International Dialogue Symposium

Magill Research Team

November 2016

International Dialogue Symposium

On November 9, 2016 Networks 4 Change held one of its key meetings with participants from Canada, South Africa, and the United States, the International Dialogue Symposium, at McGill

University. Co-sponsored by McGill and the Girls Action Foundation, this one day event preceded the National Women’s Studies Association held in Montreal, with the theme of decoloniality.

This pre-conference ‘community building’ event facilitated dialogue between key stakeholders and partners working in the area of sexual violence, along with a number of young women themselves who will speak about critical issues related to violence and leadership.

There were three panel discussions featured during this event, exploring the complexity of and learnings from working across varied geographic locations, the critical issues in addressing sexual violence, and the progress of the project up to this point.

Dialogue Session OneWorking Across Generations and Geography

Kari-Dawn Wuttunee (National Indigenous Young Women’s Council) Brittany Jones (National Indigenous Young Women’s Council) Kirsten Lindquist (National Indigenous Young Women’s Council)

Dialogue Session TwoNetworks for Change and Well-being: Where are we now?

Marnina Gonick (Mount Saint Vincent University) Sandrina de Finney (University of Victoria) Sarah Flicker (York University) Relebohile Moletsane (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

Dialogue Session Three Critical Issues in Addressing Sexual Violence with Girls and Young Women: New directions

Shaheen Shariff (McGill University) Shanly Dixon (Concordia University) Lisa Starr (McGill University) Rachel Zellars (Girls Action Foundation)