Upcoming Events

Violence Against Women and the Role of Masculinity

During 12 Days for Action Against Violence against Women

TUESDAY, DEC 1 @ 11 AM – 12 PM
ONLINE (free webinar)

Note: this webinar will be simultaneously interpreted in English. 

Still today, one in three women is a victim of physical or sexual violence. Men have long been considered part of the problem, rather than an integral part of the solution to the elimination of violence against women. Yet, there is a great deal of research that suggests that when men are included in interventions, men can effectively contribute to reducing gender inequality.
This webinar will present the work of AQOCI’s Gender in Practice community on masculinities and the integration of this approach in the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation’s (CECI) programming, particularly in Rwanda.

Four presenters will speak with us:

  • Anne Delorme, Coordinator of the Quebec Women and Development Committee (CQFD) of AQOCI and coordinator of the Gender in Practice community of practice.
  • Suzanne Dumouchel, CECI project officer. Suzanne developed and managed a diversity of projects in different fields, largely focused on civil society and women’s rights for over 25 years.
  • Edouard Munyamaliza, Executive Secretary of Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre (RWAMREC), founded in 2006 by a group of Rwandan men who wanted to involve men in tackling questions of gender equality and to support a ‘positive’ masculinity.
  • Francine Rutazana, consultant for the Fight Against Violence Against Women and Girls in the Great Lakes Region project (PLUVIF) team for Rwanda.

For more information on this subject, please see the resource section on the CQFD website as well as the technical brief from the CdP on masculinity: Fiche technique CdP – La masculinité

For more information, please contact Rachel Levee. ICN National Coordinator

This webinar is a collaborative effort by the Inter-Council Network (ICN), of which SCIC is an active member.


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Global Citizen Youth Leaders – Saskatchewan Fall Speaking Tour

FALL 2015 – Book a Free Presentation for your School through the Global Citizen Youth Leadership Program!

Are you looking for engaging and interactive ways to inspire youth leadership and peer-learning? Are you interested in enhancing your students’ understanding of global issues? Recently returned from El Salvador, SCIC’s Global Citizenship Youth Leaders will be embarking on a speaking tour across Saskatchewan, inspiring and motivating other young people to see themselves as global citizens and to become leaders in their local and global communities. Presentations are limited, so book early to ensure your students get the incredible opportunity to interact with these young, engaged Saskatchewan youth!

To book a presentation for the Fall 2015, contact: Steffany Salloum, 306-757-4669 or pe@earthbeat.sk.ca.

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Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals:

How Animals & People Affect Each Other in Development & Disasters

ICNEngage Animals & People

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 23 @ 10 – 11 AM
ONLINE (free webinar)

Watch the recorded video presentation

View the Jane Goodall Institute’s presentation slides

View World Animal Protection’s presentation slides

Featuring the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and World Animal Protection 

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development acknowledges that development cannot be sustainable unless it envisions “a world in which humanity lives in harmony with nature and in which wildlife and other living species are protected.” Using case studies of their work in Uganda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), JGI’s technical advisor, Debby Cox will show how their holistic approach can actually address the root causes of wildlife endangerment – poverty, and how their work helping people, protects animals.

More information on the SDGs and the post 2015 development agenda can be accessed here.

For more information, please contact Rachel Levee. ICN National Coordinator

This webinar is a collaborative effort by the Inter-Council Network (ICN), of which SCIC is an active member.

Canada in Africa: 300 Years of Aid & Exploitation – Saskatchewan Book Launch & Author Talk

Yves Engler - Canada in Africa launch 2015

3:00 PM – Turning the Tide Bookstore, 615 Main Street
Facebook Event

6:30 PM – Artful Dodger Cafe & Music Emporium, 1631 11th Ave.
3:30 PM – U of R Classroom Building Room Room 312 (CL 312)
Facebook Event

Join us for the prairies launch of this important book with author Yves Engler. details Canada’s foreign policy as it relates to the African continent, shedding light on our dark track record for all Canadians to see. “Yves Engler continues his groundbreaking analyses of past and present Canadian foreign policy with Canada in Africa – 300 years of Aid and Exploitation. This work documents Canadian involvement in the transatlantic slave trade, “scramble for Africa”, missionary movement and European colonialism. The book also reveals Ottawa’s opposition to anti-colonial struggles, support for apartheid South Africa and Idi Amin’s coup as well as this country’s role in ousting independence leaders. If you’ve ever wondered why 45% of Africans still live on less than one dollar a day you should read this book.” Read more reviews about Canada in Africa…