YWCA NWT to represent the North on World Stage at UN Commission in New York

Mar 07, 2018

March 6, 2018 (YELLOWKNIFE) A representative from YWCA NWT will be part of the Canadian delegation attending the 62nd session of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women in New York City.

This year’s theme, Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls, is an ideal fit for YWCA NWT and Amanda Kanbari, an employee of YWCA NWT, was asked to be part of the YWCA Canada Delegation because of the work the organization is doing to support and empower women and girls across the territory.  

Amanda will be speaking about the YWCA’s work in preventing gender-based violence at an opening panel on March 12 titled, Highway of Tears: Gender-based Violence in Rural and Northern Canada.

“Being chosen to join the Canadian delegation and work with them is an incredible honour, and so is the opportunity to contribute by sharing the work the YWCA is doing in the Northwest Territories,” says Amanda.  “I feel YWCA NWT's work with women, girls, and young people should be showcased and I am excited to share our promising practices with other women's organizations.”

Closer to home, Amanda championed the YWCA Young Women's Leadership Council, leads the Dudes Club youth empowerment program, and is also a delegate for the YWCA Canada Young Women’s National Leadership Summit.

The Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018 and will include political and non-governmental representatives from across the world.

For more information, please contact:

Amanda Kanbari
Project Child Recovery Coordinator, YWCA NWT
C: (867) 445-3727
E: childrecovery@ywcanwt.ca

Alayna Ward
Director of Community Relations, YWCA NWT
C: (867) 444-9609
E: giving@ywcanwt.ca