 Gender, Power, and Management: Countering Exclusions in Higher Education
13:00-14:30 219 Lamoureux

Anita Goransson, Uppsala University, Sweden; Jenny Neale, Victortia University Wellington, New Zealand; Pat O'Connor, Univerricksity of Liome, Ireland {Republic}; Barbara Bagilhole, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

This roundtable, hosted by the Women in Higher Education Management (WHEM) Network, will share research findings on gender, power, and management in higher education, seek feedback from participants, and engage in dialogue about effective interventions for women moving into senior management roles. Participants will be invited to join the Network.

120 Feminism, Migration, and Transnational Practices
13:00-14:30 220 Lamoureux

Rachel Gorman, University of Toronto, Canada; Rashida Keshavjee, Canada; Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, University of Lethbridge, Canada

This session presents how feminism and migration intersect among different groups of immigrant women in Canada and their cross-cultural or transnational civic engagements.

121 Queer Resistance: Possibilities and Strategies
13:00-14:30 342 Lamoureux

Alexa DeGagne, University of Alberta, Canada; Randi Nixon, University of Alberta, Canada; Kathryn Trevenen, University of Ottawa, Canada

This panel will trace and analyze the current state of queer resistance, queer nationalism, and queer internationalism within and outside the west, asking whether the ‘queer project’ is by definition western and thus bound to western societies or whether it can and should be internationalized/universalized.

122 Education, Lived Experiences, and the Power of Narrative
15:00-16:30 12140 Desmarais

Gendered Learning in Departments of Physical Education in Taiwan. Mei-Hui You, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan

This presentation examines the construction as well as the negotiation of masculinities/femininities among students in departments of physical education in Taiwan.

Five Women Leaders and Their Perceptions of Empowerment Through Education. Dr. Maria Teresa M. Rubio, USA

This session discusses a phenomenological study that explored the lived experiences of five educated women living on the island of Guam. The research shows how education contributed to their empowerment and enhanced their successful attainment of leadership positions.

A Run for the Glass. Deborah Adams, Canada

This paper/presentation will discuss the necessity of including under-represented minority communities in approaches that are intended to help them succeed. The perspective is different because it is not an academic's understanding of the world, but rather, a lived reality with an academic perspective superimposed on it. It clearly demonstrates the power of the narrative.

123 Credit Union Mentorship Program: Educating a Woman, Strengthening a Community
15:00-16:30 12130 Desmarais

TBC; Anna Brown, Canadian Co-operative Association, Canada

The Canadian Co-operative Association’s Credit Union Mentorship Program for Women has demonstrated that educating a woman strengthens a whole community. Three dynamic women credit union managers from developing countries will share their stories of rising to their positions (not typically held by women) and of how knowledge, acquired through global grassroots partnerships, can strengthen lives and communities in the developing world.

124 Power and Resistance: Experiences of Women in the Swedish Academy
15:00-16:30 12120 Desmarais

Sarah Ljungquist, University of Gävle, Sweden; Iris Ridder, University of Dalarna, Sweden

The presentation will highlight the resistance against women under the polished surface of gender equality in the academy. Discussion will cover four examples of women scholars working to challenge the male normative order and will conclude with an invitation to participants to discuss strategies to challenge this male resistance.

125 Women in Labour and Community Sectors
15:00-16:30 12113 Desmarais

Women's Roles in Korean Christian Communities. Young-Gwan Kim, Berea Int'l Theological Seminary, South Korea

This paper examines the roles of Korean women in Christian communities such as local church, mission school, and Christianity-based non-profit organizations.

Factors Affecting the Perfomance of Women Employed in the Public Sector. Victoria Wanyana Kyeyune, Empowerment for Masooli Village Women, Uganda

What affects women's performance in the public sector? Under themes like social-cultural factors and male dominance; economic factors; stereotyping; persisting gender inequality due to unequal power relations; education; government policies; and affirmative action, factors are analyzed to reveal women's low employment status in developing countries, particularly Uganda. Prospects for women's better performance and status in public sector employment are discussed.

New Possibilities for Gender-Equal Labor Movements in Germany. Masako Yuki, Kawamura Gakuen Woman's University, Japan

This session discusses research conducted to present new activities aimed at achieving gender equality in German trade unions that are institutionally entrenched in society, to identify the possibilities for and issues within labor movements, and to seek a viable means to promote gender equality therein.

Time Binds, Work-Family Imbalance, and Reduced Well-Being: The Experience of Women Faculty. Catherine White Berheide, Skidmore College, USA

This individual paper presentation will report on the results of a workplace climate survey administered to faculty at two private liberal arts colleges, one formerly all female and the other all male. Female faculty at both colleges rated the climate for women as less positive than their male colleagues did.

339 Les travailleuses domestiques au Canda : une marchandise ou un membre de la famille ?
15:00-16:30 12111 Desmarais

Emilie Giroux-Gareau, Canada

Cette présentation décrira la situation internationale et nationale des travailleuses domestiques et notamment leurs conditions de migration: féminisation de la migration, offre et demande, entrée au Canada et conditions de travail. On abordera des développements récents dans la protection des travailleuses domestiques.

127 From Socialism to Capitalism: Globalization Helping Women Break Barriers
15:00-16:30 11161 Desmarais

Armine Tadevosyan, KPMB Architects, Canada

This presentation will look at the history of the women’s movement in the South Caucasus region: how it sustained and developed over the years and how it was influenced by systemic changes and globalization. Personal experiences and perspectives of the two speakers will be explored.

128 Clo y Clodet: "de la ventana hacia afuera"
15:00-16:30 11143 Desmarais

Claudia Zazueta Armenta, Por el Amor y el Respeto a la Mujer en la Diversidad, Mexico

¿Cómo vivimos “las otras mujeres”? Yo decido hablar para salir de la disimulación y la exclusión de un estilo de vida que simplemente es diferente. ¿La meta? Romper el círculo vicioso de la falta de reconocimiento que vulnera e invisibiliza social y económicamente.

129 Breaking Through the Old Boy’s Network: Effective Lobbying for Women’s Rights
15:00-16:30 10143 Desmarais

Jordan Leichtniz, Canada

Pulling back the curtain on the parliamentary process, this workshop will reveal the tools, strategies, and key information sources that can make the difference between a nice meeting and genuine influence on political decision-making. Using real life examples, participants will explore the basics of access-driven political life and opportunities to influence outcomes.

130 Le Groupe Femmes, Politique et Démocratie : inspirer l’engagement politique et citoyen pour une société paritaire
15:00-16:30 9143 Desmarais

Caroline Caron, Université d’Ottawa, Canada; Katie Gagnon, Groupe Femmes, Politique et Démocratie, Canada; Gaëtane Corriveau, Groupe Femmes, Politique et Démocratie, Canada; Johanne Lachance, Groupe Femmes, Politique et Démocratie, Canada

Ce panel décrira les divers moyens mis en oeuvre par le GFPD depuis 1999 pour atteindre la parité dans les instances démocratiques en visant des résultants probants et concrets pour assurer une présence accrue de femmes dans les sphères décisionnelles et lieux de gouvernance.

131 Being a Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
15:00-16:30 9161 Desmarais

Nancy Poole, BC Centre for Excellence for Women's Health, Canada; Natalie Hemsing, BC Centre for Excellence for Women's Health, Canada; Ginny Gonneau, BC Centre for Excellence for Women's Health, Canada; Karen Gello, BC Centre for Excellence for Women's Health, Canada; Ann Pederson, British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, Canada

In this session, researchers from the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s will share perspectives about the practices and changing landscape of feminist research on girls’ and women’s health carried out on local, provincial, national and international levels.

132 From the Ground Up: Public Education and Policy Change from Grassroots Women
15:00-16:30 8143 Desmarais

Dawnmarie Harriott, Voices from the Street, Canada; Fionna Blair, Voices from the Street, Canada; Brenda Murphy, Urban Core Support Network, Canada; Shirley Robinson, Power Up, Canada; Juanita Black, Power Up, Canada; Joyce Brown, Voices from the Street, Ontario Council of Alternative Businesses, Canada

This is a joint presentation about the training strategies and advocacy work of Voices from the Street, a speakers bureau in Toronto that trains individuals who have experienced homelessness/mental health issues and poverty to become advocates and Power Up!, a program in Saint John, New Brunswick that provides training for women living in poverty.

133 Analyse intersectionnelle : au-delà des mots, comment transformer nos organisations ?
15:00-16:30 8161 Desmarais

Alexandra Pierre, Fédération des femmes du Québec (FFQ), Canada; Loly Rico, FCJ Refugee Centre, Canada; Carole Benjamin, Table des groupes de femmes de Montréal (TGFM), Canada; Deborah Stienstra, CRIAW, Canada

Ëtre femme amène encore à vivre plusieurs situations d'exclusion, par exemple quand on est immigrante, lesbienne, handicapée, etc. Cette session offre un lieu d'échange et d'apprentissage critique sur des pratiques novatrices de perspective intersectionelle concrète pour faire reculer les divisions/injustices dans nos organisations.

Cet atelier sera donner en français et en anglais. This workshop will be given in French and English.

134 Reproductive Health: Rights, Access, and Traditional Knowledge
15:00-16:30 1140 Desmarais

The Future of Korean Midwives: Seo ran-hee's Struggle. Lee Eun Ju, Seoul National University, South Korea

This presentation uses the atypical medical disputes facing "Seo ran-hee" - a midwife who has delivered tens of thousands of children over 30 years - to explore the reality of Korean midwives, the response from dominant medical groups, and legal analysis.

Financing Sexual and Reproductive Rights: CSOs in Mexico. Ana Maria Sanchez Rodriguez, Comision de Derechos Huamnos desl Distrito Federal, Mexico

This session analyzes the shifts on financing towards civil society organizations (CSOs) in Mexico working in sexual and reproductive rights. The work presented is part of a broader research effort in collaboration with colleagues writing on the contributing factors to the financial crisis of revenues oriented to the work of CSOs.

Reproductive Health and Rights of the Deaf. Florence Nightingale Mukasa, Uganda National Association of the Deaf, Uganda

This paper examines the situation of many Deaf people in Uganda - uneducated, sexually abused, exploited, neglected, mistreated by their spouses, unemployed - who are ignorant about reproductive health and lack access to reproductive health services. When it comes to Deaf women, the effect is double due to communication barriers.

Metis Women's Traditional Knowledge Systems for Reproduction, Birthing, and Motherhood. Jennifer Leason, Univeristy of British Columbia, Canada

This presentation will share the process and journey of compiling and restoring (in a culturally-appropriate manner) oral traditions, stories, teachings, ceremonies, women's lore for menstruation, reproduction and family planning, birthing, and motherhood as a way to revitalize Métis traditional knowledge/practices and value Métis women's active engagement with it as a way to advocate for their reproductive lives.

135 Women and Leadership in Politics and Business  / Femmes et leadership en politique et en affaires  / Mujeres y liderazgo en política y negocios
Presented by / Présenté par / Presentación de : Carleton University Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership
15:00-16:30 4101 Desmarais

The Honourable Sheila Copps, Sheila Copps and Associates, Canada; Mamta Gautam, PEAK MD ; Sharon Ramalho, McDonalds Canada, Canada; Eva Ariak, Government of Nunavut, Canada

Cette session examine de quelles manières les femmes peuvent utiliser leurs talents et leurs compétences pour devenir des leaders en politique, en affaires et dans les entreprises. Chaque panéliste est une femme accomplie et dynamique qui va décrire comment elle a réussi dans son domaine, les défis qu'elle a relevé et les outils et stratégies qui lui ont permis d'y arriver. La session débutera par une série de questions adressées à chaque panéliste et se poursuivra par un dialogue avec les participantes qui auront l'occasion de tirer des leçons de ces réussites et d'échanger sur leurs pratiques exemplaires respectives.

This session will examine how women can and have used their talents and skills to become leaders in politics, in business, and in corporations. Each panellist is a successful, dynamic, woman who will discuss how she achieved her success, what her challenges were, and the tools and strategies she employed to advance. The format will be a series of questions to each panellist followed by a dialogue with participants who will have the opportunity to learn from the success of the panellists and share their best practices as well.

Esta sesión examina la manera en que las mujeres utilizan sus talentos y habilidades para ejercer el liderazgo en política, negocios y en el mundo empresarial. Cada panelista es una mujer dinámica y exitosa que hablará de la manera en que alcanzó el éxito, cuáles fueron sus retos y cuáles sus herramientas y estrategias. Cada panelista responderá a una lista de preguntas, después de lo cual habrá un diálogo con las participantes, las cuales tendrán la oportunidad de aprender del éxito de las panelistas y de compartir sus mejores prácticas.

This session is sponsored by Emond-Harnden / Cette plénière est commanditée par Emond-Harnden / Esta sesión es patroneado por Emond-Harnden This session will be interpreted in French, English, and Spanish. / Cette session sera interprétée en français, anglais et espagnol. / Esta sesión se interpretará en Francés, Inglés y Español.

136 Advancing Women in the Academy
15:00-16:30 4130 Desmarais

Maureen C. McHugh, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA; Suzanna M. Rose, Florida International University, USA; Florence Denmark, Pace University, USA; Joan C. Chrisler, Connecticut College, USA

In this session, panellists will address the status of women in the academy and barriers to women's advancement. Strategies for advancement including leadership, negotiation, organization, and collaboration will be presented, along with efforts to advance women in the academy like leadership institutes, workshops, and a career guide.

137 Violencia Contra la Mujer: Sexual, Social, Sistémico.
15:00-16:30 4170 Desmarais

Mujer rota y abuso sexual. Rosa Chavez Cardenas, Mexico

Esta ponencia propone maneras de superar el problema del abuso sexual, prevenir y ayudar a las afectadas.Como victima de abuso sexual me convertí en especialista en mi labor como Psicóloga. La empatia con las afectadas las motiva a que se liberen el trauma.

Violencia contra las mujeres y sociedad de consumo. Evelina Zurita Márquez, Grupo Investigación I+D Etnomedia, Universidad Sevilla, Spain

Nuestra investigación indaga acerca de la violencia contra las mujeres desde los cambios sociales, económicos y simbólicos producidos a partir de la modernidad. Asimismo, examina su visibilización institucional, teórica y mediática en nuestras "sociedades del bienestar".

Análisis del espacio público desde una perspectiva de género. Graciela Susana Schmidt, Comisión de Mujeres Arquitectas del Colegio de Arquitectos de Rosario, Argentina

En la ciudad la violencia de género se ejerce en forma cotidiana.Una ciudad segura depende de la participación de la ciudadanía y de la plena ocupación de los espacios públicos. Como arquitectas-urbanistas queremos aportar herramientas para erradicar la violencia en los diferentes espacios urbanos.

Tribunales de violencia contra las mujeres . Reina Alejandra Baiz Villafranca, Asociación Venezolana de Derecho Penal, Venezuela

En el contexto de su creación y reconocimiento por la Organización de las Naciones Unidas, esta ponencia busca responder a la pregunta: ¿los Tribunales de Violencia contra las Mujeres garantizan el derecho de las mujeres a una vida libre de Violencia?

138 Towards Inclusion: Amplifying Women’s Leadership and Voices in the International Development Process
15:00-16:30 6160 Desmarais

Katharine Im-Jenkins, World University Service of Canada, Canada; Lucinda Montizambert, Society for International Development, Canada; Margaret Capelazo, CARE Canada, Canada

The SID-OG Gender Network (Society for International Development, Ottawa-Gatineau) is a forum for practitioners to share, coordinate, and network. This session will provide an open roundtable where participants can connect and converse to examine where women's leadership voices are included, excluded, and secluded in international development and propose solutions for breaking these barriers.

139 “Doing” Equality Inside and Outside the Law: Critical Perspectives on Feminism, Activism, and Lawyering for Change
15:00-16:30 7170 Desmarais

Jennifer Bond, University of Ottawa, Canada; Jamie Liew, Columbia University, USA; Jena McGill, Yale University, USA

Led by three feminist legal scholars under 35, this session will lead a collective strategy session aimed at identifying challenges, best practices, and tools for effective, feminist engagement in pursuit of equality. Presenters will employ a critical evaluation of their own stories to encourage participants to turn a critical lens on their own journeys.

140 Procesos de Empoderamiento.
15:00-16:30 3102 Desmarais

¿Continuos o fragmentados? Procesos de empoderamiento de mujeres indígenas en San Quintín. Lya Margarita Niño Contreras, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico

se presentan los casos de Rosa y Ramona, mujeres de la mixteca oaxaqueña que se asentaron en el valle de San Quintín en el estado de Baja California, Mexico y que, a través de sus historias de vida, podemos observar y analizar sus procesos de empoderamiento asociados a múltiples factores que se entrelazan y desenvuelven diacrónicamente y se muestra que son más versátiles de lo que se tiende a suponer.

Los derechos humanos de las mujeres indígenas en México: un análisis jurídico. Ilyhada Odisea Garcia Contreras, Universidad de Roma "La Sapienza", Mexico

Nuestro trabajo de investigación pretende aportar un breve pero detallado análisis socio-jurídico de las problemáticas actuales y continuos desafíos a los que se enfrentan las mujeres indígenas en México día con día. También se pretende mostrar los avances en México en materia de protección de derechos humanos de las mujeres indígenas.

La huerta como espacio de resistencia y lucha. Andrea Celinda Madrid Tamayo, Ecuador

Esta ponencia presenta la acción de las mujeres de Cochapamba frente a la amenaza a su seguridad alimentaria. La visibilización del manejo de los huertos y su participación en el “Proceso de memoria social” resultan estrategias importantes para el empoderamiento de las mujeres y de la comunidad.

Mujeres, género e Internet: historias sobre la tecnología y los nuevos medios de comunicación.. Gladys Ortiz Henderson, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México, Mexico

El texto que presentaré lo he realizado a partir de una exhaustiva revisión documental de investigaciones representativas de diferentes países del mundo que se han enfocado en el tema de las mujeres y su relación con las tecnologías de la comunicación e información (TICs), como la Internet, desde una perspectiva de género.

126 From Meacham to Managua: Three Sisters' Collective Story of Activism
15:00-16:30 3120 Desmarais

Cindy Hanson, University of Regina, Canada; Yvonne Hanson, Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence, Canada; Lori Hanson, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

This collage of creative life story interpretations and deconstructions, presented by three sisters from rural Canada - researchers, activists, and mothers - represents 75 years of collective history. By performing excerpts from their lives, the sisters will engage participants in the multiple and complex ways borders are lived - personally, politically and physically.

141 Sur-veil-ling Borders: The Gaze on Veiled Muslim Women Bodies
15:00-16:30 221 Morisette

Ayca Tomac, Queen's University, Canada; Alanur Cavlin-Bozbeyoglu, Canada; Eda Acara, Queen's University, Canada

This panel aims to raise awareness about relatively new regulations and implementations in border policy focusing on the racialized bodies traveling through Canadian and American borders in the aftermath of September 11. Informative data for contemporary border security regulations of Canada that involve advanced surveillance features will be shared.

142 Military and Peace-keeping: Womens' Human Rights Bruised, Africa in Legal Pespective
15:00-16:30 250 Morisette

Dr. Carol Arinze-Umobi, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria; Dr. Felicia Anyogu, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria

This session will examine the violation of women's human rights by the military during peace-keeping, as well as the subsequent silence of principal players in governance in West African countries. Presenters will suggest that if no one is above the law and violators must be punished, then the military should not be an exception.

143 RCMP Accountability? Review of Yukon's Police Force 2010
15:00-16:30 251 Morisette

Lois Moorcroft, Yukon Women's Transition Home Society, Canada; Corinne McKay, Canada; Ketsia Houde, Les EssentiElles, Canada; Barbara McInerney, Kaushee's Place, Yukon Women's Transition Home Society, Canada

After two RCMP constables were tried and acquitted of sexual assault, Yukon equality-seeking and aboriginal women’s groups mobilized to demand adequate police accountability. Panelists will report on our coalition-building activities, systemic problems in RCMP responses to male violence against women, racist behaviours, and on our recommendations for national police force change.

144 LGBTTQ In the City
15:00-16:30 252 Morisette

Gender and an Emerging Metropolis: Vancouverism Meets GLBTQism. Catherine Murray, Simon Fraser University, Canada

This presentation/paper will critically review the role of gender politics in the cultural economy of global cities. Vancouver as an emerging metropolis is examined as a case study. How does an evolving city adapt to gender, race, and other social change? What lessons may be learned?

