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Event: Engaging with Feminist Leadership – A Personal Journey

July 7 | Join us as we launch the Feminist Leadership Speaker Series celebrating the 10th anniversary of Coady Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership. Srilatha Batliwala is the series’ first speaker and she is a long-time women’s rights advocate. She focuses on concepts and practices of feminist movement-building, women’s transformative leadership, gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation, and capacity building and mentoring of young women activists.

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Celebrating National Indigenous People’s Day

Today, June 21, is the summer solstice and the 25th National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day for all Canadians on Turtle Island to recognize and celebrate the culture, heritage, and contributions of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples just as Indigenous peoples have for generations. Read more…

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A Statement regarding the Mass Grave Discovery at Kamloops Indian Residential School

We share in the grief of this most recent discovery; and we acknowledge that this grief is unequally carried by those directly targeted by the historical and ongoing violence against them as Indigenous communities across Turtle Island continue to experience intergenerational trauma from these experiences at the hands of Canada’s governments and church officials.

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Longtime Coady Partners working Together to Address Crisis in India

As the Covid-19 global pandemic in India deepens, SEWA Director Reema Nanavaty informed Coady how the crisis is affecting its nearly two million members. While Coady is unable to provide emergency funding requests, executive director Gord Cunningham and senior program staff member Yogesh Ghore were able to work with Comart Foundation, already a Coady funder for a project with SEWA, to secure an additional $500,000 to help SEWA deal with the immediate emergency as well as support to its members in rebuilding livelihoods.

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ENGAGE! One Year In.

ENGAGE! Women’s Empowerment and Active Citizenship is a five-year initiative co-designed by Coady Institute and five partner-organizations in Ethiopia, India, Tanzania, Bangladesh, and Haiti. The project’s goal is to advance gender equality and poverty reduction by enhancing women’s capacity to participate in the social and economic life of their communities.

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