September 2020 Newsletter

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Celebrate Gender Equality Week 2020 with us!

To mark Gender Equality Week, we’re hosting a special virtual convening from September 22 – 24! Join us for three days of diverse multi-day programming led by experts in advocacy, education, policy development, research, programming and more. Exchange expertise, experiences and lessons learned with some of the sharpest minds in gender equality and global health. Learn more here.

How are you marking UNGA75? 

It’s the 75th anniversary of the United Nations! It’s also the first ever virtual UN General Assembly (UNGA) with nation states, civil society organizations, activists and private sector partners convening online from September 15 – 30. What are you doing to mark UNGA75? Please share your organization’s UNGA plans with CanWaCH by emailing Aminata Wurie, Global Partnerships Officer.

10 gender equality terms explained

There are some important conversations happening in Canada and around the world about gender equality and LGBTQ+ rights. Whether you’re seeking to engage more in those discussions or to better understand the key issues, here are 10 key terms you might have heard about gender and what they mean.

Mark your calendars for the Canadian Global Health Students & Young Professionals Summit!

CanWaCH is proud to be a partner of the 7th annual Canadian Global Health Students & Young Professionals Summit (GHSYPS), taking place virtually on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The call for abstracts is now open ahead of the Summit!

Save the date! Join us for the CanWaCH AGM on November 24, 2020

On November 24 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST, CanWaCH is hosting our Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually and we want to see you there! The AGM will feature engaging speakers, opportunities to network and the business meeting. Stay tuned for more information.

Members and Associates: Renewal period is coming up!

Please note that membership renewal notices will be sent out on October 1, 2020, and that membership fees are due November 1, 2020. Members must be in good standing in order to vote at the CanWaCH AGM in November. For more information, please contact Nicole Jamrozinski, Senior Program Coordinator.

Articles & Publications

Expert advice for starting your career in international development, CanWaCH

Top 5 Global Concerns of Canadians Amid COVID-19, CanWaCH

Left Out and Left Behind: Ignoring Women Will Prevent Us From Solving the Hunger Crisis, Care Canada

Midwives save lives through thick and thin, Global Affairs Canada

COVID-19 undermining breastfeeding, The Whig

Responding to COVID-19: Global Accountability Report – March to May 2020, Doctors Without Borders

80% of people surveyed say their country won’t be able to return to normal life until COVID-19 is under control everywhere, World Vision

Neglected Tropical Diseases: Canadians Making Progress In Global Health Goals, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR)

Cuso International is removing barriers to education for high school girls in Ethiopia, Cuso International

HealthBridge Vietnam launches a new health and gender equality project, HealthBridge Canada

With breastfeeding and kangaroo mother care, baby Prapti gets a healthier start to life, Nutrition International

Upcoming Events

September 15 – 22, 75th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 75), Virtual

September 16, Lancement CReSP : Le droit à l’alimentation en temps de pandémie et la transition vers des systèmes alimentaires durables, Virtual

September 21 – 25, Gender Equality Week, Global

September 21, International Day of Peace, Global

September 22 – 24, CanWaCH Virtual Convening: Gender Equality Week, Virtual

September 28, International Day for Universal Access to Information, Global

October 1, International Day of Older Persons, Global

October 8, Women engaged for human dignity, Virtual

October 8, World Sight Day, Global

October 10, World Mental Health Day, Global

October 11, International Day of the Girl Child, Global

Add your event to the More Canada Events Calendar

Jobs & Opportunities

Gender Equality Officer, CanWaCH

Team Lead of Partnerships and Programs, The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund

2021 Global Child Health Catalyst Grant, The Centre for Global Child Health

Chargée ou chargé des communications, Centre de coopération internationale en santé et développement

Call For Nominations: Vic Neufeld Mentorship Award In Global Health Research, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR)

Policy and Advocacy Officer, Results Canada

Project Officer, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research

Cisco Youth Leadership Award, Global Citizen

Board Member, WaterAid Canada

Resource Development Officer (bilingual), Crossroads International

Communications Officer – Bilingual, Crossroads International

IDRC Research Awards 2021, The International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Have an opportunity that you would like to share with us? Please contact us at [email protected]


September 9, 2020