Les jeunes femmes et la bisexualité. Milaine Alarie, Canada

Cette présentation traitera de la bisexualité chez les jeunes femmes, en faisant état des principales théories féministes et Queer et en résumant des recherches sur la bisexualité chez les jeunes, dont celle de la conférencière auprès de jeunes filles canadiennes francophones.

Anywhere But Here: Queer Rurality and the Myth of the "Geographic Solution". Liz Canfield, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA; Cole Cridin, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Today queer discourse runs from the city to the country, something that has not been questioned until recently. The aim of this project is to counter this by presenting a dialogic

145 Our Unspoken Stories: A Movement in Art & Voice
15:00-16:30 Agora University Centre

Roya Ghafari, Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa, Canada

Performances by local artists/activists of monologues from the 'Unspoken Stories' compilation of immigrant and refugee women's stories of surviving violence, and cultural integration in the face of racism, discrimination, and multiple barriers to re-establishment and personhood. Performances will be in English, Spanish, and French.

146 Case Studies in Feminist Theory: From Security to Post-Communist Patriarchy
15:00-16:30 112 Lamoureux

Feminist Imaginaries, Accumulation by Dispossession, and the New Sexual Contract. Karen Ruddy, York University, Canada

This presentation/paper proposes that the process of "accumulation by dispossession" which characterizes the new imperialism involves not only the enclosure of "the commons," but also, the appropriation and disavowal of alternative political imaginaries (such as feminism), thereby producing a crisis of feminist political citizenship.

A Theory of Patriarchy in Communist and Post-Communist Societies. Andrea Chandler, Carleton University, Canada

This presentation/paper proposes an elaboration of the particular characteristics of post-communist patriarchy, considering factors such as weakness of property rights, monopolistic tendencies of the state, and an incentive structure where collective autonomous action has historically been associated with considerable social risks.

147 “Death of the Female?” Revisited: Impacts of Reprogenetic Technologies on Women’s Lives
15:00-16:30 121 Lamoureux

Jalna Hanmer, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom; Farida Akhter, UBINIG (Policy Research for Development Alternative), Bangladesh; Annette Burfoot, Queens University, Canada; Dr. Renate Klein, FINRRAGE (Australia), Australia; Sevienna DeSaille, Leeds University, United Kingdom

In this session, members of FINRRAGE (Feminist International Network of Resistance to Reproductive and Genetic Engineering) will dialogue about the past and present impact of reprogenetic technologies on women's lives. Presenters will call for increased activism that is critical of female exploitation through population control, surrogacy, egg 'donation', and 'normalizing' infertility.

148 Una Perspectiva de Género: Tecnología, Discapacidad, Aborto, Conflictos Armados y Justicia.
15:00-16:30 215 Lamoureux

La brecha digital de género y el uso de las TICs. Alejandra Benitez Silva, Mexico

Esta ponencia muestra que las nuevas tecnologías de la información reproducen desigualdades que limitan su uso a ciertos sectores de mujeres en México, y que al mismo tiempo éstas son utilizadas estratégicamente por las mujeres para articular acciones en favor del ejercicio de derechos.

Una investigación sobre salud y discapacidad con enfoque de género. Sagrario Lobato Huerta, Centro Mexicano Universitario de Ciencias y Humanidades, Mexico

La ponencia señala la pertinencia de la investigación con enfoque de género, cuyos resultados se puedan poner al servicio de la sociedad y generen propuestas que mejoren los programas de salud dirigidos a la población con discapacidad.

La justicia transicional en Colombia: una perspectiva de género. Karolina Naranjo Velasco, Iniciativa de Mujeres Colombianas por la Paz-IMP, Colombia

Frente a la violencia sexual ejercida contra las mujeres en el contexto del conflicto armado colombiano, esta ponencia analiza las estrategias emprendidas para acceder a la justicia como protagonistas directas, activas y autónomas en el proceso de Justicia Transicional.

La campaña por el derecho al aborto legal en Argentina 2005-2010. Martha I. Rosenberg, Foro por los Derechos Reproductivos, Argentina

Relataré la experiencia de 6 años de trabajo en la organización de esta Campaña, que ha puesto en la agenda pública las condiciones que hacen del aborto la primera causa de muerte por gestación en Argentina y las distintas estrategias desarrolladas.

Las mujeres y los conflictos armados. Blanca Estela Dole Duron, Colectivo Feminista Mujeres Universitarias, Honduras

Esta ponencia presenta la experiencia de una organizacion feminista en el contexto del Golpe de Estado en Honduras, en el cual las instituciones oficiales reafirman la tendencia tradicional a la violacion a los derechos humanos de las mujeres, en situaciones de conflicto armado.

149 Gendering Excellence in Academia, Gender Studies, Science and Technology: Critical Reflections and Critical Actions
15:00-16:30 219 Lamoureux

Liisa Husu, Orebro University, Finland; Sigríður Þorgeirsdóttir, University of Iceland, Iceland; Jeff Hearn, Linköping University, Sweden; Elizabeth Pollitzer, Portia Ltd, United Kingdom; Curt Rice, University of Tromso, Norway; Simone Buitendijk, TNO, Netherlands

This Panel seeks to break ceilings/barriers, with four papers drawing on pioneering work of: genSET, EU project on gender equality in science and technology institutions/leadership; GEXcel, joint university centre of gender excellence in Linköping and Örebro, Sweden; EDDA, Icelandic Centre of Excellence (Equality, Diversity); Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality book series.

150 Les femmes et la mobilisation collective
15:00-16:30 220 Lamoureux

Rapports de genre et plafond de verre: le cas de l’enseignement supérieur roumain. Daniela Frumusani, University of Bucharest, Romania; Stefanel Adriana, Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania

Cette présentation rend compte d'une recherche sur la dynamique de genre dans le milieu universitaire roumain (public et privé). Dix entrevues en profondeur menées avec des enseignantes/chercheures occupant des postes de direction témoignent de la persistance du plafond de verre dans ce milieu.

Voix et images publiques : les femmes de la communauté musulmane argentine dans le jeu de définition de l'espace public contemporaine. Mari Sol Garcia Somoza, Argentina

Au cours des deux dernières décennies, l'espace public argentin a donné une plus grande visibilité à l'Islam. Ce processus se met en place à travers la conjonction d'événements socio-politiques qui se font jour sur la scène publique à une échelle locale et d'autres événements de dimension mondiale qui ont donnés lieu à de nouvelles définitions de l'Islam contemporain. Dans ce contexte, les femmes de la communauté musulmane argentine prennent partie et se font entendre dans le débat public, re-définissant rôles, images, voies et espaces à partir de leurs appartenances identitaires : femmes, argentines et musulmanes.

Impact de la crise internationale sur l'emploi et la santé des ouvrières du textile au Maroc. Andrea Martinez, Université d'Ottawa, Canada; Kenza Oubejja, Université Mohammed V-Agdal, Morocco

Cette commuication, partant d’une étude de terrain sur les conditions de vie des ouvrières de Rabat-Salé (Maroc), témoigne de leurs luttes contre les cycles d’oppression (pauvreté, violences et discriminations) nourris par la montée de la mondialisation et du fondamentalisme religieux en période de crise.

De la mobilisation collective à l'empowerment. Femmes et conflit armé au Cachemire indien. Dominique Lavoie, ENAP, Canada

En déstabilisant l’ordre social, les conflits armés peuvent ouvrir aux femmes de nouveaux espaces d’action et de parole. Basée sur une étude menée auprès d’organisations locales de femmes, cette présentation traitera des liens entre la mobilisation collective et l’empowerment.

151 Gender Equality in Politics: Two Case Studies
15:00-16:30 342 Lamoureux

Local Environmental Politics for Global Gender Equality: A Finnish Women’s Organization. Marja Vehviläinen, University of Tampere, Finland

This presentation is based on a qualitative empirical study with a vast women’s organization in Finland. It examines the local environmental practices in the North, evaluates the limits of gender equality politics in the organization, and shows practices that have positive consequences on gender equality beyond the North.

Barriers to Nigerian Women's Economic Independence and Political Participation. Arinola Oluwo, NAUW- IFUW, Nigeria

This session will discuss the factors which inhibit women in Nigeria from attaining economic independence, for example, lack of male assistance in domestic chores, considered solely a woman's responsibility in many parts of Nigeria, and slow progress in the inclusion of women in decision-making bodies like parliament.

Unruly Women in the Malestream: The Kenyan Context . Eunice Adhiambo Owino, Supporters of the Youth-Worldwide, Kenya

The presentation highlights the challenges that women have encountered in acquiring political positions and social enhancement. It also gives an insight on the opportunities that have been created by the new constitution. Consequently, it explains how awareness campaign and education is necessary to help women be empowered.

152 Gestion collaborative d'une innovation: un observatoire régional des enjeux de genre au Sénégal
17:00-18:30 12140 Desmarais

Top Arame, Observatoire Genre de Matam au Senegal, Senegal

Cette session décrit une initiative du Projet de Développement Agricole de Matam, regroupant des ONG, des associations civiles, des «populations vulnérables» (femmes, jeunes, handicapés) et des représentants des autorités. On intègre la dimension genre pour réduire la pauvreté et l'inégalité sexuelle.

153 Women's Worlds Congresses Through the Years: From Then To Now
17:00-18:30 12130 Desmarais

Marilyn P. Safir, University of Haifa, Israel; Florence Denmark, Pace University, USA; Chang Pilwha, Ewha Womans University, South Korea; Teresa Langle de Paz, Foundation for a Culture of Peace, Spain; Martha Mednick, Howard University, USA; Gerd Karin Bjørhovde, University of Tromsø, Norway; Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo, Makerere University, Uganda

This session recounts the founding of the first Women's Worlds congress and looks at how the subsequent eight congresses evolved. This symposium-style discussion will include reflections by various congress co-chairs about the organizing and impact of Women's Worlds over the years.

154 Entrepreneuriat chez les femmes handicapées
17:00-18:30 12120 Desmarais

Wassyla Hadjabi, AFHM; Selma Kouidri

Ce panel réunit 3 ou 4 femmes dont 3 participantes au projet, vivant avec différents handicaps, qui détailleront leur expérience. Après une présentation, l'auditoire échangera avec les panelistes pour mieux comprendre les défis et solutions propres aux femmes handicapées. Traduction et interprétation par signes.

155 Women's Movement in Russia: Center to Periphery
17:00-18:30 12113 Desmarais

Alexandra Kolesnikova, Ivanovo Centre for Gender Studies, Russian Federation; Olga Shnyrova, Ivanovo Centre for Gender Studies, Russian Federation

This roundtable featuring Russian feminist activists and researchers working at regional, national, and international levels will theorize about main trends and the place of feminism in Russia within a global context and compare/discuss common strategies and political agendas in the promotion of gender equality in an unfavorable political regime of "imitated democracy".

156 Breaking Down Cultural and Leadership Barriers
17:00-18:30 12111 Desmarais

Antoinette Zloty, Congress of Black Women of Canada Inc.- Manitoba Chapter, Canada; Lisa Hackett, Congress of Black Women of Canada Inc.- Manitoba Chapter, Canada; Beatrice Watson, Congress of Black Women of Canada Inc.- Manitoba Chapter, Canada

This is a presentation about an initiative undertaken by the Manitoba chapter of the Congress of Black Women (COBW) - a Cultural Awareness Workshop to empower women, facilitate cross-cultural education, engage youth, provide opportunities for leadership, and secure funding. COBW will engage participants on suggestions for enhancement and sustainability of this workshop.

157 Women’s Political Representation: Quotas and Other Successes
17:00-18:30 12110 Desmarais

Gender Quotas and the Electoral Project in Comparative Perspective. Chandra Pasma, Canada

This presentation identifies the factors that facilitate women's political representation through the examination of six countries with quota systems. The comparison highlights the importance of political opportunity structure, since strategies adopted by women's movements are shaped by the opportunities presented by their political and institutional contexts.

Reservation For Women in India's Parliament: Challenges and Prospects. Parvathy Appaiah, University College, India

This paper examines how India is trying to make legislation for women’s reservation in elected bodies, indicating that women face challenges in the world of power and politics. The paper argues that reservation in elected bodies is the most effective way a woman can break the ceiling and make a statement of equality.

Women's Resistance and Political Participation in Uganda. Kabahenda Nyakabwa, Canada

This paper will offer critical reflection on how Ugandan women are "changing rules, seizing opportunities, and forging new ground." Over the last 48 years, the situation of women in Uganda has evolved from total invisibility at independence in 1962 to prominence in 2010.

158 Les femmes et le pouvoir dans les organisations hiérarchiques.
17:00-18:30 12102 Desmarais

La budgétisation sensible au genre  / Gender Budgeting. Nathalie Roy, Conseil du statut de la femme du Québec, Canada

Les budgets ne sont pas neutres. Ils ont des effets distincts sur les femmes et les hommes, selon les rôles sociaux qui leur sont assignées. L'analyse du budget d'un gouvernement dans une perspective féministe nous permet de comparer ses effets sur les hommes et les femmes. L'expérience avec le budget du Québec sera brièvement évalué.

Budgets are not neutral. They have distinct effects on men and women, according to the social roles assigned to them. Analysing a government’s budget from a feminist perspective allows us to compare its impacts on men and women. The experience with Quebec’s budget will be shortly assessed.

Les femmes et le pouvoir au sein des organisations / Women and Power Within Organizations. Marie Bécotte, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

Pourquoi les femmes sont-elles encore si faiblement représentées au sommet des hiérarchies organisationnelles? Le plafond de verre, l'hégémonie masculine, la conciliation travail famille, sont quelques raisons évoquées pour expliquer la situation. Mais, la relation particulière des femmes au pouvoir pourrait-elle avoir un impact sur le niveau hiérarchique atteint?

Why are women still so poorly represented at the top of organizational hierarchies? The glass ceiling, male hegemony, and work-family balance are a few factors. But could women’s unique relationship with power impact which level of hierarchy they reach?

159 Confidence to Make Change: Improving Human Rights Law
17:00-18:30 11161 Desmarais

Lois Moorcroft, Yukon Women's Transition Home Society, Canada; Melissa Atkinson, Yukon Human Rights Commission, Canada; Krystal Loverin, Canada; Charlotte Hrenchuk, Yukon Status of Women Council, Canada; Heather MacFadgen, Yukon Human Rights Commission, Canada

This panel will present northern research, results achieved, and the ongoing work to advance women's equality in the Yukon. Yukon women's groups and its Human Rights Commission collaborated to improve human rights law, advocated for recognizing violence against women, Aboriginal identity, social condition, and housing as grounds for discrimination in the Human Rights Act.

160 Northern Perspectives, Stories, and Leadership
17:00-18:30 11143 Desmarais

Securing Our Place in Northern Society. Lois Mae Little, Canada

Based on conversations with 23 indigenous and non-indigenous women in Canada's Northwest Territories (NWT) active on social justice and women's issues, this critical examination of the lives and future of women illuminates the solitudes, isolation, and vulnerability of northern women. These circumstances characterized our colonial past and, through the increased presence of global resource industries, are becoming entrenched as our future.

Evolution of Nunavut. Leslie Quammainiq, Pond Inlet, Canada

This session looks at the evolution of the newest territory in Canada, Nunavut, from men’s power to women’s leadership.

161 Challenges and Possibilities of Transnational and Cross-Cultural Feminist Self-Making
17:00-18:30 10143 Desmarais

Yukyung Kim-Cho, University of Toronto, Canada

This workshop is for women who have experienced tensions between their feminist values and reality of lives in a transnational and cross-cultural context. With images and narratives, participants will be guided to visit, reflect and strategize on their experience of ethnocultural Otherness and feminist self-making.

162 Women's Leadership in Social Welfare Development in Comparative Perspective
17:00-18:30 10161 Desmarais

Lanyan Chen, Nipissing University, Canada; Sara Mearini, Nipissing University, Canada; Sandra Linklater, Nipissing University, Canada; Jacklyn Frias, Nipissing University, Canada

Through four presentations, this panel will assess poverty levels in different communities in northern Ontario and discuss how women's groups have exercised leadership in promoting social welfare program initiatives to combat poverty.

332 Dreams for Women Art Project
17:00-18:30 9143 Desmarais

Amanda Reaume, The Antigone Foundation, Canada; Kaitlin Blanchard, The Antigone Foundation, USA

This is an exhibit of the Dreams for Women postcard art project which has attracted worldwide attention from places like Japan, Germany, Brazil, and France. The art project asks women to depict their hopes and dreams for women by painting, drawing, writing, sketching or decoupaging them onto a postcard.

164 Immigrant Women in Atlantic Canada: Challenges, Negotiations and Reconstructions
17:00-18:30 9161 Desmarais

Mythili Rajiva, Saint Mary's University, Canada; Jane Ku, University of Windsor, Canada; Peruvemba S. Jaya, University of Ottawa, Canada; Evangelia Tastsoglou, Saint Mary’s University, International Sociological Association, Canada

This panel consists of four papers on the barriers, agency, negotiations, resistances, and re-constructions by immigrant women in the private-public continuum in Atlantic Canada. While the context is local, immigrant women’s experiences are related and contextualized into the national, global, and transnational levels.

165 Inside the Feminine: Shifting the Global Leadership Paradigm
17:00-18:30 8143 Desmarais

Georgina Veldhorst, Deep Democracy International, Kenya; Myrna Lewis, Deep Democracy International, South Africa; Jean Trimnell, VW Consulting Inc, Canada; Aftab Erfam, University of British Columbia, Canada

Using tools of 'Deep Democracy', this session will engage participants in conversations exploring issues of leadership, including the impacts of under-representation of the feminine archetype. Participants will experience innovative processes and gain powerful insights into their own ability to enhance the feminine archetype of leadership within their sphere of influence.

166 Las hijas de la mala vida:¿quién decide, cómo y désde donde?
17:00-18:30 8161 Desmarais

Guadalupe Hernandez Guerrero, Instituto de las Mujeres y el Liderazgo en Sinaloa, Mexico; Martha Carmina Lopez Araiza Gonzalez, Asociación Mexicana de Biomnémica, Mexico; Ruth Gerado Martinez, Asociación Mexicana de Biomnémica, Mexico; Ana Amillategui, Mexico

La reincidencia en las conductas violentas es un problema cotidiano que afecta la vida personal y profesional de las mujeres. Esta ponencia es una reflexión profunda sobre la terapía biomnémica y sus repercuciones en el entorno íntimo de las mujeres que deciden iniciar un proceso de autoconocimiento.

167 Intersectional Analysis: Methodology, Practice, and Learning Tool
17:00-18:30 1140 Desmarais

Towards a Methodology For Intersectionality: An Axiom-Based Approach. Heather Hillsburg, University of Ottawa, Canada

This session examines current methodologies to conducting intersectional analysis and proposes a methodology grounded in what the methodology does not do. The presenter will outline four research axioms.

Putting Intersectionality into Practice: Theoretical Positions and Empirical Problems. Dr. Hazel Conley, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom; Dr. Sue Durbin, University of the West of England, United Kingdom

The focus of this paper/presentation is intersectonality as a concept and as a practice. Presenters will examine the empirical evidence, theoretical positions, and recent legal developments in the United Kingdom that have attempted to capture issues of multiple discrimination and what the main problems/barriers are in operationalizing the concept of intersectionality.

Points of Intersection: Learning Through Feminist Non-Credit Learning Processes. Christine McKenzie, OISE, University of Toronto, Canada

This presentation/paper examines learning practices used to help women learners gain consciousness on issues of power and oppression in ways that connect with the concepts of intersecting and interlocking oppressions.

168 Lesbians: What Kind of World Are We Building Today? / Lesbiennes, quel monde construisons-nous aujourd’hui?  / Lesbianas, ¿cuál es el mundo que construimos hoy?
17:00-18:30 4101 Desmarais

Gloria Escomel; Dominique Bourque, Université d’Ottawa, Canada; Susan Hawthorne, Coalition for a Feminist Agenda, James Cook University, Coalition of Activist Lesbians, Australia; Virginie Jourdain

Fournir un lieu de visibilité, d’échanges et de réflexions sécuritaire aux lesbiennes présentes en leur proposant de discuter de leurs visions, valeurs et réalisations actuelles. Trois présentatrices engagées de manière différente et appartenant aux trois cultures linguistiques du congrès (hispanophone, francophone et anglophone), ainsi qu’à différentes autres cultures ouvriront la discussion en présentant leurs propres démarches (ou celle du groupe au sein duquel elles militent).

To provide a safe place for the visibility, exchange, reflections of lesbians where they can discuss their visions, values, and current achievements. Three presenters engaged in different ways and belonging to the three linguistic cultures of the congress (hispanic, francophone, anglophone) and different backgrounds will open the discussion by presenting their own work (or that of their organizations).

