As part of the International Development and Globalization Student Association’s International Development Week conference, Nutrition International and World Vision Canada held the ‘Together for Girls’ workshop on youth advocacy for gender equality and nutrition.
Welcomed by Julie Savard-Shaw of Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada, more than 100 University of Ottawa students gathered to hear insights from a number of inspiring female leaders:
Participants then reflected on the panel discussions and shared their own contributions and commitments to nutrition and gender equality, in an engaging workshop session hosted by panellists and representatives from RESULTS Canada and CanWaCH. We talked about different ways to take action at the community level to make a difference for girls, both locally and globally, the need to engage on both Indigenous and global issues consistently, the gender imbalances that students see in their courses, the challenges they face getting interest from those outside international development courses, and the need for not only youth involvement in advocacy but youth remuneration for those efforts (students have bills too!).
The next question was, how do we tackle these issues? Although we can’t fit them all in here, some of the inspiring ideas included:
Nutrition International and World Vision Canada are grateful for the support of all participating organizations and attendees and are excited to see what the future holds for youth advocacy!
February 19, 2019
Nutrition International and World Vision Canada
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