Speaking Tour:  Women’s Health, Women’s Rights

Calendar Community May 25, 2017 at 2:48 pm

WomenTORONO–Inter Pares and The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic are co-presenting a public event focused on sexual and reproductive health, and violence against women.

The Philippines-based Likhaan Centre for Women’s Health staff members Caren Pineda and Mark Abellon will be visiting Canada for a five-city speaking tour to share their experience addressing poverty and lack of access to contraception, and fostering comprehensive sexuality education. This event will feature a 30-minute film, Sulingan - portraying the true stories of three women whose lives were wrought by violence, social inequality, and natural disaster, and who found resiliency and strength in Likhaan’s community programs.

Reproductive health and rights are a major focus of Likhaan’s programs, reflected in its clinical services, education work and advocacy. It also promotes a health-care system that is more humane and respects the patients.

“Inter Pares is thrilled to offer an opportunity, through this tour, for the public to learn more about women’s reproductive rights in the Philippines, understand better Canadian contributions to these efforts, and make international solidarity connections” said Rita Morbia, Executive Director of Inter Pares.

The Government of Canada provides funding for Inter Pares’ program with the Likhaan Centre for Women’s Health.

Where: Barbra Schlifer Clinic, Suite 503, 489 College Street, Toronto, ON

When : 7:00pm Tuesday May 23, 2017

(PRESS RELEASE)

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Likhaan logoAbout Likhaan Centre for Women’s Health
Likhaan is a national women’s health organization that develops alternative, community-based primary health programs in impoverished urban and rural communities of the Philippines, with a particular emphasis on women’s health.

Inter Pares logo-smallAbout Inter Pares
Inter Pares draws on forty years of experience and a worldwide activist network to challenge inequality around the world. Known for a progressive and innovative approach to international cooperation, Inter Pares supports people’s struggles to build societies that are fair for all.

Barbra Schlifer logoAbout The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic
The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic is a specialized clinic for women experiencing violence, established in the memory of Barbra Schlifer – an idealistic young lawyer whose life was cut short by violence on the night of her call to the bar of Ontario on April 11, 1980.  In her memory, the Clinic assists approximately 4,000 women a year to build lives free from violence through counselling, legal representation and language interpretation.