Proporcionar un lugar de visibilidad, intercambio de ideas y de reflexiones seguro para lesbianas done pueden discutir sus visiones, valores y logros actuales. Tres presentadoras dedicadas a diferentes y pertenecientes de las tres culturas lingüísticas del Congreso (Hispanico, Francófono y Anglohablante), y diferentes culturas, abrirían el debate con la presentación de sus propias acciones (o los del grupo en el que abogan).

This session will be interpreted in French, English, and Spanish. / Cette session sera interprétée en français, anglais et espagnol. / Esta sesión se interpretará en Francés, Inglés y Español.

169 Media and ICTs: Women’s Access, Leadership, and Networking
17:00-18:30 4130 Desmarais

The Right to Communicate: Women's Participation in Mexican Media. Aimée Vega Montiel, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

This paper offers an overview of the relationship of women with Mexican media industries - as owners, media workers, and media producers - from a feminist theoretical perspective. Research on media ownership and its implications in the production routines and content shows a deprivation and a discriminatory relationship of women by the media industry.

Informed Opinions: Bridging the Gender Gap in Public Discourse. Shari Graydon, Media Action, Canada

This engaging, interactive, and practical session moves from research to applied strategies for increasing women’s contribution to information media and public discourse. Participants will discuss how to raise the profile of issues dear to women, exert more influence on public policy priorities, and reinforce the centrality of our concerns and perspectives.

170 LGBTTQ Experiences from Taiwan and Japan
17:00-18:30 6160 Desmarais

Development of Gender Consciousness in Campus Life of Cool/Queer Boys. Keng-Yu Cho, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan Gender Equity Education Association, Taiwan

This session looks at how reflective practice on the dismantling patriarchy contributes in particular to the unique terms of the on-campus experiences of cool/queer boys.

The Friendship and Intimate Relationships of Taiwan’s Lesbians. Peng Hsin Yun, TGEEA (Taiwan Gender Equality Education Association), Taiwan; Ying Fan Chiang, Taiwan Gender Equality Education Association, Taiwan

This presentation of a 6-minute film about five lesbians in Taiwan introduces their friends-making process and expectation of intimacy relationship in life. Through ethnography research and participant observation, presenters will encourage cultural exchange to understand the Taiwan lesbian's unique situation of intimacy relationships.

171 Rural Women and Globalization: the Example of the Republic of Croatia
17:00-18:30 7170 Desmarais

Ana Vincent Sepic, Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship, Croatia; Karmen Sinkovic, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, Croatia

This roundtable will look at how the strong powers of globalization change a rural area, and thus, the role of women living there. In an example in the Republic of Crotia where patriarchal attitudes are changing, a woman wants to become independent financially and begins with entrepreneurial activities.

173 Women and the Earth: Climate Change and Resource Extraction
17:00-18:30 3120 Desmarais

Gender, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice in India. Sonalini Kaur Sapra, Saint Mary's College, USA

This presentation/paper argues that setting up climate change and the adaptation/mitigation policies needed to combat it as primarily a scientific and economic problem (as does the National Action Plan for Climate Change (NAPCC) released in India in June 2008) presents a significant barrier to addressing social and gender justice concerns.

Mainstreaming Gender Justice in Ecological Security.

This session argues that climate justice and gender justice need to be inseparable in our efforts to achieve the full expression of women's rights. Presenters will suggest that integrating women's participation at all levels of development and requiring the inclusion of policy agendas across the spectrum of global issues will produce new solutions to complex issues.

Women in a Mine's World. Tracy Glynn, Canada

This paper is an examination of the situation of Indigenous women impacted by mining and an analysis of how mining affects gender inequalities. As a Gordon Fellow, the presenter is documenting stories of Indigenous women in Indonesia, Guatemala, and Labrador and making policy recommendations based on gender assessments.

174 Where is the Love? RE/thinking Feminist Workplaces
17:00-18:30 224B Morisette

Annie Banks, Social Action Network of 4 (SANo4), Canada; Soumya Natarajan, Social Action Group of 4 (SANo4), Canada; Manjeet Birk, Social Action Network of 4 (SANo4), Canada

Using a fishbowl-style forum, SANo4 will uncover the oppressive systems of violence within feminist and non-profit workplaces. This session aims to stimulate conversation around shattering this "ceiling" so we can move forward in our social justice work.

175 Sex Trafficking of Women and Children: Scourge of the Century
17:00-18:30 250 Morisette

Dr. Josephine Nkiru-edna Alumanah, Action in Distress (AID) Foundation, Nigeria; Veronica I. Okeke, Action in Distress (AID) Foundation, Nigeria; Unoma Christiana Onuorah, Action in Distress (AID) Foundation, Nigeria

This panel aims to highlight the sociological implications of sex trafficking for appropriate recommendations and intervention to improve women’s health, well-being, and human rights. Challenges of prostitution are being faced world-wide, thus why it happens - including the pathways - and why it prevails.

176 Engaging Women Students Through New Media and Community Service Learning
17:00-18:30 251 Morisette

Marlo Edwards, Okanagan College, Canada; Ilya Parkins, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada; Wendy Peters, Nipissing University, Canada

This session shares the case studies of three post-secondary professors working with women students in Canadian cities regarding innovative class projects involving community service learning and/or new media technologies. Focusing on the ethical challenges posed by these engagements, discussion will engage participants on feminist teaching strategies using non-traditional pedagogical resources.

177 Fostering Leadership: Creating Safe Spaces for Girls and Young Women to Engage in Collective Action
17:00-18:30 252 Morisette

Yasmin Hussain, Sexual Assault Centre London, Canada; Randa Bringi, Sexual Assault Centre London, Canada; Shauna Kechego-Nichols, Sexual Assault Centre London, Canada; Julia Ferguson, Sexual Assault Centre London, Canada; Shahad Elfaki, Sexual Assault Centre London, SACL, Canada

Exploring themes related to Breaking Ground, the session aims to foster young women's leadership and transformational change by examining the need to do things differently by looking at how the Girls Helping Girls project provided opportunities for young women from diverse social locations to express and explore their leadership and community activism/engagement using participatory and creative strategies.

178 Gendered Survival Strategies: From Micro-Credit to Rural Tourism to the Body
17:00-18:30 215 Lamoureux

Microcredit Reconsidered: Neoliberalism, Women, and Microcredit as a Poverty Elimination Strategy. Fatma Cansu Varol, Ankara University, Turkey

This presentation will examine microcredit from a critical feminist perspective and try to depict the limits of the microcredit strategy by relating it to the broader neoliberal context. Discussion will look at how microcredit has lately been embraced as a strategy to eliminate women's poverty or poverty in general through the means and labor of women.

An Island without Kidneys: Breaking the Myths of 'Survival'. Kaira Zoe K. Alburo, University of the Philippines-Cebu College, Philippines

Economic restructuring has resulted in a cumulative disadvantage for the poor, especially women. It, along with development , must be re-thought in favour of gender equity. Using a case study in an urban poor community in the Philippines renowned for its underground kidney market, I argue that the human body is a literal resource for survival.

What's Next for Women's Rights. Masum Momaya, Association for Women's Rights in Development, USA

This session will examine how economic systems have long oppressed women and are continuing to do so through the systemic crisis - and how to transform economic power to advance women's rights and justice. The discussion will include both information about how women's rights advocates are participating in aid effectiveness processes and how they are responding to the crisis in different parts of the world, including through fostering alternatives to mainstream, neoliberal development models.

Making the Modern Body: Women’s Participation in Physical Activities in Taiwan. Hsiao-Ting Huang, McGill University, Canada

This session look at research which reviewed the contemporary development of women’s physical activities in Taiwan, aiming to reveal the tension and struggles of women’s bodily experiences caught between continuity and change, tradition and modernity, and the local and the global in a culture facing the economic and political realities of the modern world.

179 Empowerment Across Africa: Challenging Discrimination, Trafficking, and Exclusion
17:00-18:30 220 Lamoureux

The Castrated He-goat: Female Initiation and Patriarchy in Ghana. Priscilla Akua Boakye, University of Tromsø, Norway

Based on a masters' thesis on female initiation observed by a tribe in Ghana - the Krobos - this presentation involves a brief description of the initiation ceremony, a discussion of its history/origination, aspects of symbolism, and how it is used as a means of female empowerment in a male-dominated society.

Ndanka Ndanka: Assessing MDG #3 To Promote Gender Equality in the Gambia. Helen G Daugherty, St Mary's College of Maryland, USA

This paper/presentation will assess the progress made in the Gambia on education, employment, and political representation since the United Nations adopted the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000 to reduce extreme poverty by 2015, goal three being to promote gender equality and empower women.

Speak No Evil: The Unspoken Story of the Trafficking of Ghanaian Women. Ramona Vijeyarasa, University of New South Wales, Australia

Based on fieldwork carried out in Ghana from July to October 2010, this paper discusses 17 interviews with key informants. The data confirms that trafficking of Ghanaian women occurs, yet remains an unspoken issue, de-prioritized on the political, legal and policy agenda in Ghana.

Including and Empowering Girls with Disabilities. Yvonne Zimba, Zambia Federation of Disability Organizations (ZAFOD), Zambia

The presentation will look at disability organizations and government programmes in Africa aimed at empowering disabled persons and the gross mistake being made by not reaching out to include girls with disabilities. The presentation will also suggest ways in which organizations and interventions programmes can include and focus on girls with disabilities.

Day Three (6 July) - Breaking Barriers / Troisième journée (6 juillet) - Abattre les barrières / Tercer día (6 de julio) - ¡Rompamos barreras!
180 Un "Ayni"para un mundo nuevo
13:00-14:30 12140 Desmarais

Angela Caceres Laime, Frente Revolucionario De Mujeres “Kantuta”, Bolivia; Nelly Chambi Ramos, Frente Revolucionario De Mujeres “Kantuta”, Bolivia; Marivel Vilacama Marca, Frente Revolucionario De Mujeres “Kantuta”, Bolivia; Sandra Pereira Caceres, Frente Revolucionario De Mujeres “Kantuta”, Bolivia; Elva Elysabed Cruz Aguirre, Frente Revolucionario De Mujeres “Kantuta”, Bolivia; Susana Ramos Flores, Frente Revolucionario De Mujeres “Kantuta”, Bolivia

El “Ayni” es un sistema de trabajo de reciprocidad familiar entre los miembros del "Ayllu",suyos objetivos principales son la agricultura y la construcción de viviendas. Las invitamos a l@s participantes de MDM 2011 a construir un “Ayni” como metáfora de un mundo nuevo.

181 Medicine Bundles: Applying Indigenous Wisdom to Women’s Health
13:00-14:30 12130 Desmarais

Allison Fisher, Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, Canada; Carlie Chase, Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, Canada; Janice Longboat, Canada; Dr. Sandra de La Ronde, Society of Obstetricians Gynaecologists Canada, Canada

In this session, participants will create Aboriginal medicine bundles and explore how the wisdom in this Aboriginal teaching links to the innovative vision for Aboriginal maternal health and wellness pursued by Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC).

182 The Crisis of Women with Disabilities and Access to Health Care
13:00-14:30 12120 Desmarais

Emily Ternette, DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Manitoba, Canada; Diane Driedger, DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Manitoba, Canada

In this session, personal encounters with barriers to health care in Manitoba will be shared by women with disabilities. From inaccessible doctors' offices and examination tables to medical practitioners' lack of knowledge about disability to doctors who do not want to take patients with complex health issues or disabilities.

335 Feminism: The Other "F" Word?
13:00-14:30 12113 Desmarais

Dianne Rogers, Amethyst Women's Addiction Centre, Canada; Gundel Lake, Amethyst Women's Addiction Centre, Canada; Jane Wood, Amethyst Women's Addiction Centre, Canada

A ninety minute interactive workshop to encourage dialogue surrounding feminist issues. The value of this activity lies in the process of considering what feminism means to women personally, as professionals and generally in contemporary society. The workshop also provides a forum to express and document feminist views, both negative and positive in an effort to break new ground.

184 Examining Korea: (Im)Migration, Labour, Sex Trade, Marriage
13:00-14:30 12111 Desmarais

Multicultural Families in Contemporary Korea. Anna Kim, Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea

Based on the concept of social exclusion, this presentation/paper aims to empirically analyze the current conditions and the status of migrant women in Korea.

Gender and Emerging Discourse of Multiculturalism in South Korea. Keumjae Park, William Paterson University, USA

This paper critically reviews the newly emerging discourses of multiculturalism in South Korea. The influx of Asian labor and marriage migrants has spawned dynamic discussions Korea's demographic changes. The session will look at mainstream discourses in multiculturalism using gender as the analytical focus.

Anti-Trafficking Legal Regimes: Korean Women's Migration to the Sex Industry in Canada. Jeewon Min, University of British Columbia, Canada

This paper explores interactions between two different legal jurisdictions in South Korea and Canada in the matters of prostitution and sex trafficking. What legal mechanisms in both South Korea and Canada play a role to stop trafficking in both domestic and international levels, and how is transnational legal space created through the anti-trafficking polices?

Intersectional Positioning of Immigrant Women Married to Korean Men. Myung-hye Kim, Chonnam National University, South Korea; Lee Seung-hee, Chonnam National University, South Korea

This paper analyzes the life histories of Thai women who migrated to South Korea for marriage over a full course of marriage migration process and examines how various power mechanisms intervene and create space for intersectional repositioning of these women in the Korean society.

185 Feminist Organizing in the Academy: A Retrospective and Prospective Roundtable
13:00-14:30 12110 Desmarais

Roxana Ng, OISE, University of Toronto, Canada; Angela Lytle, Centre for Women’s Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Canada; Jamie Ryckman, Centre for Women’s Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Canada; Yidan Zhu, Centre for Women’s Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Canada

This roundtable brings together activists from the academy and the community in the global North and South to review the spaces for feminist scholarship and praxis in the academy, examine the narrowing of these spaces under neoliberal restructuring, explore strategies for maintaining these spaces, and develop strategic alliances.

186 Chercheurs invites et perspectives féministes sur la mondialisation  / Visiting Scholars in Feminist Perspectives on Globalization
13:00-14:30 12102 Desmarais

Saraswati Raju, Center for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India; Viviane Ondoua Biwole, Institut Supérieur de Management Public, Cameroon; Savita Singal, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, India; Marie Suzanne Badji, Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) de Dakar, Senegal; Grace Kwhaya Puja, Ruaha University College, a Constituent College of St Augustine University of Tanzania, Tanzania; Assistan Diallo, Mali

Co-hôté par l'Université d'Ottawa et l'Université Carleton, ce panneau de l'ancien “chercheurs invités en perspectives féministes sur la mondialisation" partagera son expérience de venir faire de la recherche et d'interagir avec des collègues au Canada, et les avantages et les défis de partager.

Hosted by the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, this panel of former “Visiting Scholars in Feminists Perspectives on Globalization” will share its experience of coming to do research and interacting with colleagues in Canada and the benefits and challenges of sharing their knowledge/experience acquired once they returning home.

Cette session sera interprétée en français et anglais. / This session will be interpreted in French and English.

187 25 años de herramientas e ideas para romper ciclos, techos y barreras
13:00-14:30 11161 Desmarais

Julia Maria Useros Esteban, Asociación para la Promoción y Formación Integral de la Mujer, Spain; Patricia Hernanz Useros, Asociación para la Promoción y Formación Integral de la Mujer, Spain; Maria Dolores Bas Martinez de Pison, Asociación para la Promoción y Formación Integral de la Mujer, Spain; Maria del Rosario Tapias Arcones, Asociación para la Promoción y Formación Integral de la Mujer, Spain; Hortensia Muñoyerro Becerril, Asociación para la Promoción y Formacion Intergal de la Mujer, Spain; Mª Inés-Victoria Esteban Cabezas, Asociación para la Promoción y Formación Integral de la Mujer, Spain

Esta ponencia presenta 25 años de trabajo de una Asociación cuyos objetivos han sido la igualdad, la libertad y la seguridad de las mujeres. Las necesidades, la violencia de género, la dependencia, la falta de reconocimiento persisten. Nuestras actividades mantienen abiertas las expectativas de futuro.

188 Exclusion of Women in Political Leadership in Kenya
13:00-14:30 11143 Desmarais

Rose Omondi Kisia, Moi University, Kenya

This paper documents the challenges and suggests means of improving women's participation in political leadership in Kenya. Looking at the case of 2007 General Elections and women's poor political showing in Kenya since independence in 1963, reasons range from cultural practices to intimidation by male competitors to lack of finances to help organize campaigns.

189 Wake Up Canada! The Poor Redefining Ourselves
13:00-14:30 10143 Desmarais

Patricia Cummings-Diaz, FORWARD, Canada; Ashley Quinn, No More Silence, Canada

Inspired by the quote "Democracy is the absence of hereditary or arbitrary class distinctions and privileges" (Merriam Webster Dictionary, 1974), using the vote and majority rule as tools, this dynamic workshop will explore three groundbreaking grassroots strategies to approaching the impacts of poverty on our lives and the lives of others.

190 Welcome to the Swamp: Solution-Seeking Research is Always Messy
13:00-14:30 10161 Desmarais

Patricia Rebolledo, Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood, Canada; Tiffany Bulmer, Centre for Northern Families, Canada; Alexandra Luke, Temiskaming Native Women's Support Group, Canada; Charon Asetoyer, Indigenous Women's Network, Canada

This workshop explores the work of a coalition of women's organizations in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut that wanted to understand the scope and dynamics of women's homelessness in their own Territory and across Canada's North. Problems as entrenched as women's homelesseness in the North are difficult to research.

191 Aging Out of Orphanages in a Marginalized Community: Practical Lessons from Maama Watali Fou
13:00-14:30 9143 Desmarais

Susan Namulindwa, Maama Watali Foundation, Canada; Harriet Nannyonga, Maama Watali Foundation, Canada; Beatrice Namirimu, Maama Watali Foundation, Canada

This presentation will discuss how local grassroots efforts in Luweero intervene and limit/eliminate exploitation of young adults once their age eligibility for orphanages is exhausted. Luweero was an epicentre of a brutal civil war and high levels of HIV/AIDS infection rates, resulting in huge numbers of orphans and vulnerable young adults.

192 Feminist geography and the dynamics of inclusion, exclusion, and place
13:00-14:30 9161 Desmarais

Margaret Mizzi, Carleton University, Canada; Jocelyn Plane, Carleton University, Canada; Leonore Evans, Carleton University, Canada; Asli Duru, Carleton University, Canada

The goal of this session is to highlight the work of four young geography scholars, all of whom incorporate feminist perspectives and methodologies into their work. Each has investigated how socio-spatial relations in specific places are likely to produce effects resulting in inclusions and exclusions for certain individuals and/or groups.

193 Job Satisfaction of Academics: Does Gender Matter?
13:00-14:30 8143 Desmarais

Maria de Lourdes Machado-Taylor, CIPES - Center For Research in Higher Education Policies, Portugal; Kate White, Women in Higher Education Management Network, Australia; Odília Gouveia, CIPES - Center for Research in Higher Education Policies, Portugal

This presentation reports on a study of satisfaction and motivation of academic careers in Portugal carried out at the Center for Research on Higher Education Policies. It explores the inequalities between senior female and male academics and how gender has an impact on the development of academic careers at professorial level.

194 Motherhood: Activism, Agency, Advocacy
13:00-16:30 8161 Desmarais

Sharon Abbey, Brock University, Canada; Manavi Handa, Ryerson University, Canada; Dr. Malika Gasshoff-Makilam, Native Berber woman, Germany; Dr. Mariam Irene Tazi-Preve, University of Vienna, Austria; Dr. Andrea O'Reilly, School of Women's Studies, Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement, Canada; Erella Shadmi, Haifa Feminist Center, Israel

These two panels will explore the topic of maternal empowerment from a specifically 21st century perspective, considering the various cultural and political ways mothers may be empowered: education, art, family, and political activism.

