Check out what the Women Transforming Cities community has been up to lately.
WTC Featured by BCCIC
British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) has released their first e-magazine carrying more than 50 powerful stories, poems, and artwork about the Leave No One Behind (LNOB) pledge. WTC was happy to take part in this project with a piece by co-chair Joy Masuhara on the Women Friendly Cities Challenge. See the e-zine here.
WTC is on Tiktok
WTC is on TikTok! We will be posting short videos highlighting important motions from an equity and intersectionality perspective coming to Vancouver City Council. We want to demystify the council process, draw attention to important motions and encourage people to get involved.
WTC at the CSW65
Two weeks ago, WTC hosted an event at the UN Commission for the Status for Women conference called ‘Creating Women Friendly CIties’. We were joined by partners at Col·lectiu Punt 6, The Seoul Foundation of Women and Family, NDI Iraq, and the City of Vancouver as we shared examples of Wise Practices around the world. If you missed it you can watch the recording here!
Challenging Racist “British Columbia”: 150 Years and Counting
WTC was a partner for the book launch of Challenging Racist “British Columbia”: 150 Years and Counting which was co-presented by the Pacific Canada Heritage Centre-Museum of Migration & the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives BC Office (download the booklet for free here).
WTC partners with ArtLink for an online event called (Be)Longing: Queer SWANA Women & Folk Talk Life after Migration. An open and safe conversation alongside a panel featuring queer and trans women, agender, and non-binary folks from South West Asia and North Africa as they shared their unique experiences navigating their identities and relationship with faith, family, and migration. The event aimed to challenge structures of intergenerational misogyny and homophobia and create a space together that paves the way for support and healing to catalyze hard conversations while also leaving participants with a sense that a better future is possible.
A discussion between Halena Seiferling, Rhiannon Bennett, Andrea Reimer and Ellen Woodsworth exploring how structural changes to the electoral system in Vancouver would help increase the diversity of the council. They have found that in of all the Mayors and City Councillors in the 16 major municipalities only 5 are women of colour!