Register now for the PBI-Canada webinar on International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, November 29

Published by Brent Patterson on

Peace Brigades International-Canada will be hosting a webinar on Sunday November 29 at 1 pm EST to mark International Women Human Rights Defenders Day.

To register for it, please click here.

The webinar will feature:

Tatiana Triana is a member of the Social Corporation for Community Advisory and Training Services (COSPACC) in Colombia that accompanies victims of human rights violations, including the social leaders criminalized by Toronto-based Frontera Energy.

Sophia Sidarous is a Mi’kmaq from the Metepenagiag First Nation in New Brunswick who has been a key organizer of numerous resistance actions in Ottawa (unceded Algonquin territory) in support of the Mi’kmaq, Algonquin, Wet’suwet’en and Secwepemc peoples.

Maryanne Kasina is a writer and the convener of Women in Social Justice Centres movement in Kenya. She is the co-founder of Kayole Community Justice Centre in Nairobi that organizes against gender-based violence and police brutality.

Meera Karunananthan is the Ottawa-based Director of Blue Planet Project, a global initiative aimed at promoting water justice around the world, and a PhD candidate in geography studying feminist urban water justice struggles. She is also a member of the Peace Brigades International-Canada Board of Directors.

To register for this webinar, please click here.


Tatiana Triana: “I am grateful to PBI-Canada for the invitation to talk about women human rights defenders in a space with human rights defenders from different latitudes. These spaces are very valuable and necessary.”

Maryanne Kasina: “Sign up to join the Webinar on international women human rights defenders day and listen to the progressiveness, resolutions and challenges faced by WHRD.”

Meera Karunananthan: “It is truly an honour to be working with Peace Brigades International-Canada to moderate this event featuring incredible frontline human rights and land defenders on November 29, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day.”

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