196 Re-Defining Political Spaces: A Global Conversation on Women’s Rights, Political Participation, and Representation  / Re-définir les espaces politiques: Une conversation globale sur les droits, la participation politique et la représentation des femmes"  / Redefinir los espacios políticos: un diálogo global sobre los derechos, la representación y la participación política de las mujeres
Presented by / Présenté par / Presentación de : International Development Research Centre (Canada)
13:00-14:30 4101 Desmarais

Gabrielle Hosein, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago; Omeyma Shiekh-Eldin Gibril, Ahfad University for Women, Sudan; Nighat Said Khan, Institute of Women’s Studies, Lahore; Marie-Hélène Fall, Afriques Créatives, Sudan; Eileen Alma (Moderator), IDRC, Canada

Cette session prendra la forme d'une conversation avec quatre chercheuses dynamiques venues du Sénégal, du Pakistan, du Soudan et de Trinidad qui vont partager leurs récits et les moyens mis en œuvre pour re-définir les espaces politiques dans leurs pays respectifs. Elles représentent une initiative lancée récemment par le Centre de recherches pour le développement international en appui aux recherches de pointe qui examinent si et de quelles manières les systèmes et processus de gouvernance démocratique réagissent aux droits, aux besoins et aux intérêts des femmes, ainsi que les impacts des structures de gouvernance sur l'égalité entre les femmes et les hommes. Quatorze projets de recherches menés dans dix-sept pays sont présentement en marche pour étudier la participation et la représentation des femmes dans les sphères politique et publique.

This session features a conversation with four dynamic women researchers in Senegal, Pakistan, Sudan, and Trinidad who will share their stories and the means for re-defining the political spaces in their countries. They represent an initiative recently launched by The International Development Research Centre to support groundbreaking research on whether and how democratic governance systems and processes respond to women’s rights, needs, and interests, and how governance structures affect equality between women and men. Fourteen research projects spanning seventeen countries are now underway investigating women’s participation and representation in political and public spheres.

Esta sesión presenta una diálogo con cuatro dinámicas investigadoras procedentes de Senegal, Pakistán, Sudán y Trinidad, quienes compartirán sus historias y métodos para redefinir los espacios políticos en sus países. Estas investigadoras representan una iniciativa propuesta recientemente por el Centro de Internacional de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo para apoyar investigaciones innovadoras sobre las maneras en que los sistemas de gobernanza democrática responden a las necesidades, derechos e intereses de las mujeres, así como también sobre las maneras en que las estructuras de gobernanza influyen en la igualdad entre hombres y mujeres. Actualmente hay catorce proyectos de investigación, que se extienden en 17 países, cuyo objetivo es analizar la participación y la representación de las mujeres en los ámbitos público y político.

This session will be interpreted in French, English, and Spanish. / Cette session sera interprétée en français, anglais et espagnol. / Esta sesión se interpretará en Francés, Inglés y Español.

197 Pink and the Thin Blue Line: Policing and Gender Issues in Conflict Regions
13:00-14:30 4130 Desmarais

Laura-Jane Benoit, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada; Christine Briand, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada; Edward Jobson, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada; Janice Laws, Montreal Police Service, Canada

This session will focus on policing and gender issues in conflict areas. Using a multiple formats, discussion will draw on the knowledge and experience of presenters and participants to initiate discourse on ideas for policing gender violence in foreign jurisdictions and on building a rule-based system that is culturally-aware.

198 Création d’un centre familial intergénérationnel géré par des femmes
13:00-14:30 4165 Desmarais

Srhir Zahra, Association de solidarité Canada Maroc , Canada; Khadija Lamrani, Association de solidarité Canada-Maroc, Canada

Cette session débute par un documentaire, commenté par chacune des panelistes. La modératrice posera ensuite des questions relatives à la situation des familles immigrantes, le taux de divorce, le décrochage scolaire, leurs liens par rapport au sujet et la situation actuelle des personnes âgées de la communauté.

199 The Role of Youth in the Healing and Reconciliation Process
13:00-14:30 6160 Desmarais

Josephine A. Sakwa, Moi University, Kenya; Prisca J. Rotich, Moi University, Kenya

This session explores how youth issues, including gender equity, should be mainstreamed in all sectors of national development - both on micro and macro levels within the public and private sectors and civil society - with special emphasis on affirmative action for youth as a strategy for their participation and empowerment.

200 Working With and On Behalf of Women Prisoners: Human Rights in Action
13:00-16:30 7170 Desmarais

Kim Pate, Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, Canada; Debbie Kilroy, Sisters Inside, Australia; Bev Jacobs, Canada; Candice Pilgrim, CAEFS, Canada; CK, CAEFS, Canada; Bryonie Baxter, Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa, Canada; Sylvie Bouchard, Strength in Sisterhood, Canada; woman in prison

Over two panel presentations, panellists will review the various stages and intersections of Canadian and international initiatives to develop advocacy teams comprised of prisoner peer advocates, allies on the outside, and a network of support communities to work with and on behalf of women in and from prison.

201 Voices of Women’s Lived Experience: Leading Collaborative Systemic Change
13:00-14:30 3102 Desmarais

Saundra-Lynn Coulter, Women’s Mental Health and Addictions Action Research Coalition, London Abused Women’s Centre, Canada; Colleen Purdon, Grey Bruce Violence Prevention Coordinating Committee, Canada; Joanne Pelletier, School of Education, Laurentian University, Canada; Ruby Frank, HER (Hope ~ Equality ~ Respect) Grey Bruce, Canada; Natalie Lamb, HER (Hope ~ Equality ~ Respect) Grey Bruce, Canada; Susan Macphail, Women’s Mental Health and Addictions Action Research Coalition, WOTCH, Community Mental Health Services, Canada

This participatory workshop will engage women with lived experience, grassroots activists, and service providers on strategies to support the leadership of women with lived experience of abuse/trauma, marginalization, poverty, homelessness, mental health issues, and/or addictions within the social service/health sectors to promote woman-centered, participatory and trauma-informed services.

349 The Socio Economic and States of Women with Disabilities
13:00-14:30 3120 Desmarais

Berhane Daba, Ethiopian Women with Disability, Ethiopia; Azeb Astatik, Ethiopia Women with Disability National Associaiton, Ethiopia; Debabe Bacha, Ethiopian Women with Disability National Association, Ethiopia; Wosenyelsh Admasu, Ethiopian Women with Disability National Associaiton , Ethiopia

Women with disabilities all over the world face double discrimination, both in terms of gender and also of their particular disability. The problem is even more serious and complicated in developing countries where women with disabilities face triple discrimination in relation to gender, disability and poverty. Poor women with disabilities are among the most disadvantaged in our societies, and have very few opportunities in life to look forward to. Since they have very limited access to livelihood resources early on in life, they will be unable to break the vicious circle of dependency, isolation, discrimination, and poverty.

203 Sobrevivencia, Seguridad y Exitos de las Mujeres en America Latina a traves de la Solidaridad
13:00-14:30 221 Morisette

Dr. Christine Gervais, University of Ottawa, Canada; Rosa Maria Trochez, Hermanas de Notre Dame y Remupro, Honduras; Martha Lorena Hernandez Urbina, Fundacion Escuela para Todos, Nicaragua; Betsy Estevez-Darling, Canada

This dialogue-based presentation will enable presenters and participates to reflect together on the significance of solidarity as an essential means through which women’s survival, security, and success are achievable in the face of political, educational, social, and economic barriers.

204 Empowering Girls and Women through Gender Reform in Education and Literacy
13:00-14:30 250 Morisette

Women, Illiteracy, and Public Participation: Barriers to Transforming Governance in Arab states. Melodee M. Baines, Old Dominion University, USA

Historically, where developing states achieved extensive advances in literacy, an increase in political participation also occurred. In Morocco, there is expansion in women's political representation without literacy advances. If literacy is not necessary to empower women as assumed, how does the traditional focus miss the mark in terms illiterate women's political agency?

Beyond the State: Legitimatizing Gender Equity in Education in Taiwan. Shu-Ching Lee, Graduate Institute of Sociology of Education, Nanhua University, Taiwan

This is a presentation about an article which examines the formation of the Gender Equity Education Law in Taiwan, detailing the struggles, contentions, and negotiations that underlay the eventual approval of gender reform in education.

Towards Empowerment of the Nigerian Girl-Child: A Socio-Cultural Diagnosis. Adebola Helen EbunOluwa, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria; Madu Katherine Omeriyang, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria

This presentation/paper examines the socio-cultural factors affecting the education of girls and women in Nigeria. It explores the most prominent factors such as early marriage, widowhood practices, Female Genital Mutilation, and other harmful traditional practices with multiple effects and implications.

Accessing Justice: Gender Based Violence in Sri Lanka. Premawathi Geegana Gamage, Sri Lanka

This session will share experiences and lessons learned by breaking the barriers of colonial bureaucratic structures in Sri Lanka, where women representing marginalized socio-economic and ethnic communities find it extremely difficult to access services that are guaranteed by the Sri Lankan constitution and which are ratified by international conventions and treaties.

Trokosi: Challenging Girls' Exclusion from Education Using International Laws. Dr. Betty Baba, University of Ottawa, Canada

This paper explores the customary practices of trokosi, portraying how women remain powerless in spite of the guarantees of their human rights through domestic and international laws. Grassroots research from a feminist perspective examines violence, inequality against women, and solutions to end it.

205 Globalization Around the World: Women’s Movements and Feminism
13:00-14:30 251 Morisette

Globalization, Intersectionality, and Women’s Activism: Analysis of the Women’s Movement in Mauritius. Ramola Ramtohul, University of Mauritius, Mauritius

This paper/presentation examines the impacts of globalization on the women's movement in the Mauritian plural and divided society. It seeks to theorise the issues of globalization, intersectionality, and women's political activism in plural societies, analysing the conditions under which women come together as women in the global age, leading to the empowerment of women.

The Women's Movement in Turkey in the Context of Turkey-EU Relations. Sule Toktas, Kadir Has University, Turkey

This presentation examines the junctures and disjunctures between the European Union membership project and the women's feminist project in Turkey.

Crossing the Divide: Feminism in the 21st Century. Rhoda Asikia Ige, University of Lagos, Nigeria

This session discusses how feminism stands for the idea that women and men should have economic, political and social rights and is characterized by a focus on gender as a central organizing principle of social life. It will emphasize the concept of power and the ways it affects social relations.

Gender, State Reforms, and Transitions: The Case of Muslim Women . Medea Badashvili, Georgia

Gender has been central to neoliberal transitions in the Middle East and beyond. This stems from the importance of the discourse of women’s rights to the ‘democratization/liberalization process, and to questions of access to economic resources and political power. How do women organize their negoiations, resistance and responses to these changes?

206 Re-Imagining Place: Trans-Local Solidarity and Belonging
13:00-14:30 256 Morisette

Brenda Green, Saskatoon Public School Board, Canada; Cindy Hanson, University of Regina, Canada; Patience Elabor-Idemudia, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Marie Lovrod, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Feminists are working to re-politicize place as a ground for building solidarity and sustainability projects. Because globalization manipulates over- and under-development - not only of place, resources and opportunities, but of knowledge flows - this panel will addresses how alternative and resistant community-centered knowledge can challenge barriers to mutual security, sustainability, and belonging.

333 Empowering photography - A dialogic gaze as a therapeutic and pedagogic means of identity work
13:00-14:30 Agora University Centre

Miina Savolainen, art and social educator, Finland

Empowering photography got its start from the project Loveliest Girl In The World, and has been in use in Finland in therapy, education, and workplace development since the year 2000. An award winning social innovation developed by Miina Savolainen elevates the exchange of a gaze into a powerful communication tool in human interaction as well as care giving and education. The basic tenet of the method is to redirect the action and power of the photographer into a process of dialogue with the subject and to make the photograph a tool for self discovery and exploration of identity for the subject. Even people who are close to you see completely different things in the same photo. This creates a dialogue: what is true and important for me, for you, and for both of us together? Miina Savolainen is a community art oriented photographer from Helsinki whose works deal with social engagement and empowerment. She has covered the topic of fatherhood, among others, and is cur-rently working on a community art project involving intersexed and transgendered individuals.

208 Inclusions, Exclusions, Seclusions: Your Stories from Women’s Worlds 2011
13:00-14:30 Alumni Auditorium University Centre

Lucy Lu, Minwaashin Lodge - Aboriginal Women's Support Centre, Canada; Alan Wong, Concordia University, Canada; Nisha Sajnani, Post Traumatic Stress Center, USA

Participants will be invited by the Montreal Third Space Playback Theatre Company to share stories of their work on breaking the barriers of social injustice, then watch them played back through improvised theatre. This process of community dialogue builds connections among and within communities.

209 Flesh Mapping, Les draps parlent, resistance des mujeres: prostitution in a globalized world prostitution dans un monde globalisé prostitución en un mundo globalizado
13:00-14:30 Terminus University Centre

Lee Lakeman, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter, Canada; Diane Matte, Concertation des luttes contre l’exploitation sexuelle, Canada; Jeannette Corbiere Lavell, Native Women's Association of Canada, Canada; Michelle Audette, Quebec Native Women’s Association, Canada; Young Sook Cho, South Korea; Indrani Sinha, India; Suzuyo Takazato, Japan; Clorinde Zephyr, Haiti; Malka Marcovich, France; Fouzia Assali, Morocco; Sigma Huda, Bangladesh; Mediatrice Barengaybo, South Africa; Jean Enriquez, Philippines; Cleone Santos, Brazil; Teresa Ulloa Ziáurriz, Mexico; Cherry Smiley, Aboriginal Women's Action Network, Canada

Each day, at least 16 women will come to the table, amidst the talking “sheets”, in a facilitated feminist response to prostitution as we build a global women’s movement. Simultaneous translation in English, French Spanish for daily live discussion.

211 ICTs and Web 2.0: Tools for Women’s Empowerment
13:00-14:30 121 Lamoureux

Education with ICTs: Bridging the Gender-Based Digital Divide in Africa. Leikny Øgrim, Oslo University College, Norway; Ellen Carm, Oslo University College, Norway

This session looks at how various ICTs can be used to break the barriers of gendered digital divide using literature studies and the author's research experiences. Education is proven to be powerful in fighting poverty, and education for women is crucial for a sustainable development.

Convolution of the ICT World: Professional Women in Kenya Speak. Salome Omamo, Own & Associates Centre for Research and Development, Kenya

This session examines constraints which still hinder women's appropriation, access, and use of ICT for their empowerment. The ICT sector continues to be male-dominated due to policy, institutional arrangements, and processes within ICT operations. High expectations from both men and women, in a patriarchal society, weigh heavily on women in ICT.

Women and Web 2.0: Strengthening the Use of Social Media for Women’s Organizations. Gemma Richardson, University of Western Ontario, Canada

This presentation will provide an overview and analysis of the use of social media technology by selected women’s reproductive and sexual health organizations, along with practical suggestions on how all women’s organizations can tap into the full potential of Web 2.0 technology.

212 Identity and Belonging: Post (Im)Migration Experiences of Women
13:00-14:30 215 Lamoureux

Gender and Geography - Women Writing the High North . Gerd Karin Bjørhovde, University of Tromsø, Norway

Looking at border-crossing texts from the North, including poems, narratives, and essays, this paper examines what such texts might express about the world we live in and how writers are grappling with present-day challenges of identity, of class, ethnicity, and nationality.

Negotiating Belonging: Jamaican Migrants' Social Networks in Toronto's Inner Suburbs. Brie McAloney, University of Ottawa, Canada

This presentation/paper focuses on how Black Jamaican migrants in Toronto's inner suburbs negotiate gender and "racial" identities to construct social networks, and the ways in which the resources contained within these networks may be useful in meeting daily needs. In so doing, it highlights the relationships between social network involvement and experiences of belonging.

Breaking Settlement Barriers: Narratives of Refugee Women Teachers From Former Yugoslavia. Snežana Ratkovic, Brock University, Canada

This paper explores the experiences of three teachers from the former Yugoslavia - refugee women who immigrated to Ontario and Quebec during and after the Yugoslav wars. These women's narratives remained largely outside the "master narrative" of refugee and immigration research while breaking settlement barriers and refugee women stereotypes.

213 Leveraging Justice for Women’s Rights: Tools and Strategies
13:00-14:30 219 Lamoureux

Conquering the Scourge of Human Trafficking: A United States Perspective. Camille Macdonald-Polski, Women Graduates-USA, USA

This presentation will discuss the broadening and intensifying of human trafficking globally and domestically to include children, technology, and an even more devious supply and demand cycle. Recognition of this tragedy has resulted in Federal and State legislation with roots in the Palermo Protocol and the Trafficking Victims Act of 2000.

Socio-economic Empowerment of Rural Women Through Technology Intervention: Realizing MDGs Through ICTs. Nirupama Prakash, Jaypee University of Information Technology, India

This session looks at a grassroots community development project which used Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to empower rural women in a rural setting about their health rights per the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and advocated for the removal of gender biases amongst patriarchal setup in Rajasthan.

Women’s Access to Justice in Post-Taliban Afghanistan. Cheshmak Farhoumand-Sims, Saint Paul University, The North South Institute, Canada

Based on research conducted in Afghanistan in 2008, this presentation/paper will explore women's access to justice mechanisms in post-Taliban Afghanistan, highlighting the ongoing social, cultural, and economic challenges that pose barriers to women's full access to justice. This research was part of a project looking at the relationship between gender inequality and state fragility.

The Power of Law in Women’s Rights Movements: Critical Analysis of the "One Million Signatures" Campaign. Shiva Olyaei, The University of British Columbia, Canada

In this presentation of a critical analysis of women's rights campaigns and their proposed strategy/approach to "change discriminatory laws to achieve gender equality", the role of law in securing women's rights and wellbeing is questioned. The case study is the "One Million Signatures" campaign in Iran.

Living in a Safe Post-9/11 World: Strategies for Global Harmony. Rhoda Asikia Ige, University of Lagos, Nigeria

This paper seeks to propose strategies to combat terrorism in the 21st century. As terrorism is on the rise, the global community needs to come together to tackle the menace not by force of law but by a humanist approach to looking at terrorism and ways of combating it.

214 Bridging the Gap: The Role of Women in Emerging African Communities
13:00-14:30 220 Lamoureux

Alicja Muszynski, University of Waterloo, Canada; Sadia Gassim, World Wide Opportunities for Women, Canada; Jenny Flagler, University of Waterloo, Canada

This panel will engage participants on the unrecognized work of women activists in emerging African communities in Canada, in light of the large influx of African refugees over the last two decades. Presenters will discuss how women have played a central role in maintaining family structures and building new communities in a foreign land.

215 Models for Social Justice and Violence Intervention Training
13:00-14:30 342 Lamoureux

Staff Training for Social Justice: One Women’s Center’s Model. Peg Lonnquist, University of Minnesota, USA

In this interactive session, a presenter will share one training model (social justice, feminism, statistics, self-confidence, leadership, elevator speech practice) that has helped staff get a jumpstart in their job and succeed outside the workplace, then encourage participants to discuss challenges/opportunities of effective social justice training.

Intimate Partner Violence Training for Social Workers. Rina Arseneault, Centre Muriel McQueen Fergusson, Canada

This presentation will discuss a training program for social workers on intervening in situations of intimate partner violence as an essential social action approach.

Using media and community mobilization to reduce violence against women. Bindu Madhavi Mangalpalli, Breakthrough, India, India

Bindu Madhavi from Breakthrough, a not for profit with centers in India and the US will share the Breakthrough methodology to bring about social change with special focus on the media and commomunity mobilization campaign to violence against women specialy the doemstic violence - Bell bajao! (Ring the bell).

Imagyn-ing New Worlds: The Creation of the Imagyn Film Festival as a Site of Youth Resistance . Sasha Cocarlo, Imagyn Film Festival, Canada; Kate Klein, Imagyn Film Festival, Canada

The Imagyn Film Festival (IFF) was created to provide a creative and interactive outlet for youth across Canada to share their stories on how violence affects them on a daily basis. This presentation will look at the creation, execution, completion of IFF, occurring in March of both 2009 and 2010.

216 Women's Stories, Women's Lives: Constructing Civil Society With Women in Ukraine
15:00-16:30 12140 Desmarais

Maureen P. Flaherty, Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice, St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba, Canada

This presentation covers the process and outcomes of a participatory action research project conducted in 2010 in Ukraine for which women from two diverse areas of a divided Ukraine were invited to share their life stories and work in groups to create a vision for Ukraine.

217 Importance of the Seal for Inuit Women
15:00-16:30 12130 Desmarais

Leslie Qammanit; Jeannie Evalik, Canada; Annie Atighioyak, Cambridge Bay, Canada

In this session, participants will view first hand, touch, and feel the animal (seal). Three generations of Inuit women will share stories about their relationship with seals and how the loss of the sealing industry has had major impact on families, communities, and Elders.

