Miriam Palacios is the Public Engagement, Policy and Campaign Officer for Oxfam Canada in B.C. Originally from Guatemala, Miriam has been and tireless human rights activist and advocate. Miriam has helped to educate many people in Vancouver about issues related to Human Rights, Women’s Rights, Food and Trade and many other global and local oriented topics related to human rights. She is the co-founder of initiatives such as the Vancouver Fair Trade Coffee Network; Current Board Member of the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation’s and has participated in several Task Forces such as the Make Poverty History. Miriam was a key player in the Task Force that work with the City of
Meet Rebecca Bateman, PH.D., MA (Planning) Project Manager, “Action on systemic barriers to women’s participation in local government” a collaborative project between Women Transforming Cities, and the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) funded by Status of Women Canada Rebecca is very pleased to be joining the WTC team! She has worked in the area of housing both as a volunteer and as an academic researcher, and is a former board member of Bridge Housing Society for Women. She was the initiator and co-author of a research project that examined the relationship between housing and the health of low-income women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Rebecca was also m
The City is updating its 2005 Gender Equality Strategy. The goal of the Strategy was to take action on discrimination faced by women and to implement measures to improve gender equity.
They are seeking input from the public as well as from a variety of organizations and experts as they develop the new Strategy. They have launched an on line public survey and are hosting a public forum on April 19, 2017, at the Creekside Community Centre from 4-8pm. For more information visit us here.
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada & Parks Canada Friday April 21, 2017 11:00am Vancouver City Hall, 453 West 12th Ave (at Cambie St.) Main floor Special performance by The ReSisters This invitation is open to the public