Media Advisory - YWCA Canada launches resources to create a safer digital world for young women

TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2016 /CNW/ -

WHAT:        

YWCA Canada event to launch resources and a new initiative in line with Project Shift: Creating a Safer Digital World for Young Women at an event taking place at Facebook Canada headquarters on the International Day of the Girl.  Co-hosted by Facebook Canada, From Selfies to Self-Care: Resources for a Safer Digital World will feature a panel discussion, the launch of a new video and a guide for girls and young women on their rights online and beyond.   Young women from the Strong Girls. Strong World program will host the event that includes a Selfie station and Self-Care presentation.



WHO:         

Antigone Davis, Head of Global Safety, Facebook


Shannon Giannitsopoulou, Co-Founder, femifesto 


Sidrah Maysoon Ahmad, femifesto


Rania El Mugammar, Equity and Anti-oppression Educator, Outburst!


Andy Villanueva, Co-Founder, Project Slut


Susan Tiihonen, multidisciplinary artist, human rights activist


Nasma Ahmed, web developer and community organizer



WHEN & WHERE:  



Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 6:00pm-7:30 pm EST


Facebook Canada – 661 University Ave., Suite 1201


Toronto, ON

 

About YWCA Canada:
YWCA Canada is the country's oldest and largest women's multi-service organization. Our 32 Member Associations across the country serve women and girls in nine provinces and two territories. YWCA Canada is the nation's single largest provider of shelter to women and children fleeing violence. For more information visit www.ywcacanada.ca, find us on Twitter @YWCA_Canada or at www.facebook.com/ywcacanada

SOURCE YWCA Canada

For further information: For information and interviews: Laura Tilley, Communications Manager, YWCA Canada, 416- 962-8881 x 233.

RELATED LINKS
http://www.ywcacanada.ca

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