218 Rural Indigenous Women's Monitoring of Reproductive Health Services in Peru
15:00-16:30 12120 Desmarais

Luz Estrada, CARE Peru, Peru; Ariel Frisancho, CARE Peru, Peru; Jeannie Samuel, University of Toronto, Canada

This panel explores multiple aspects of an Indigenous women's initiative being implemented in Puno, a region in the Peruvian Andes characterized by high levels of social exclusion, poverty, and gendered marginalization. Through the initiative, Indigenous women act as citizen monitors responsible for oversight of publicly-funded reproductive health services.

219 Repenser de nouvelles formes de solidarités
15:00-16:30 12113 Desmarais

Sisterhood? Repenser de nouvelles formes de solidarités. Damien Tissot, Université Paris VIII, USA

Après un bilan des utilisations faites par le passé du concept de sororité, cette présentation évaluera les critiques qui lui ont été adressées et proposera de repenser ce concept à l'aune des nouvelles configurations des solidarités féministes, pour en proposer de nouvelles formes.

Décentralisation et développement local : quand le féminisme ne va plus . Denyse Côté, ORÉGAND/ Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada

Cette communication aborde les difficultés d’arrimage des discours et des revendications féministes aux nouvelles instances gouvernementales décentralisées responsables du « dossier de l’égalité ». Celles-ci proposent trop souvent une concertation avec les groupes de femmes qui limitent en réalité le débat démocratique et la portée des revendications féministes.

La violence conjugale chez les lesbiennes: Une violence déconcertante . Karol O'Brien, Centre de solidarité lesbienne (CSL), Canada

Comme lesbiennes nous sommes concernées par les questions de violence envers les femmes. Mais quand cette violence est exercée par une autre femme que faire? Nous aborderons ces questions du point de vue des victimes et des agresseures. Nous échangerons sur le silence de notre communauté et comment pouvons-nous briser ce silence.

350 La inclusión de Colette en El Segundo Sexo : desafío de Simone de Beauvoir al canon oficial de la época
15:00-16:30 12111 Desmarais

Graciela Conte-Stirling, CERTOP Université de Toulouse le Mirail France, France

Este artículo describe cómo Simone de Beauvoir utiliza enormemente ejemplos tomados de las obras de Colette e igualmente pasajes de la biografía de esta última, para demostrar las dificultades con que la novelista y sus personajes femeninos tuvieron que luchar para hacerse un lugar en la sociedad de la época.

221 Denaturalizing Nationalisms, Heterosexisms, Masculunities: Is Transnationalism An Answer?
15:00-16:30 12110 Desmarais

Ayça Kurtoglu, Middle East Technical University, Turkey; Eda Acara, Queen's University, Canada; Armagan Teke, McMaster University, Canada

This panel will critically analyze three kinds of practices within the context of Turkey: (i) the scant communication and cooperation between the feminist and labour movements; (ii) women's conscientious objection; (iii) a women's strike against a multinational company.

222 Entre libération et aliénation des femmes : la procréation médicalement assistée  / Between Liberation and Alienation of Women: Assisted Reproduction
15:00-18:30 12102 Desmarais

Simone Bateman, Centre de Recherche Sens, Éthique, Société, Université Paris Descartes, France; Louise Langevin, Université Laval, Canada; Diane Roman, Ecole des hautes études en santé publique, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France; Stéphanie Hennette-Vauchez, Université Paris-Est Créteil, France; Maryline Bruggeman, Université de Toulouse, France; Claire Neirinck, Université de Toulouse, France; Marie-Andrée Jacob, University of Keele, United Kingdom

La séance réunit des chercheures francophones ou francophiles, juristes ou non, pour réfléchir aux réponses juridiques à la procréation médicalement assistée : libération des femmes, aliénation ou exploitation de leur corps? Les solutions juridiques varient en fonction des pays, mais la tendance n'est plus à l'interdiction.

This session brings together francophone and Francophile researchers – legal and otherwise – to reflect on legal responses to assisted reproduction: liberation of women, alienation, or exploitation of their bodies? Legal remedies vary by country, but the trend is no longer toward banning.

Cette session sera interprétée en français et anglais. / This session will be interpreted in French and English.

223 Sexualidad y jóvenes: romper barreras desde la academia y el activismo
15:00-16:30 11161 Desmarais

Leticia Garcia Solano, Facultad de Estudios Superiores Acatlán, Mexico; Flor Iliana Alegria Mar, Católicas Por El Derecho a Decidir A.C., Mexico; Alma Rosa Sánchez Olvera, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, Mexico

Desde la academia y el activismo se destacarán las barreras que las jóvenes han enfrentado para asumir su sexualidad de manera autónoma, a través de procesos de sensibilización, el acceso a la información y su incorporación al sistema educativo.

224 Resistance and Resilience: Feminist Community Development and Creating Systemic Transformation
15:00-16:30 11143 Desmarais

Saundra-Lynn Coulter, Women’s Mental Health and Addictions Action Research Coalition, London Abused Women’s Centre, Canada; Susan Macphail, Women’s Mental Health and Addictions Action Research Coalition, WOTCH, Community Mental Health Services, Canada; Colleen Purdon, Grey Bruce Violence Prevention Coordinating Committee, Canada; Natalie Lamb, HER (Hope ~ Equality ~ Respect) Grey Bruce, Canada; Ruby Frank, HER (Hope ~ Equality ~ Respect) Grey Bruce, Canada; Joanne Pelletier, School of Education, Laurentian University, Canada

Representing collaboration between women with lived experience and grassroots service providers, this session will engage participants on their stories of resistance, resilience, systemic transformation, and feminist community development. Dialogue will identify and compile strategies and models that transform/dismantle systemic barriers which retraumatize, marginalize, and stigmatize vulnerable women.

225 De la théorie à l'action: Intégrer le genre dans le gouvernement, les organisations communautaires et les organismes de développement international / From theory to action: Integrating gender in government, community organizations, and international development organizations.
15:00-16:30 10143 Desmarais

Jennifer Bernier, Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women`s Health, Canada; Sarah LeBlanc, Regroupement féministe du Nouveau-Brunswick, Canada; TBC, Comité québécois femmes et développement de l'Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale

This interactive session will look at the theory and practice of promoting and integrating gender analysis approaches into community organizations, international development organizations, and government. Led by organizations that promote and lead the integration of gender analysis, the discussion is open to both the public and practitioners of gender analysis.

La session sera bilingue. This session is bilingual.

226 Les stratégies radicales de Monique Wittig pour abolir les catégories qui nous confinent
15:00-16:30 10161 Desmarais

Julia Balén, California State University Channel Islands, USA; Katherine Ann Costello, Program in Literature, Duke University, USA; Dominique Bourque, Université d’Ottawa, Canada; Katelyn Sylvester

Les panélistes évoqueront les stratégies diverses et originales de Wittig pour annuler les catégories de sexe, de « race », de classe, etc., et ainsi miner le régime hétérosocial. Un dialogue avec la salle explorera l’impact, la pertinence et l’emploi de ces stratégies en 2011.

227 Addressing Sexual Violence with Young Women of Colour and Immigrant/Refugee Girls
15:00-16:30 9143 Desmarais

Chelby Marie Daigle, Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre, Canada; Heather Romanow, Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre, Canada

This presentation will demonstrate how to create effective public education tools/techniques and provide culturally appropriate support when working with girls of colour and girls from immigrant and refugee backgrounds, with particular emphasis on Muslim girls from African refugee communities.

228 Breaking the Mould – Girls, Cities, and ICTs
15:00-16:30 9161 Desmarais

Karen Craggs-Milne, Plan Canada International, Canada

This workshop will help participants understand the issues facing girls in cities and in the digital realm. Participants will identify best practices and concrete strategies to address the urban and technological issues that young women deal with today and how to move forward.

229 Cultural Factors Affecting Women's Representation in the High-Tech Sector: Cross-Cultural Comparisons between Canada and Bangladesh
15:00-16:30 8143 Desmarais

Samina M. Saifuddin, Carleton University, Canada; Lorraine Dyke, Carleton University, Canada; Maria Rasouli, Carleton University, Canada

Women's representation in the high-tech sector is increasing in a number of Asian countries while their under-representation in this sector in the Western world has been of concern to both industry and academia. A cross-cultural survey attempts to shed light on the cultural, social, and economic factors that may contribute to such differences.

230 Teaching with Gender: Asian and European Perspectives
15:00-18:30 1140 Desmarais

M.L.Waaldijk, Utrecht University, ATGENDER, Netherlands; Hyekyung Lee, Yonsei University, South Korea ; Edyta Just, University of Lodz, ATGENDER, Poland; Aino-Maija Hiltunen, University of Helsinki, ATGENDER, Finland; Giovanna Covi, University of Trento, ATGENDER, Italy; Kim Eun-Shil, Women's Studies at EWHA Women's University, Korea; Jieun Roh, EWHA Womans University, AASW, Korea; Patricia Treusch, Centre for Interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender Studies, Technical University Berlin, ATGENDER, Germany

In these two panels, women involved in teaching women's studies, publishing teaching books on women and gender with transnational perspectives will compare notes on 'regional' or 'continental' aspects in the design of gender studies programmes, different backgrounds in transnational and interdisciplinary classrooms, and tools for accreditation and quality assessment.

231 Conference or paradigm for future work – are we there yet? A conversation with feminist disability leaders  / Congrès ou paradigme pour notre travail futur - où en sommes-nous? Une conversation avec des leaders féministes du milieu des femmes handicapées  / Conferencia o paradigma para el futuro - ¿lo hemos logrado? Una conversación con líderes feministas de la disCapacidad
Presented by / Présenté par / Presentación de : DAWN Canada (DisAbled Women's Network)
15:00-16:30 4101 Desmarais

Diane Driedger, DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Manitoba, Canada; Carmela Hutchison; Judith Heumann; Sebenzile Matsebula; Maria Barile

Comme participantes à cet événement historique et le regard tourné vers l'avenir, le Réseau d'action des femmes handicapées du Canada vous invite à ce panel composé de présentatrices canadiennes et internationales qui vont examiner en quoi le présent congrès Mondes des Femmes peut être utilisé comme modèle pour notre travail futur. Mondes des Femmes 2011 a rompu avec le modèle traditionnel d'approche axé sur le grand mouvement des femmes, pour mettre l'accent sur "les autres femmes"! Le congrès qui en résulte permet d'entrevoir pour l'avenir de meilleures pratiques féministes et notre inclusion tant attendue dans le mouvement des femmes élargi.

As we participate in this historic event and going forward, the DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada invite you to this panel discussion with both Canadian and international presenters on whether this Women’s Worlds can be used as a model for future work. Women’s World 2011 has broken with the traditional courtship of the mainstream women’s movement, focusing instead on ‘the other women’. The resulting event holds promise for best practices in future feminist work and for finally realizing meaningful inclusion in the wider women’s movement.

Mientras participamos en este histórico evento, para progresar juntas, la DisAbled Women's Network of Canada invita a esta sesión, con ponentes canadienses e internacionales, cuyo punto de partida es la pregunta: ¿Podemos usar este Mundo de Mujeres como modelo para el futuro? Al centrar su atención en "¡las otras mujeres!", Mundos de Mujeres 2011 ha roto con la tradición prevalente en el movimiento de las mujeres. Por ello, este congreso es muy prometedor con respecto a las prácticas idóneas para los movimientos feministas en el futuro y para incluir con éxito a las mujeres disCapacitadas en el movimiento global de las mujeres.

This session will be interpreted in French, English, Spanish, ASL/FSL. / Cette session sera interprétée en français, anglais, espagnol, ASL/FSL. / Esta sesión se interpretará en Francés, Inglés, Español y ASL/FSL.

232 Transnational Women Breaking Cultural and Knowledge Barriers: Identities, Culture, and Work
15:00-16:30 4130 Desmarais

Catrin Lundstrom, Umea Centre for Gender Studies, Umea University, Sweden; Char Ullman, Department of Teacher Education, University of Texas, USA; Cynthia Joseph, Research Committee on Women in Society (RC32), International Sociological Association (ISA), Australia; Heidi Safia Mirza, Institute of Education, University of London, United Kingdom

This panel investigates transnational identities, culture, and work through experiences of trans-migrant women working in Singapore, Melbourne, Tucson, and London. Four case studies will be discussed: Swedish women in Singapore, Mexican women in the United States, Malaysian women in Australia, and minority ethnic women in England.

233 The Stigma of Sex Work: Addressing Problems, Organizing For Change
15:00-18:30 4170 Desmarais

Chabot Frederique, Canada; Mensah Maria Nengeh, École de travail social, UQAM, Canada; Colette Parent, Université d'Ottawa, Canada; Jenn Clamen, Stella, Canada; Kara Gillies, Maggie's Sex Work Action, Canada; Sonia Schoepp Anita et Scarcella, Stella, l'amie de Maimie, Canada; Bruckert Chris, Université d'Ottawa, Canada

In this session, key people from the sex worker rights movement in Canada will share different experiences of organizing for sex workers' rights. Discussion will cover resistance strategies, successes, challenges, and stories from the frontlines. It will also highlight the challenges of organizing around labour, violence, feminist struggles, law reform and trans issues.

234 Wrinkle Power: Critical Perspectives on Grandmothers' Advocacy and Solidarity
15:00-16:30 4165 Desmarais

May Chazan, Carleton University, University of KwaZulu, Canada; Peggy Edwards, Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, Canada

In Canada, nearly 10,000 older women have mobilized to raise funds for, build solidarity with, and increase awareness about grandmothers affected by AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. This roundtable will critically examine how this mobilization has benefited African families, challenged marginalizing stereotypes, and revealed the complexities inherent in building international solidarity.

235 Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Prioritizing a Multidisciplinary Approach
15:00-16:30 6160 Desmarais

Dina Epale, Action Canada for Population and Development, Canada; Teresa Chiesa, CARE Canada, Canada; Dr. Beverley Chalmers, Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, University of Ottawa, Canada; Caroline Montpetit (Moderator), SOGC

This panel of experts will reflect on the medical, political, and social aspects that influence poor sexual and reproductive health and rights among women in low-resource settings. Discussions will look at how to increase collaboration across sectors for improved health outcomes and increased respect for women’s reproductive rights.

236 Out of Sight, Out of Mind
15:00-16:30 3102 Desmarais

Maureen O'Connell, Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Canada; Stephanie MacInnis-Langley, Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Canada

This session proposes that women and girls have become invisible in today's lexicon. The absence of these words, whether intentional or not, has the systemic effect of creating a barrier to the conscious reflection and analysis needed to evaluate whether policies, practices, and laws impact girls and women differently.

237 Feminist Participatory Action Research and Indigenous and Racialized Girls’ Health
15:00-16:30 3120 Desmarais

Natalie Clark, School of Social Work and Human Service, Thompson Rivers University, Canada; Jo-Anne Lee, University of Victoria; Sandrina De Finney, University, Canada

This workshop invites academic and community engaged researchers working with Indigenous and racialized girls through feminist participatory action research (fpar) to share skills, knowledge, and theories on the praxis of knowledge production from decolonizing, anti-racist, queer-friendly, and transnational perspectives.

238 From Harm Reduction To Liberation: Feminist Alternatives
15:00-16:30 250 Morisette

Erin Graham, University of British Columbia, Canada; Trisha Baptie, Honour Consulting: EVE (Formerly Exploited Voices now Educating), Canada; Cherry Smiley, Aboriginal Women's Action Network, Canada; Kathleen Lahey, Queen's University, Canada

This session will discuss the potential and limits of harm reduction in relation to prostitution. Dialogue about the implications of harm reduction practices intended to help women in prostitution will be framed by the understanding and analysis of front-line workers, activists, and feminist scholars.

239 Breaking Laws: Decriminalizing Sex Work
15:00-16:30 251 Morisette

Justine Little, FIRST, Canada; Celine Courchesne, Students for Sex Worker Rights, Canada

This presentation is an opportunity for participants to engage with issues surrounding the decriminalization of sex work and to discuss the impacts of the currently changing legislation as the legal status of sex work in Canada is currently under review.

240 Change of the migrant families - Discussing work and families issues
15:00-16:30 256 Morisette

Lucia E.Yamamoto, Shizuoka University, Japan; Sylvia Duarte Dantas, Sao Paulo Federal University, Brazil; Jikyung Kim, National Youth Policy Institute of Korea, South Korea; Hyunsuk Park, Tohoku University, Japan; Eva Alterman Blay (Moderator), University of Sao Paulo and Gender Research Center, Brazil

Focusing on Brazilian and Korean families living in Japan who returned to their home countries, this panel will ask whether a migration experience changes the family relationship during and after migration, and how migrant families whose members work in demanding conditions share household chores. It also looks at gender perspectives: can migrant women gain personal autonomy?

241 Connecting Indigenous Generations Through Oral Stories and Performance
15:00-16:30 Agora University Centre

J'net Cavanagh, Catalyst Centre, Canada

In this session, participants will learn an innovative Indigenous method to gathering oral stories and will co-create a final group performance. Connecting the generations will train participants to keep valued oral stories alive through the power of retelling with performance.

242 On the Move: Domestic and Health Work Under Globalization
15:00-16:30 112 Lamoureux

Borderless Cross-Border Care. Eeva Jokinen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

This presentation/paper argues that the politics of care is increasingly central globally, locally, and within spaces on the move. Focusing on Russian-speaking female migrants living in North Karelia, Finland, discussion will range from caring for parents living on the other side of the border to attitudes that migrant women are suitable for just basic care jobs.

To Clean or Not to Clean: Notions of Empowerment and Syrian-Jewish Women in Mexico. Paulette Schuster, Israel

The presentation looks at the Syrian-Jewish community in Mexico, focusing on the role of domestic helpers as outsiders and as integrative elements of the household. Specifically, the paper examines how they adapt to a domestic sphere foreign to them and how Syrian-Jewish women include or exclude them into their world.

Health Caregiving in Families: Women’s Experiences. Bih-ching Shu, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan; Ching-Chu Li, Institute of Allied Health Sciences, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

This presentation looks at a study which addressed the experiences of women as the health caregiver in their family and the relationship between medical technology and societal changes and their caring way in Taiwan.

Achieving health equity for marginalized and diverse women: Models and strategies from two countries and beyond. Sara Torres, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Canada

Community Health workers /Lay health workers programs (CHW/LHW) use an array of political, social and financial strategies to remove barriers to health services and empower marginalized women from immigrant, refugee and aboriginal communities. This workshop explores women’s leadership of transformational change in achieving health equity for marginalized women and communities.

243 The Role of Women in Post-Conflict and Resolution Processes
15:00-16:30 121 Lamoureux

Policing the Peacekeepers Sex: The Regulation of Sexual Relationships between Local Women and UN Peacekeepers. Olivera Simic, Griffith University, Australia

This paper will critically examine the over inclusiveness of UN ‘zero tolerance policy’against sexual exploitation through the narratives of those affected by it, Bosnian women and in the light of feminist perspectives. It will argue that the inclusion of consensual sexual relationships, in the Secretary General’s Bulletin definition of sexual exploitation is not supportable.

Women, Peacemaking and Power in Africa. Aili Mari Tripp, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

The talk will explore why almost all post-conflict countries in Africa have double the rates of female legislative representation compared with countries that have not undergone conflict. It also will explain why they are passing legislation and making constitutional changes relating to women's rights faster than non-post-conflict countries.

Asymmetry in Cross-Conflict Cooperation: Is Gender a Factor? Galia Golan-Gild, Interdisciplinary Center, Hebrew Univeristy of Jerusalem emerita, Israel

A study of asymmetry in negotiations and alternative dispute resolution (cross-conflict) followed by the role of gender in each and the experience in Israel-Palestinian women's cooperation.

244 Women's Health: Choice and Self-Determination
15:00-16:30 215 Lamoureux

My body and my health are mine ... I intend to govern them as I myself see fit. Sonja Boon, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

This presentation is an exploration of how a series of 18th century women's medical consultation letters on the topic of pregnancy and childbirth might be useful in (re)shaping contemporary doctor/patient relationships in the North American context, as they argue convincingly for women patients' agency and authority in the medical encounter.

Native Mothers Governed Post-Freedom. Samantha Feder, University of Ottawa-Institute of Women's Studies, Canada

This presentation discusses how Native mothers are targets of state intervention because they are perceived to put themselves and their children "at risk." The analysis employs a Foucauldian re-framing of power and governance to illustrate how the (re)colonization and oppression of Native women is perpetuated by welfare and foster care.

Breast Cancer: Economic Impact and Labour Force Re-Entry. Janet Dunbrack, Canadian Breast Cancer Network, Canada

This session examines new research by the Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN) which says Canadian women diagnosed with breast cancer experience significant financial burdens during treatment. The report reveals that women experience unexpected hurdles when re-entering the workforce, firmly positioning breast cancer as an economic issue as well as a health issue.

