On Friday, 30 November, Nobel Laureate Jody Williams will speak in Ottawa at “A World of Women: A Nobel Peace Laureate’s reflections on Canada’s place in the world.” The event is jointly sponsored by Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) and the Nobel Women’s Initiative.
- Location: Ottawa Arts Court Theatre
- Date: Friday, 30 November 2007
- Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
For more information on the event visit FAFIA’s website.
While in Ottawa, Professor Williams will hold meetings with parliamentarians and government leaders about Canada’s leadership on global issues, such as in the situations in Darfur and Burma . Williams’ advocacy over the past year has primarily been focused on the humanitarian crises in both countries. During her visit, Williams also answered questions from readers of Ottawa’s Globe and Mail during an online interview. Read some of her comments here.
Williams’ visit precedes events celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention, which was signed in Ottawa by 122 governments in December 1997. That same year, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and founding coordinator Jody Williams were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work to ban landmines.
Where’s Canada’s leadership on global issues?, Globe and Mail, 29 November 2007
Listen to Jody Williams’ Interview on CBC RadioONE’s The Current, 3 December 2007 (scroll to the bottom of the page and click ‘Listen to The Current: Part 3’)
For more information on women’s rights in Canada:
- Canada slips from 14th to 18th place in world rankings on gender equality, Associated Press, 8 November 2007.
- Read the response of women across Canada to the cuts to the Status of Women Canada: Women rally across Canada to protest Tory cuts, CBC News, 8 December 2006.
For more information on Darfur:
- Read the op-ed by Jody Williams and Desmund Tutu, Working Together to Save Darfur, Christian Science Monitor, 21 June 2007
For more information on Burma:
- Read the op-ed by Jody Williams, Freedom for Burma: China is propping up another despotic regime, Wall Street Journal, 26 September 2007
- Since mid-August 2007 Burma’s military regime has unleashed the latest crackdown on its citizens’ long-standing nonviolent resistance movement. Read a Summary of Recent Events .