245 VAW: Approaches to Frontline Service and Recovery Processes
15:00-16:30 219 Lamoureux

Critiquing "One-Stop Shopping" Models of Domestic Violence Services. Nicole Pietsch, Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis centres (OCRCC), Canada

Increasingly, state response to gender-based violence has created a standardizing of anti-violence initiatives, professional practice, and abuse survivor support services. Using an anti-oppression framework, this paper queries the effect and efficacy of globalized "one-stop shopping" and "co-located" models of frontline service for diverse survivors of domestic violence.

Rethinking 'Recovery' in the Aftermath of Spousal Abuse. Sophie Tamas, Queens University, Canada

This paper argues that framing the post-abuse process in terms of 'recovery' is both harmful and inadequate. Drawing on research with survivors and service providers, it critiques the dominant recovery paradigm and suggests an alternative approach to understanding the aftermath of spousal abuse.

Listening with Respect: Breaking Cycles of Despair in Trauma Survivors. Regina M. Edmonds, Assumption College, USA

Therapeutic intervention with survivors of mass violence requires sensitivity and openness - not only to suffering, but also to resilience, courage, and hope. Healing occurs best when those endeavouring to help do so with the deepest respect for what they can learn as well as for what they can provide.

246 The Feminization and Criminalization of HIV/AIDS
15:00-16:30 220 Lamoureux

An Urban Study in Nigeria of Gender-Related Beliefs and Reactions Toward People Living With HIV/AIDS. Adediji Oluwaseun Abosede, Surulere Local Government, Nigeria

This session recommends interventions to challenge prevailing societal norms through both legislation and grassroots advocacy with the support of men to counter laws that put women in disadvantaged positions. Policies that encourage equality in access to health care for all patients with HIV/AIDS are among the recommendations.

Les femmes et la criminalisation de la non-divulgation du statut VIH au Canada. Cecile Kazatchkine, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Canada

Ce panel favorisera une réflexion collective sur les préoccupations des femmes face à cette criminalisation, en repérant des lacunes dans la recherche et des modes d'intervention visant un recours limité, équitable et factuel au droit pénal, compte tenu des besoins et problèmes des femmes.

HIV Risk and Preventive Behavior Among Malaysian Women. Rosliza Abdul Manaf, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

This paper/presentation will discuss the feminization of HIV infection in Malaysia and the challenges faced by women in preventing themselves from contracting HIV.

Social Factors Impacting Sexuality, Vulnerability, and HIV/AIDS. Joyce Harriet Nanyanga, Women's HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI), Uganda

This paper examines the Women's HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI) which works with population groups at high risk for HIV transmission, i.e. sex-workers, intravenous drug users, men who have sex with men, and adolescents. It addresses the impact of gender norms and stereotypes on women living with HIV/AIDS and the barriers to services they face.

247 Representations of Muslim and “Diasporic” Women in Western Society and Pop Culture
15:00-16:30 342 Lamoureux

Veiling Canada: Niqab vs. Hijab and the Question of Accommodation. Aliaa Dakroury, University of Ottawa, Canada

This session will investigate the most recent debates in Canada concerning the banning of the Niqab (and/or Hijab) in public spaces and situate this debate within the framework of human rights, equality, and discrimination.

Cinematic Representations of Border and Transnational Feminism in Mira Nair Films. Virginie Mesana, University of Ottawa, Canada; Anabel Paulos, University of Ottawa, Canada

Drawing on transnational feminist theory, this paper will address issues of border and location in the work of filmmaker Mira Nair, taking into particular consideration power relations between women in building the broad category of "diasporic women" represented on screen.

Challenging the Patriarchal/Racial Cycle: Arab Women in North America and the Rewriting of Self. Mozynah Maher Nofal, Carleton University, Egypt

This presentation looks at techniques employed by select Arab women writers in North America to break the cycles of colonialism, racism, and patriarchy, and analyzes methods of reconnection and rootedness with their home lands. While these Arab women writers strive to break such cycles, they similarly employ strategies of reversal of the process of domination on a personal level.

Resilience shown by the South Asian women in Diaspora: making of new history! . Syeda Nayab Bukhari, Simon Fraser University , Canada

This paper will analyze how immigration to North poses challenges and restructures the identities of South Asian, qualified, skilled immigrant women in the process of settlement and integration. Moreover women’s resilience and responses to the new forms of oppression i.e. intersection of race, class and gender to maintain hegemony will also be analyzed.

248 Agricuture intégrée à l’élevage au Cameroun - abattre les barrières
17:00-18:30 12140 Desmarais

Philomene Kapioka, Empowerment and Development (E&D), Cameroon; Dr. Jeannette Tcakounte, E&D, Cameroon

Cette présentation décrit un processus d'autonomisation des femmes du département des Hauts-Plateaux après une période de sensibilisation et d'éducation. En 2007, un projet quinquennal a formé 120 femmes leaders d'associations féminines en mettant à la disposition de chacune 3 porcelets dont 2 truies et un verrat de 3 mois.

250 Financing Strategies to Win and Sustain Women's Rights
17:00-18:30 12120 Desmarais

Magda Seydegart, South House Exchange, Canada; Edward Jackson, Carleton University, Canada

This session will examine the advantages and disadvantages of financing strategies for women's organizations, including: government grants and contracts, philanthropic support, business income, real-property appreciation, and membership fees. Individually or in combination, these strategies can help women's organizations diversify and sustain the revenue they need for advocacy programs.

251 Canon Law and Civil Law on Marriages in Nigeria: Matters Arising.
17:00-18:30 12113 Desmarais

Dr. Carol Arinze-Umobi, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria; Dr. Felicia Anyogu, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria; Rev. Fr. (Barr) Maurice Izunwa, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria; Barr. Amaka Iguh, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria

Our presentation focuses on the conflicting areas of Canon and Civil Laws with respect to marriages. It touches upon issues of dissolution / divorce, separation, sexual rights, consortiun etc. The direction of argument will disclose that these are defficiences in both the Canon Law and Civil Laws with respect to marriages. It further proposes what each can learn from the other in order to achieve human and international standards.

252 Research and Academic Collaboration Between South and North: Breaking the Barriers
17:00-18:30 12111 Desmarais

Lise Nordbrønd, KVINNFORSK, Norway; Florence Kyoheirwe Muhanguzi, Makerere University, School of Women and Gender Studies, Uganda; Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo, Makerere University, Uganda; Siri Gerrard, University of Tromso, Norway

This panel looks at how collaboration between the Department of Women and Gender Studies in Uganda and the Centre for Women and Gender Research in Norway has broken barriers of academic and research isolationism and undervaluing of South scholarship. This equal partnership will produce four international PhDs and publications which utilized both local and international discourses.

253 Grassroots Grandmothers' Circle
17:00-18:30 11161 Desmarais

Dorene Bernard, Grassroots Grandmothers Circles, Canada

This session looks at the Grassroots Grandmothers’ Circle - a community group of Women, Grandmothers, and Mothers, men, grandfathers, fathers, and others - which convenes to support, share experiences, strengths, and gifts, and empower each other to look for solutions, create change, and work together to help the people of L’nu communities.

254 The Problem With Problematizing the Concept of Change
17:00-18:30 11143 Desmarais

Colleen MacQuarrie, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada; Lorraine Begley, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada; Emily Rutledge, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

This roundtable discussion will explore how to facilitate/animate change within grassroots organizations and among marginalized populations. Just as power is accessed differently and distributed unequally in our social worlds, so too is the notion of change and, therefore, the privilege of empowerment.

255 Innovative Strategies for a Vulnerable Population
17:00-18:30 10143 Desmarais

Lynn Burnett, Ottawa Inner City Health Inc, Canada; Jina Rodas-Wright, STEP Sex Trade Education Program, Canada; Heidi Klett, Shepherds of Good Hope, Canada

This presentation will explore the unique social, emotional, mental, and health challenges facing a certain population and the various strategies to empower, support, and motivate these very vulnerable women.

256 Keepers of Pimicikamak Cree Nation Laws
17:00-18:30 10161 Desmarais

Cathy Merrick, Cross Lake Band of Indians, Canada; Eugennie Mercnedi, Governance House, Canada; Betty Halcrow, Governance House, Canada

This session looks at the Pimikamak Cree Nation governance structure, comprised of four councils of fire representing all members of the nation. Its Women's Council members are the keepers of laws of the nation. Their main responsibility is the election and citizenship law.

257 Motivating Young Men to Strive for Gender Equity in Rural Lesotho
17:00-18:30 9143 Desmarais

Dr. Peg Herbert, Help Lesotho, Canada

This session will explore how young men can be motivated to challenge rigid patriarchal norms. Participants will learn an effective approach to engaging young men to examine unhelpful gender attitudes and practices, develop a commitment to share power, become strong leaders in their villages and agents of change in their country.

258 Transnational Solidarity and Feminist Travel
17:00-18:30 9161 Desmarais

Jenna Manders, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA; Jada Secone, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA; Kerry Tyrell, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA; Lianne Foley, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA; Elizabeth Conlon, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA; Simona Sharoni, Gender & Women's Studies Dept, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA

In this panel looking at studying abroad as a transformative experience, students will reflect on the impact of their international travels and study abroad experiences on their personal, political, and intellectual journeys.

259 Rematriating Western Ways of Thinking and Practice
17:00-18:30 8143 Desmarais

Bernedette Muthien, Engender, South Africa; Barbara Alice Mann, University of Toledo, Native American Alliance of Ohio, USA; Valentina Pakyntein, North-Eastern Hill University, India; Genevieve Vaughan, International Feminists for a Gift Economy, Italy/USA

This session explores the Indigenous concept of Rematriation which refers to reclaiming of ancestral remains, spirituality, culture, knowledge, and resources instead of the more patriarchal-associated Repatriation. Rematriation simply means back to Mother Earth, to our origins, and to life and co-creation rather than Patriarchal destruction and colonization.

260 Raising the Voices of Indigenous Children, Youth & Community Against Violence
17:00-18:30 8161 Desmarais

Shelly Johnson, Thompson Rivers University, Canada; Norma Peters, Skeetchestn First Nation, Canada; Michelle Canaday, Skeetchestn Community School, Canada

This session will discuss the Angel Street Domestic Violence Education Project (ASDVE project) at the Skeetchestn Indian Band Community School and other Canadian cities from the perspective of Inuit and First Nations women leaders. It will provide information, tools, and resources to support other communities to develop their own ASDVE projects.

261 Girls' Action  / Filles d'action  / La acción de las niñas
Presented by / Présenté par / Presentación de : Girls Action Foundation
17:00-18:30 4101 Desmarais

Fabienne Pierre-Jacques, Girls Action Foundation - Filles d'action, Canada; Christine McKenzie, OISE, University of Toronto, Canada; Kat Butler, Girls Action Foundation - Filles d'action, Canada

La Fondation filles d'action collabore avec des filles et des jeunes femmes en leur offrant des programmes d'autonomisation et de leadership dans tout le Canada. Nous travaillons en mode réseau pour mobiliser et multiplier les efforts de changement issus des groupes communautaires. Nous reconnaissons que pour bâtir un mouvement avec les filles et les jeunes femmes, nous devons créer des ponts et des relations entre les générations. Cette session va examiner de manière positive les réalisations et les contributions aux changements de femmes de différentes générations. Durant cette présentation suivie d'un dialogue interactif, nous allons honorer des réussites et échanger des savoirs liés au développement de la conscience communautaire intergénérationnelle.

Girls Action Foundation works with girls and young women by offering empowerment and leadership programs across Canada. We use a network model to harness and scale up local grassroots change efforts. We recognize that movement building with girls and young women requires building bridges and meaningful relationships across generations. This session will facilitate an appreciative inquiry into the accomplishments and contributions of different generations of women to impacting change. Through a panel presentation and interactive dialogue, we will celebrate successes and share learning related to intergenerational community building.

La Girls Action Foundation [Fundación por la Acción de las Niñas] trabaja con niñas y jóvenes proporcionándoles programas de liderazgo y empoderamiento en todo Canadá. Usamos un modelo en red para aprovechar y aumentar los esfuerzos de las comunidades por cambiar sus condiciones de vida. Estamos conscientes de que construir un movimiento con niñas y jóvenes requiere construir puentes y relaciones significativas entre las diferentes generaciones. Esta sesión estimulará la reflexión sobre el valor de los logros y contribuciones de diferentes generaciones de mujeres para lograr transformaciones sociales. Mediante una presentación y un diálogo interactivo, celebraremos los éxitos y compartiremos el conocimiento intergeneracional relativo a la construcción de comunidades.

This session will be interpreted in French, English, and Spanish. / Cette session sera interprétée en français, anglais et espagnol. / Esta sesión se interpretará en Francés, Inglés y Español.

262 Truth, Freedom, and Revolution
17:00-18:30 4130 Desmarais

Cherry Smiley, Aboriginal Women's Action Network, Canada

This presentation will include a screening and discussion of a 15 minute video produced by the Aboriginal Women's Action Network exploring effects of colonization such as violence against women, capitalism, residential schools and their impacts, the foster care system, and policing on the lives of urban Indigenous women residing in Vancouver, home of the poorest postal code in Canada and the Pickton farm.

263 Breaking the Barriers to Maternal Health: A Holistic Approach to Achieving MDG #5
17:00-18:30 6160 Desmarais

Susan Russell, Canadian Federation of University Women, Canada; Teresa Chiesa, CARE Canada, Canada; Brenda Robertson, Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), Canada

This discussion will cover the current situation on maternal health, the influence of other Millennium Development Goals -related issues on maternal health - poverty and hunger, education, HIV/AIDS, foreign aid - and will include the value of holistic approaches and strategic partnerships in improving maternal health globally and in achieving MDG 5.

202 Women’s Equality and Cultural and Religious Practices
17:00-18:30 7170 Desmarais

Joanna Birenbaum, Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), Canada; Doris Buss, Carleton University, Canada; Angela Campbell, University of McGill, Canada

This panel explores current developments in the use of law to advance women’s equality with particular reference to the relationship between law and religious and cultural practices as they are presumed to impact women’s rights.

264 Improper Use of Women’s Bodies in Commercials: A Research Action
17:00-18:30 3102 Desmarais

Laura Corradi, Università della Calabria, Italy

This session will examine the processes and results of ten years of collecting offensive commercials and teaching students how to deconstruct oppressive images and messages with feminist semiotic analysis. Not only have original categories and taxonomies been re-shaped, feminist forms of destructive art are emerging as a response.

265 Women's Human and Cultural Rights: Feminist Theorizing and Organizing
17:00-18:30 3120 Desmarais

Mary Eberts, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Nuzhat Jafri, Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW), Canada; Lois Moorcroft, Yukon Women's Transition Home Society, Canada; Teresa Ulloa Ziaurriz, Latin America and Caribbean Region Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, Mexico

This session will feature presentations and dialogue by formative activists and thinkers engaged with issues of women's human and cultural rights. The objective is to generate new thinking and help establish more sustained communication and strategic cooperation around these issues among networks and groups, many of which are not specifically related to human rights.

266 On the Inside: Women in the Justice System
17:00-18:30 251 Morisette

Defending Battered Women Who Kill Their Violent Partners on Homicide Charges: Common challenges. Julia Tolmie, University of Auckland, New Zealand; Elizabeth Sheehy, University of Ottawa, Canada

This paper examines the common challenges across jurisdictions in getting legal systems to listen to women's stories of violence. The research spans Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

CAGED: The Feminization of the Prison Experience at the G20 Summit in Toronto, June 26, 2010. Dr. Valerie Zawilski, King's University College at the University of Western Ontario, Canada

In less then 24 hours a group of women learn how to play the Prisoner’s Game. The women struggle to come to terms with their detention during the G20 Summit in Toronto. Even in the darkest and most destitute of places, acts of kindness and compassion can be found. The Cagemates learn to cooperate with each other and to negotiate their terms of imprisonment.

267 Re-framing and Reconstructing Citizenship, Nation, and Race
17:00-18:30 252 Morisette

Intermarriage, Race, Gender, Citizenship, and Nation-Building in the United States at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Shiori Yamamoto, University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA

By analyzing intermarriage through lenses of immigration and marriage laws, this paper investigates how the concepts of race, gender, citizenship, and nation were constructed at the turn of the twentieth century in the United States.

Citizenship and the Politics of Identity: 'Us' and 'Them'. Umme Busra Fateha Sultana, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

This study points toward the loopholes of Westernized definition of ‘citizenship’ towards addressing multiple identities. Applying an intersectional lens in the context of refugeeship, the study reveals the exclusionary facets of citizenship and suggests alternative frameworks to address the imminent changes in global structures, including reconstructions of state and society.

Migration, Globalization and Reproductive Health: Constructing Race and Gender in Contemporary Ireland. Tanya Saroj Bakhru, San Jose State University, USA

This paper/presentation explores the relationship between globalization, contemporary migration, and the changing face of reproductive health needs and services in Dublin, Ireland. It asserts that through reproductive health discourse and practice, women's bodies and reproductive lives are exploited by a global capitalist political agenda which is based on exclusionary constructions of race and nation.

Negotiating the borders within: immigrants, naturalization and ‘affective citizenship’. Anne-Marie Fortier, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Using the example of immigrants’ experiences of the citizenship naturalisation process in the UK, the paper draws on feminist interventions to sketch a model of ‘affective citizenship’ that challenges dominant attitudes which perpetuate inequalities between immigrants and between immigrants and non-immigrants.

268 Women’s Resistance: Experiences With Islamic Fundamentalism and Western Feminism
17:00-18:30 256 Morisette

How Peacebuilding Undermines Women’s Rights in Afghanistan. Cheshmak Farhoumand-Sims, Saint Paul University, The North South Institute, Canada

This session will explore how concepts and actions such as "liberation" and "liberal institutionalism" have served to undermine women's rights in Afghanistan. Discussion will include reflections on the history and future of peace building, namely in terms of its success as a strategy for supporting women and women's rights.

Daily Resistance of Persian-speaking Women. Bahareh Afghahi, Change for Equality Campaign, France

This paper shows how women in Iran and Afghanistan fight every day for their basic human rights, as active citizens, against traditional cultures and fundamentalist interpretations of Islam that are systematically discriminatory against women.

The Art of Daily Persistent Practice: Muslim Women Bargaining with the Islamist State in Sudan. Liv Tønnessen, Michelsen Institute Bergen, Norway

This paper/presentation will explore how Muslim women actively accommodate, resist, redefine, subvert, and reinterpret patriarchal gender codes entrenched and legitimized within the context of an Islamist state. Based on fieldwork conducted in Sudan from 2006-09, the presentation elaborates on two particular movements in opposition to the Islamist state.

Israeli-Palestinian Women's Critical Peace Dialogues: The Call for Humanization and 'Colonial Mimicry' as a Diversion from Justice. Wafaa Hasan, McMaster University, Canada

After extensive interviews with Palestinian women in 2007 and 2009, I document Palestinian women's experiences in the much touted Israeli-Palestinian women's dialogues of the 1st intifada to reveal the ways in which Orientalist feminism and "white authority" feminism precede the possibilities for effective dialogue in Israel and Palestine.

269 Storytelling and Traditional Nunavut Songs
17:00-18:30 Agora University Centre

Jean Simailak, Canada

This session features performances from Winnie Owingayak, Margaret Niviarsiaq, Jean Simailak, and Charlie Araqark, as well as the lighting of an Inuit qulliq lamp in the traditional way with flint stones.

270 Developing Leadership in a New Generation of Women of an Invisible Minority in Ottawa
17:00-18:30 112 Lamoureux

Angela Breton, Latin American Women's Support Organization, Canada; Gabriela Lopez, Latin American Women's Support Organization, Canada

This workshop will showcase the results of the first phase of the Latin Youth Project in Ottawa and how it has increased capacity for healthy life choices and expanded leadership among Latin American adolescent newcomer girls who are at risk of peer abuse, alienation, and unhealthy sexuality.

271 Engaging Men and Boys to End Violence against Women
17:00-18:30 121 Lamoureux

Erin Williams, OCTEVAW, Canada; Bailey Reid, Neighbours, Friends and Families campaign and Bill 168 - Many Workplaces, Many Chances, Canada; Lula Adam, Interval House of Ottawa, Canada

This workshop is a safe space to explore the possibilities and perils of a sometimes giant elephant in the room: engaging men and boys to end violence against women. Panelists will share experiences with the "ManTalk" initiative and dialogue with participants on global initiatives, successes, challenges, concerns, critiques, opportunities, and oppositions to this approach.

272 Consciousness Raising for Young Women, 21st Century Style
17:00-18:30 215 Lamoureux

Simone Lucas, Canada; Zoe Thomas, Canada; Anna Cook, Canada

This roundtable will focus on The Tupperware Party, a self-lead and self-initiated young women's discussion group to garner feedback on the model and discuss its transferability to other women. Participants will reflect on the need for new forms of collaboration across various borders - national, regional, continental - as well as intergenerational exchange.

273 Uniting to End Violence against Women: Co-Creating Canada’s Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses
17:00-18:30 219 Lamoureux

Pamela Harrison, Transition House Association of Nova Scotia, Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses, Canada; Manon Monastesse, Fédération de ressources d'hébergement pour femmes violentées et en difficulté du Québec, Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses, Canada; Lindsey Decontie, National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence, Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses, Canada; Jan Reimer, Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters, Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses, Canada; Tracy Gierman, Canadian Network of Women's Shelters & Transition Houses, Canada

In this interactive session, participants will discuss efforts to end violence against women and explore solutions to the unique challenges faced by women's shelters from different regions. Participants will also learn about directions in co-creating a Canadian Network of Women's Shelters & Transition Houses and participating in the Global Network of Women's Shelters.

274 Inspiration for Breaking Ground: Legislative Victory for Norwegian Feminists
17:00-18:30 220 Lamoureux

Ane Kristine Aadland, The Feminist Group Ottar, Norway; Ane Stoe, The Feminist Group Ottar, Norway

This workshop will use the example of Norwegian feminists' successful struggle to pass a law that penalizes the client in prostitution to explore how feminist activism can change the world. Discussion will also cover the importance of grassroots activism in feminist organizations.

275 Key Labour Issues for Women in India
17:00-18:30 342 Lamoureux

Women, Old Age, and Social Security. A. Deepu Antony, India; Vijayalakshmi Sakthi Pavithra, India

This panel looks at the steep rise in the percentage of the elderly in India, increasing feminization of poverty (since women live longer than men), and institutional mechanisms to alleviate the suffering of the female elderly. Among the poorer sections, the lone female elderly are compelled to work till their death.

Rural–Urban Migration: A Boon or Curse for Women? K. Shanthi, Indian Council for Child Welfare, India

In India, 'autonomous female migration' is on the increase, helping women break cultural barriers and realize their potential. This panel considers what needs to be done in the area of labour market discrimination. While urban exposure has changed attitudes and outlooks, which bodes for the emancipation of women, challenges remain.

Employment as an Empowerment Strategy. Vijayalakshmi Sakthi Pavithra, India

This paper looks at whether women have benefited from an increase in female employment in India, thanks to globalization, in both organized and unorganized sectors: deteriorating quality of employment and new forms of subordination and exploitation. How to bridge the dichotomy between skilled and unskilled women's labour force is analyzed.

Day Four (7 July) - Breaking Ground / Quatrième journée (7 juillet) - Ouvrir de nouveaux horizons / Cuarto día (7 de julio) - ¡Marquemos hitos!
276 An Innovative Approach to Grassroots Research
09:00-10:30 12140 Desmarais

Rhonda Douglas, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing, Canada/UK/USA

This presentation will focus on the methodology and findings of a 2010 report undertaken by WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing) -- a longitudinal analysis of the impact of the global economic crisis on three categories of urban informal workers: home-based producers, street vendors, and waste pickers in 14 cities in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

277 Navigating Neoliberal Globalization: Immigrant Women in Canada
09:00-12:30 12130 Desmarais

Guida C. Man, York University, Canada; Alexandra Dobrowolsky, Saint Mary's University, Canada; Christina Gabriel, Carleton University, Canada; Audrey Macklin, University of Toronto, Canada; Valerie Preston, York University, Canada; Marshia Akbar, York University, Canada; Roxana Ng, OISE, University of Toronto, Canada

This session will examine the inequalities and restrictions experienced by immigrant women in the context of globalization, especially with respect to pervasive neoliberal immigration discourses and practices, and will explore how diverse immigrant women's ideas/actions challenge various forms of exclusion and contest processes which seek to position them as either "objects" or "subjects" of neoliberalization.

278 Femmes Équité Atlantique : Défis d'un partenariat entre femmes acadiennes et francophones du Canada atlantique.
09:00-10:30 12120 Desmarais

Rina Arseneault, Centre Muriel McQueen Fergusson, Canada; Debbie Gallant, Actions Femmes Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Canada; Catherine Fenwick, Association régionale de la Côte-Ouest de Terre-Neuve, Canada; Louise d'Entremont, Société Femmes Équité Atlantique, Canada

Cette session porte sur une expérience inspirante de concertation intergénérationnelle/mentorat entre femmes de régions rurales des provinces du Canada Atlantique. Tour d'horizon de solutions à des obstacles que vivent les filles et jeunes femmes (16-30 ans) et les femmes mûres (50 ans) acadiennes et francophones.

279 Advancing Towards Equality
09:00-10:30 12113 Desmarais

Natasha Collishaw, Canada; Shabnam Tashakour

The workshop will invite dialogue and reflection on the challenges that face everyone who is actively contributing to the cause of equality of women and men. Discussion will explore two main concepts: overcoming oppression through the acquisition of self-knowledge and redefining power and expressing it in the form of capacity building.

280 Sex Education among Rural Women of District Lahore
09:00-10:30 12111 Desmarais

Sana Sohail, Chanan Development Association and Youth Peer Education Network, Pakistan

This session will look at how women's sexuality and HIV/AIDs are taboo stigmas in Pakistani society, creating an environment of repression that hinders women from accessing information and health services regarding sexual and reproductive health. This lack increases their vulnerability to high risk sexual behaviors, unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions, STIs, and HIV/AIDS.

281 “Walking the Talk”: Reflections on Feminist Activism on Campus
09:00-10:30 12110 Desmarais

Elizabeth Conlon, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA; Sean Burke, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA; Njeri Kang'ethe, SUNY Plattsburgh, Kenya/USA; Donna Kelly, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA; Denise Savage, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA; Kay Branagan, Gender & Women's Studies Dept., SUNY Plattsburgh, USA

This panel is based on the premise that feminist activism on college campus provides an invaluable opportunity for students to relate feminist theory to gender issues on campus.

282 Citoyenneté dans un monde globalisé : Des jeunes femmes s'affichent!  / Citizenship in a Globalized World: Young Women Speak Out
09:00-10:30 12102 Desmarais

Caroline Caron, Université d’Ottawa, Canada; Maria-Hélèna Pacelli, Université d’Ottawa, Canada; Hanieh Ziaei, Canada; Valérie Plante, Fondation filles d’action, Canada

Ce panel traite sous des angles multiples de la résistance et de la citoyenneté des filles et des jeunes femmes d'aujourd'hui dans le contexte de la globalisation. Il réunit cinq interventions de jeunes féministes francophones, dont une performance exécutée par un groupe de militantes féministes.

From multiple angles, this panel will look at the resistance and citizenship of girls and young women today within the context of globalization. The session features five young francophone feminists and a performance by a group of feminist activists.

Cette session sera interprétée en français et anglais. / This session will be interpreted in French and English.

283 Grrlz Gone Wild: Activism Interrupting the Landscape of Femininity and Social Norms
09:00-10:30 11161 Desmarais

Sarah Scanlon, Sexual Assault Centre London, Canada

By examining womyn's role as activists and cultural jammers - resisting and re-creating mainstream messages - this session will highlight the work being done to create a shift in social consciousness and explore the potential of womyn's cultural production for feminist action. Form and content will reflect current sub-cultural strategies taken up within third wave feminism and those brought forward by others.

284 Online Education and the Advancement of Women
09:00-10:30 11143 Desmarais

Jacqueline Shahzadi, University of Phoenix, USA

This session will look at the unique advantages women are finding through the higher education that is now accessible online. Women now comprise the majority of students worldwide and in online institutions. Women with limited ability to travel or with primary childcare responsibilities are among those for whom online education has opened opportunities for higher education with astonishing rapidity.

285 Women Making Change: UNPAC’S Mentorship Project
09:00-10:30 10143 Desmarais

Susan Wadien, UNPAC, Canada; Changemakers participant

In this workshop, participants of Change Makers - a mentorship program of UNPAC that equips and empower women to create change within their communities - will share examples, reflections, and strategies on creating relevant learning experiences for community to confidently take their place as leaders in their communities.

286 Shifting the Paradigm towards a Maternal Economy
09:00-12:30 10161 Desmarais

Dr. Linda Christiansen-Ruffman, Saint Mary’s University, CRIAW-NS, Canada; Kaarina Kailo, Oulu University, Finland; Barbara Alice Mann, University of Toledo, Native American Alliance of Ohio, USA; Erella Shadmi, Haifa Feminist Center, Israel; Angela Miles, Univesity of Toronto OISE, Canada; Bernedette Muthien, Engender, South Africa; Genevieve Vaughan, International Feminists for a Gift Economy, Italy/USA; Angela Dolmetsch, Columbia

This session looks at how gift-giving an economic mode - practiced in many Indigenous communities as well as in the non indigenous 'domestic sphere' - constitutes a deep alternative to patriarchal capitalism. Although the unilateral gift has been considered impossible, it is necessary for mothering as children cannot give back an equivalent of what they receive.

287 Queer Femininities in Negotiation with Cultural/National Norms in Japan
09:00-10:30 9143 Desmarais

Akiko Shimizu, University of Tokyo, Japan; Yuri Horie, Ritsumeikan University, Japan; Iseri Makiko, University of Tokyo, Japan; Kawasaka Kazuyoshi, University of Tokyo, Japan

This session investigates how femininity and female sexualities are both regulated and explored beyond the scope of the regulation in contemporary Japan. The goal is to illuminate the hitherto underestimated achievements and future possibilities of queer femininity in negotiation with the still heteronormative and nationalistic socio-cultural structures of Japan.

288 An International Research Network Contributing to Policy Change
09:00-12:30 9161 Desmarais

Ineke Buskens, Gender Research in Africa/Arab Countries into ICTs for Empowerment and Research for the Future, South Africa; Anne Webb, Gender Research in Africa/Arab Counties into ICTs for Empowerment, Canada; Gisele Yitamben, Gender Research in Africa/Arab Counties into ICTs for Empowerment, Cameroon; Arwa Oweis, Gender Research in Africa/Arab Counties into ICTs for Empowerment, Jordan; Oum Kalthoum Ben Hassine, Gender Research in Africa/Arab Counties into ICTs for Empowerment, Tunisia; Susan Bakesha, Gender Research in Africa/Arab Counties into ICTs for Empowerment and Development Alternatives, Uganda

This panel will reflect on pivotal elements and connections in working together toward excellence in our research into ICTs for women’s empowerment and social change. Five panelists will speak about layers of discovery and complexity experienced in their path to becoming an international research network contributing to policy change locally, regionally, and nationally.

289 City and Women Working Together To Create an Inclusive City
09:00-10:30 8143 Desmarais

Donna Gray (Moderator), City of Ottawa, Canada; Suzanne Doerge, City for All Women Initiative, Canada; Valerie Collicott, Women's Initiatives for a Safer Environment, Canada; Clara Freire, City of Ottawa, Canada; Lois Emburg, City of Ottawa, Canada

This presentation will discuss the 'Equity and Inclusion Lens' created in partnership between the City of Ottawa and a feminist community-based organization called the City for all Women Initiative / Une ville pour toutes les femmes (CAWI-IVTF), along with other partners. It looks at the challenges of creating and implementing the lens and its impact.

290 Alliance-Building and the Transformation of CAUT into an Equity-Seeking Organization
09:00-10:30 8161 Desmarais

Dr. Dolana Mogadime, Brock University, Canada; Dr. Audrey Kobayashi, Queens University, Canada; Michelle Own, University of Winnipeg, Canada; Doreen Fumia, Ryerson University, Canada

In this session, women from the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) share insight about the need for radical transformation of CAUT’s governing structures which formerly privileged one form of oppression (that of gender) over others.

291 Investing in Young Women: Beyond Charity to Social Innovation
09:00-10:30 1140 Desmarais

Alexandra Hyland, Havergal College, Canada; Ann Peel, Havergal College, Canada; Kaylan Schwarz, Havergal College, Canada

This session looks at efforts by the Institute at Havergal to help students develop knowledge and skills to engage effectively in our rapidly evolving world. Capitalizing on the strengths of women and girls, Havergal focuses on relationship-based community development partnerships. Students approach the world from a people-first perspective and commit to the ups and downs of partnership.

292 The Price of Peace: Financing for gender equality in post-conflict recovery and reconstruction  / Le prix de la paix : Financement favorable à l'égalité entre les sexes dans le relèvement et la reconstruction après un conflit  / El precio de la paz: el financiamiento de la igualdad de género en periodos de reactivación y reconstrucción postconflicto
Presented by / Présenté par / Presentación de : United Nations Development Programme Gender Team
09:00-10:30 4101 Desmarais

Edita Tahiri, Regional Women’s Lobby for Peace, Security and Justice, Kosovo; Suki Beavers, United Nations Development Programme, Canada; Evette Fatima Sarmento de Oliveira, Timor Leste; Valnora Edwin, Sierra Leone; Honorable Betty Achan Ogwaro, Government of Southern Sudan, Sudan

Cette discussion veut sensibiliser les participantes aux enjeux liés au financement équitable selon les sexes après un conflit. Le panel va explorer des stratégies et identifier des leaders qui pourront promouvoir une approche plus concertée en faveur de l'égalité dans les domaines de la planification et du financement post-conflit dans les interventions actuelles et futures.

The discussion will build awareness around the issues related to gender-responsive post-conflict financing. The panel will seek to explore strategies and identify leaders to promote a more concerted gender-responsive approach to post-conflict planning and financing in current and future interventions.

La discusión tiene el propósito de sensibilizar al público respecto de temas relacionados con el financiamiento de programas postconflicto con perspectiva de género. Las panelistas buscarán analizar estrategias e identificar líderes, para promover un enfoque concertado de género en la planeación y el financiamiento de programas postconflicto, en intervenciones militares tanto actuales, como futuras.

This session will be interpreted in French, English, and Spanish. / Cette session sera interprétée en français, anglais et espagnol. / Esta sesión se interpretará en Francés, Inglés y Español.

351 Are houseworkers workers without rights? What effect have their work on the society?
09:00-10:30 4130 Desmarais

Torill Nustad, Womens Front of Norway, Norway; Aurora Javate de Dios, Miriam College in the Phillippines, Phillippines; Representative of The Houseworkers Union of New York, The International Trade Union Congress, USA

In Ph 10 % of the workers are abroad and today the majority who leaves are women. Many of them work as housekeepers. What is the situation for houseworkers today? How are they protected - what are their rights as workers and citizens? How can we regulate work in private homes? What are the trade unions doing to organice and protect these workers? What effects have houseworkers on the struggle for womens emancipation?

294 G(irls)20 Summit as a model to empower young women globally
09:00-10:30 4170 Desmarais

July Lee, G(irls)20 Summit Ambassadors, USA; Leah Stuart-Sheppard, G(irls)20 Summit Ambassadors, Canada; Anna Malinovskaya, G(irls)20 Summit Ambassadors, Russian Federation

The G(irls)20 Ambassadors will discuss how the G(irls)20 Summit empowered them to become real change agents in their communities, and will present ideas on how other girls and women can use this model and the tools it provided to empower their communities.

295 Research on State Feminism: New Agendas beyond the West
09:00-12:30 4165 Desmarais

Amy G. Mazur, Washington State University, USA; Dorothy McBride, Florida Atlantic University, USA

This workshop aims to bring practitioners and researchers together to discuss the extent to which the emerging theory of state feminism - the potential for alliances between women's policy agencies and women's movements to make the state more representative - can travel to countries outside the West.

296 Dialogues entre université et intervention : Femmes, immigration et violence
09:00-10:30 6160 Desmarais

Virginie Mesana, University of Ottawa, Canada; Cécile Fesquet, Maison d’amitié; Anabel Paulos, University of Ottawa, Canada

Ce panel explore les mécanismes d’oppression des femmes immigrantes accueillies en maisons d’hébergement pour femmes (et enfants) victimes de violence conjugale, en se penchant sur les discours académiques et les outils conceptuels d'une démarche intersectionnelle et de pratiques d'intervention sociale.

293 Seeing is Believing: Participatory Video as a Tool for Women’s Rights
09:00-10:30 7170 Desmarais

Liezel van Schalkwyk, Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust, South Africa; Emily Wilson, Oxfam Canada, Canada

This session presents Participatory Video (PV) as a methodology that uses video to facilitate dialogue, debate, and social transformation. Participants will be introduced to the methodology by learning some PV activities, hearing about PV experiences of women from Southern Africa, and discussing how PV may contribute to their own practice.

298 A Mother’s Journey into Advocacy
09:00-10:30 3102 Desmarais

Elaine Stevenson, Alyssa Stevenson Eating Disorder Memorial Trust, Canada

This is a presentation about the journey of a mother desperately seeking eating disorder treatment for her child in Manitoba. What starts as a personal journey quickly evolves into a very public campaign of advocacy, public awareness, education, and prevention for Manitobans and Canadians suffering from eating disorders and their families.

299 Perspectives féministes en criminologie et femmes justiciables : nouvelles frontières et autres défis
09:00-10:30 3120 Desmarais

Colette Parent, Université d'Ottawa, Canada; Joane Martel, Université Laval, Canada; Dr. Christine Gervais, University of Ottawa, Canada; Sylvie Frigon, Université d'Ottawa, Canada

Ce panel a pour objectif d’exposer trois questionnements actuels sur la question des femmes justiciables en criminologie, de discuter des défis qui confrontent la criminologie féministe dans ce domaine et de chercher des solutions qui favorisent l'empowerment de ces groupes de femmes.

300 Social Media: Responsibilities and Opportunities for Women
09:00-10:30 221 Morisette

Bloggers Without Borders: Ethics of Responsible Travel Blogging. Jessica Taylor, USA; Conor Falvey, Canada

This session looks at the responsibilities that come with blogging - an incredibly powerful tool - especially within the context of travel blogging in developing countries. Transnational bloggers in developing countries must think critically about audience and how the subject of their blogging can impact their writing, preventing the reinforcement of systemic power relations and oppression.

Women in Information Society: Overcoming the Barriers. Natallia P. Khaziayeva, Women’s Business & Art Cooperation, Belarus

This paper explores why it is very important for women to have the most current information in various areas of life, and what barriers women face in searching for the information. The paper outlines alternative ways for women to obtain an informal education and uses “Women’s Business & Art Cooperation” real-life projects as examples to demonstrate several successful strategies.

New Cancer Memoirs and Body Politics. Maureen McNeil, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

This presentation looks at new forms of body politics and at the writing of the self that is associated with cancer, all in the context of recent developments in biotechnology and the internet.

Purdah : A religious practice or an instrument of exclusion, seclusion and isolation of women in a typical Islamic setting of No . Hauwau Evelyn Yusuf, Kaduna State University, Nigeria

The paper presents the intricacies of the use of religion and cultural practices in the continuous seclusion and isolation of women in typical Islamic setting of Northern Nigeria. It argued that purdah which has become an accepted practice in Northern Nigeria has not been accorded a pride of place in the Quran.

301 Experiences in Academia: Generations, Cultures, and Sexual Representation
09:00-10:30 250 Morisette

Ceilings and Cycles in Academe: A Mother-Daughter Story. Sandra Acker, University of Toronto, Canada; Dorie Millerson, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Canada

This paper shares a life-long conversation between a mother (near retirement) and a daughter (beginning a career) in academic life. Probing issues faced as women academics, each uses personal narrative and research literature to identify continuities and changes in the gendered and generational experience of academe.

Feminine Heroism in Academia: A Myth to Live By?

This panel will offer personal stories of postmodern individual feminine hero's journey, framed in the mythology of their respective cultural heritages - Senegal, Bangladesh, Ireland, Italy, and Jamaica - to find a singular lesson and a "myth to live by" to offer collective wisdom for other women in academia committed to equality and social justice in teacher education.

Women of Colour in the Academy: The South Asian 'Corner'. Rukhsana Ahmed, University of Ottawa, Canada; Peruvemba S. Jaya, University of Ottawa, Canada

Using a communicative approach, this presentation focuses on a conversation between the authors about their experiences as two colleagues who are women of colour in a department of communication, situating themselves in a space and location built upon strengths, similarities, and differences.

L'éducation et la transmission des modèles de genre : comment offrir une éducation exempte de représentations sexistes/sexuelles. Véronique Grenier, Université d'Ottawa, Canada

Cette présentation exposera les conclusions d'une thèse de maîtrise sur les politiques éducatives au Québec et en Ontario visant à contrer les stéréotypes sexistes/sexuels dans les manuels scolaires. On vérifiera l'efficacité de l'éducation dans les processus d'émancipation des femmes.

302 Women as Agents of Activism and Moralism in the Globalized World
09:00-12:30 251 Morisette

Anne R. Breneman, Hampton University, USA; EunJung Choi, University of Maryland University College, USA; Chinwe Lucy Marchie, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria; Rebecca Mbuh, Anglia Ruskins University, Singapore; Christiana O. Ogbog, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; Etsuko Yonezawa, International Parents and Infants Cross Cultural Group, Japan

Presenters in this session will discuss the ways they and others are meeting the economic, political, and vocational challenges facing women around the world every day. This is a multiple panel with six presenters hailing from and actively engaged in the struggle to break ground on three different continents.

303 Environmental Justice for Rural Women: Globalization and Climate Change
09:00-10:30 252 Morisette

Impacts of the Crisis in the Niger Delta Region on Women. Ogwezzy Oluwatosin Omobolanle, Minority and Indegenous Rights Advocacy of Nigeria, Nigeria

This panel looks at how conflicts with oil companies and the Nigerian government result in women in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria being subjected to violence such as rape, physical brutality, maiming, murder, and property destruction. Niger Delta women suffer unimaginable human rights abuses for which redress is unattainable.

Women’s Empowerment in the Coastal Livelihood Development and Environmental Protection in Xuan Thuy Ramsar, Vietnam. Than Thi Hien, Centre for Marinelife Conservation and Community Development, Vietnam

This presentation will highlight the situation and roles of women in Xuan Thuy Ramsar - highly recognized biodiversity coastal wetlands of Red River Delta, Vietnam, where local communities are dependent on coastal resources for their livelihood. It will look at these women's challenges and make recommendations for gender equity improvement for sustainable coastal livelihoods development in Vietnam.

Gender Perspectives on Climate Variability: Food Security and Health in Uganda. Beatrice Mirembe Mukasa, Makerere University Kampala, Uganda

This session looks at an IDRC-funded research project in Uganda which necessitated a diagnostic study in the cattle corridor to inform the project proposal development. Analysis of study findings from a gender perspective examined differentials in resilience of agriculture-based livelihoods due to the effects of climate variability on food and health security.

304 Strategies for Transnational Campaigning to Combat Prostitution and Violence against Women
09:00-10:30 256 Morisette

Asta Beate Haaland, Network North Against Prostitution and Violence Against Women, Norway; Marit Smuk Solbakk, Network North Against Prostitution and Violence against Women, Norway; Hanne Helth, 8th of March Initiative, Denmark; Diane Matte, Concertation des luttes contre l’exploitation sexuelle, Canada; Lee Lakeman, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter, Canada; Ane Stoe, The Feminist Group Ottar, Norway

Calling for change in prostitution policies globally, this workshop brings together Scandinavian and Canadian feminists to discuss how to address sex buyers, demand penalization of the buying of sexual services to minimize exploitation of persons in prostitution, and mobilize civil society (including men) in this struggle - all to strengthen transnational cooperation.

305 La Couverture Vivante
09:00-10:30 Agora University Centre

Doris Buttignol, Brasseurs de Cages, France; Carole Menduni, Brasseurs de Cages, France

Cette création collective internationale de femmes à travers le faire ensemble exploite les technologies du textile et du multimédia, en assemblant des autoportraits sur tissu à une information sur le site Internet du projet. Cette installation propose d'expérimenter le voyage de la couverture de façon sensorielle.

297 The Women's Court of Canada: Inventing Institutions of Resistance
09:00-10:30 Alumni Auditorium University Centre

Mary Eberts, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Shelagh Day, Women's Court of Canada, Canada; Natasha Bakht, University of Ottawa, Canada; Diana Majury, Carleton University, Canada

This is a panel about The Women's Court of Canada, an innovative project bringing together academics, activists, and litigators to literally rewrite the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms equality jurisprudence, 'reconsider' leading equality decisions, and render alternative decisions as a means of articulating fresh conceptions of substantive equality. Two artistic presentations will be offered in association with this session.

306 Connecting with Women of Courage
11:00-12:30 12140 Desmarais

Nicki Mosley, Outward Bound, Canada

This interactive session looks at the Women of Courage (WOC) – an innovative and ground breaking therapeutic program for empowering women survivors of violence. Fundamental components of the workshop include understanding the healing process and impacts and how a program can ripple through a home and community.

307 Potentiel transformateur des initiatives de groupes de femmes pour créer des lieux plus sécuritaires
11:00-12:30 12120 Desmarais

Marisa Canuto, Femmes et villes international, Canada; Karine Chayer, Action des femmes handicapées (Montréal), Canada; Isabelle Boisvert, Action des femmes handicapées (Montréal), Canada; Nicole Brisebois, Le Centre des aînées de Gatineau, Canada; Fanie St-Michel, Conscience urbaine, Canada

Ce panel illustrera la création par "Femmes et villes international" de lieux plus sécuritaires et inclusifs. Diffusion de compétences, d'outils, de connaissances et d'un soutien aux groupes de femmes. Programme «Créer des communautés plus sécuritaires pour les femmes marginalisées et toute la communauté».

308 Indigenous Women's Teachings
11:00-12:30 12113 Desmarais

Isabelle Meawasige, Grandmother's Lodge, Canada

Participants will gain insight into Indigenous Women's teachings - ancient and sacred knowledge of Aboriginal women's ways. This ancient knowledge is applicable today and can help humanity during these changing times. The session will look at how these teachings were lost and are now being remembered, suggesting "the time is now for women's ways".

309 Empowering Family Role Models to Stomp Out Sexual Abuse in Sub-Saharan Africa
11:00-12:30 12111 Desmarais

Lila Kathleen DeMarsh Pavey, Stepping Stones International, Botswana

This session proposes that by empowering family role models in sub-Saharan Africa - Aunties and Uncles - to take a lead in changing negative cultural patterns like sexual abuse, incest, and rape, then new lines of communication serve to bridge the generational gap, communities are mobilized, and safety nets within the family are created for the girl child.

310 From Grassroots to Global: Building a Women's Enterprise Development Movement
11:00-12:30 12110 Desmarais

Dr. Barbara Orser, University of Ottawa, Canada; Zouera Youssoufou, International Finance Corporation, World Bank, USA; Julie Weeks, Womenable, USA; Astrid Pregel, Feminomics Inc., Canada; Elizabeth Vazquez, WEConnect International, USA

This workshop will inform participants about small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) program and policy opportunities and response strategies to stimulate women's entrepreneurship. Strategies to advocate for SME policy change to further support women business growth will be discussed.

311 Vers la reconstruction d'Haiti et la construction de la liberté des Haitiennes  / Toward the Reconstruction of Haiti and the Construction of Liberty For Haitian Women
11:00-12:30 12102 Desmarais

Kerline Joseph, Voix Sans Frontières/Voice Without Borders, Canada; Paulette Flore Dongmo Kahou

Cette étude vise à déterminer les possibilités réelles de développement des femmes en Haïti principalement après le 12 janvier 2010, tout en questionnant sur la place que peuvent et doivent prendre celles-ci dans la reconstruction de leur pays. Cette analyse est supportée par la théorie de la construction sociale, pour une meilleure compréhension de la condition des femmes haïtiennes avant et après le séisme.

This study aims to identify real development possibilities for Haitian women, namely after 12 January 2010, by examining the role they can and must play in the reconstruction of their country. Supporting this analysis is the theory of social construction for a better understanding of Haitian women’s situation before and after the earthquake.

Cette session sera interprétée en français et anglais. / This session will be interpreted in French and English.

312 The Struggle to Penalize Sex Buyers in Scandinavia
11:00-12:30 11161 Desmarais

Ane Stoe, The Feminist Group Ottar, Norway; Marit Smuk Solbakk, Network North Against Prostitution and Violence against Women, Norway; Hanne Helth, 8th of March Initiative, Denmark; Asta Beate Haaland, Network North Against Prostitution and Violence Against Women, Norway

This presentation about how a seemingly hopeless struggle against the male privilege of having the 'right' to sexual services was successful thanks to women's collective organising is intended to inspire feminist struggles around the world. Discussion is based on the anthology, "The Struggle for penalising the sex buyers in Scandinavia" (2010).

313 From Stilettos to Moccasins: Criminalized Aboriginal Women's Healing from Drug Abuse
11:00-12:30 11143 Desmarais

Colleen Anne Dell, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Sheila Grantham, Carleton University, Canada; Jennifer Kilty, University of Ottawa, Canada; Cynthia Stirbys, University of Ottawa, Canada

This presentation examines the roles of stigma and identity in the healing journeys of criminalized First Nations women in treatment for drug abuse across Canada, and discusses the value and empowering impacts of using video and song as a research methodology.

314 Forging New Ground: Women’s Online Community Activism in Northern British Columbia
11:00-12:30 10143 Desmarais

Dawn Hemingway, Women North Network/Northern FIRE: The Centre for Women’s Health Research at the University of Northern BC, Canada; Christina McLennan, Women North Network/Northern FIRE: The Centre for Women’s Health Research at the University of Northern BC, Canada

This session looks at how the Women North Network (WNN) grew out of the Northern FIRE Centre for Women's Health Research at UNBC. Primarily an online network of women, women-serving organizations, academic, and community-based researchers, activists, and advocates, WNN shares information and works collectively toward social and political change in northern British Columbia, Canada.

315 Strengthening and Celebrating Women in ICT
11:00-12:30 9143 Desmarais

Ann Holmes, WIGSAT - Women, technology, society, Canada; Lori Smith, Toronto Workforce Innovation Group, Canada

This session is an invitation to discuss ways to attract and retain women in information and communication technologies (ICT). A regional initiative for Women and ICT in Canada is mapping activities in education, entrepreneurship, and the workforce seeks to share its work and link with other initiatives in Canada and abroad.

316 The Co-operative Child Care Alternative
11:00-12:30 8143 Desmarais

Amy Lightfoot, Le Jardin Cooperative Daycare, Canada; Adrienne Blair, Le Jardin Cooperative Daycare, Canada

This session delves into child care and examines a high quality, cost-effective alternative to traditional child care. The co-operative child care model allows for meaningful involvement in children's daily lives, even as careers continue. This presentation will examine benefits and challenges, and offer advice to participants interested in this model.

317 Examining the Economy of the LGBTQ Body: Bodies, Images, and the Re-inscription of Violence
11:00-12:30 8161 Desmarais

Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, The University of Denver Latino, USA; Debora Ortega, The University of Denver Latino, USA

Primarily concerned with the Body and Body Images, this presentation focuses on the economy of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer) body and asks "What does "our" LGBT media say about bodies and body images? Are we creating a new level of our own oppression and violence?"

318 Bringing Women’s Global Media to the University: Films for the Feminist Classroom
11:00-12:30 1140 Desmarais

Phyllis Holman Weisbard, University of Wisconsin System, USA; Emilie Zaslow, Pace University, USA; Karen Alexander, Films for the Feminist Classroom, USA; Deanna Utroske, Films for the Feminist Classroom, USA

This panel will introduce the online, open-access periodical Films for the Feminist Classroom and will feature discussion of the role of women’s media production, in particular film, in the academy as well as importance of supporting women’s global media. Panellists include a filmmaker, a librarian, a teacher, and a publisher.

319 Women and the Power of Our Philanthropy - Women Investing in Women  / Les femmes et le pouvoir de notre philanthropie - Des femmes qui investissent dans d'autres femmes  / Las mujeres y el poder de nuestra filantropía - las mujeres invierten en las mujeres
Presented by / Présenté par / Presentación de : Canadian Women's Foundation
11:00-12:30 4101 Desmarais

Abigail Disney, Daphne Foundation, USA; Margot Franssen, Canadian Women’s Foundation and Women’s Funding Network, Women Moving Millions, Canada; Mary Tidlund, Mary A. Tidlund Charitable Foundation, Canada

Un dialogue avec des philanthropes de pointe qui utilisent leur pouvoir de leurs ressources - leur argent, leur temps et leur influence - pour investir dans d'autres femmes. Elles vont discuter de la campagne novatrice Women Moving Millions, une initiative qui rassemble des donatrices d'un million de dollars pour appuyer des femmes: la croissance du mouvement philanthropique des femmes et les avantages pour elles des investissements philanthropiques. Changez les femmes et vous changerez le monde. Laissez-vous inspirer et apprenez comment nous utilisons notre pouvoir pour transformer la philanthropie.

A dialogue with leading women philanthropists who are using the power of their resources - their money, time and influence - to invest in other women. They will discuss the groundbreaking Women Moving Millions campaign, an initiative of million dollar donors supporting women: the growth of women's philanthropy; and benefits of philanthropic investments in women. Change women and you change the world. Be inspired and learn how we are using our power to change the face of philanthropy.

Un diálogo entre mujeres filántropas que se sirven del poder de sus recursos -dinero, tiempo e influencia- para invertir en otras mujeres. Hablarán sobre la campaña Women Moving Millions, una iniciativa de donadores de un millón de dólares que patrocinan a las mujeres; hablarán también sobre el aumento de la filantropía entre las mujeres y los beneficios de estas inversiones. Cambia a las mujeres y cambiarás el mundo. Inspírate y aprende cómo podemos usar nuestros propios recursos para cambiar el rostro de la filantropía.

This session will be interpreted in French, English, and Spanish. / Cette session sera interprétée en français, anglais et espagnol. / Esta sesión se interpretará en Francés, Inglés y Español.

320 Organisations, réseaux de femmes et occupation non traditionnelle de territoires politiques et économiques
11:00-12:30 4130 Desmarais

Nana Sissako-Traore, Groupe Pivot Droits et Citoyenneté des Femmes, Mali; Santa Petronilla Bocel Ibate, Unión Nacional de Mujeres Guatemaltecas, Guatemala; Saraswoti Rai (Gurung), Nepal Indigenous People Development Information Centre, Nepal; Doris Caceres Ramirez, Red Nacional de Promocion de la Mujer, Pérou

Ce panel fera valoir comment des organisations de femmes de partout s'investissent dans des alternatives économiques viables face à la mondialisation : construction de la démocratie locale, audit social ; regroupements au plan sous-régional pour mieux définir et appliquer des politiques favorisant les droits des femmes.

321 Power, Privilege, and Resistance in the Classroom: Reflections on Feminist Pedagogy
11:00-12:30 4170 Desmarais

Sean Burke, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA; Elizabeth Conlon, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA; Susan Mody, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA; Donna Kelley, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA; Winnie Kaur, SUNY Plattsburgh, India/USA; Simona Sharoni, Gender & Women's Studies Dept, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA

This panel will examine diverse experiences as professors and teaching assistants in a range of Gender and Women's Studies courses.

322 Response to Mass Rapes in Bosnia and Somalia: The Women's Health Project
11:00-12:30 6160 Desmarais

Heather Menzies, Women's Health Project, Canada; Farhat Rehman, Canadian Council of Muslim Women, Canada; Bessa Whitmore, Carleton University, Canada; Judith Wouk, Women's Health Project; Ivana Felice, Women's Health Project

This presentation by the Women's Health Project will look at local response to the mass rapes of women in Bosnia and Somalia in the 1990s. Discussion will cover the relationship-building between different feminist organizations and the refugee women in Ottawa, survival needs of the local refugees, public outreach, and fundraising.

323 Lights, Camera, Action! Using New Media to Empower Nurses for a Healthy World
11:00-12:30 7170 Desmarais

Deva-Marie Beck, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health, Canada; Dionne Sinclair, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health, Canada; Phalakshi Manjrekar, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health, India; Poonam Sharma, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health, Canada

Using the television talk show format, this presentation breaks new intercultural and intergenerational ground. Savvy with new media and committed to women's needs, four nurses will facilitate a lively discussion among participants about how today's emerging multi-media opportunities provide effective new platforms to advocate for the causes we care about.

324 Women’s Experiences and Responses to Climate Change, Globalization and Processes of Gender Exclusion in the Himalayas
11:00-12:30 3102 Desmarais

Dr. Ritu Verma, ICIMOD, Nepal; Chime Wangdi, Tarayana Foundation, Bhutan; Dr. Manohara Khadka, ICIMOD, Nepal; Dr. Ruchi Badola, Wildlife Institute of India, India; Anuradha Koirala

This panel looks at how women in the Himalayas - where forces of globalization are exacerbated by economic poverty, climate change, and disadvantaging gender power relations - are reacting and adapting to the increasing interconnectedness yet paradoxical disconnectedness of a globalized world. It shares critical learnings/strategies for empowerment and breaking new ground for gender-positive change.

325 Breaking Ground for Women in Canada's North: The FemNorthNet Project
11:00-12:30 3120 Desmarais

Georgina Jolibois, Town of La Loche, Saskatchewan, Canada; Charlene Lafreniere, City of Thompson, Manitoba, Canada; Petrina Beals, Mokami Status of Women Centre, Canada; Noreen Careen, Labrador West Status of Women Council, Canada; Jane Stinson, Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, Canada

The session will illustrate the participatory action research from FemNorthNet, a project of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women. Women from four communities in Canada's North will convey challenges and possibilities for change in their communities to address the upheavals that result from economic boom and busts.

326 Activist Research and Gender Justice
11:00-12:30 221 Morisette

Marina Karides, Florida Atlantic University, USA; Shahin Gerami, San Jose State University, USA; Mechthild Hart, De Paul University, USA; Sarah Rogers, St John's University, USA; Elham Amini, Azad University , Iran; Roberta Villalon, St. John's University, USA; Berit Angelskår, University of Bergen, Israel/Palestine/Norway

Panellists will explore the various ways activist research methodologies have furthered gender justice struggles across the globe - from Morocco to Iran to the U.S./Mexico border. Nine transnational activist scholars will share their experiences of personally, politically, and academically becoming involved with the struggles of the communities with which they developed their activist research projects.

327 Activism 2.0: Exploring social engagement through the lens of "empathic action"
11:00-12:30 250 Morisette

Our presentation will be in two parts: First, we will introduce the notion of "empathic action" and describe how its adoption as a philosophical approach to social action has the potential to drive social change. Secondly, by using the partnership between 60 million girls and the Stephen Lewis Foundation as a case study, we will discuss how we can increase the effectiveness of the funding/partner relationship and strategies that have proven successful in improving the effectiveness and increasing the impact of grassroots efforts to support girls’ and women’s empowerment.

328 GBA as Good Medicine
11:00-12:30 252 Morisette

Adeline Webber, Whitehorse Aboriginal Women's Circle, Canada

This workshop introduces the importance of sex and gender concepts into research and policies while re-establishing our sacred relationships through gender balancing.

329 Re-Focusing the Gender and Migration Lens
11:00-12:30 256 Morisette

Maria Kontos, Institute of Social Research, Germany; Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, University of Lethbridge, Canada; Evangelia Tastsoglou, Saint Mary’s University, International Sociological Association, Canada; Margaret Abraham, Hofstra University, International Sociological Association, USA

This panel includes four papers that discuss some ways to (re)focus, (re)frame, and expand the definitions of gender and migration in a globalized world. Panellists will emphasize the importance of developing conceptual frameworks centering on women's life experiences and border-crossing trajectories not conventionally thought of as migratory or related to migration.

330 Flesh Mapping, Les draps parlent, resistance des mujeres: prostitution in a globalized world prostitution dans un monde globalisé prostitución en un mundo globalizado
11:00-12:30 Terminus University Centre

Lee Lakeman, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter, Canada; Diane Matte, Concertation des luttes contre l’exploitation sexuelle, Canada; Jeannette Corbiere Lavell, Native Women's Association of Canada, Canada; Cherry Smiley, Aboriginal Women's Action Network, Canada; Michelle Audette, Quebec Native Women’s Association, Canada; Young Sook Cho, South Korea; Indrani Sinha, India; Suzuyo Takazato, Japan; Clorinde Zephyr, Haiti; Malka Marcovich, France; Fouzia Assali, Morocco; Sigma Huda, Bangladesh; Mediatrice Barengaybo, South Africa; Jean Enriquez, Philippines; Cleone Santos, Brazil; Teresa Ulloa Ziáurriz, Mexico

Each day, at least 16 women will come to the table, amidst the talking “sheets”, in a facilitated feminist response to prostitution as we build a global women’s movement. Simultaneous translation in English, French Spanish for daily live discussion.