Media Advisory - Leading Peaceful Revolution: Indigenous Women at Beijing 20+

YWCA Canada, Native Women's Association of Canada and 4Rs Youth Movement Present at UN CSW59

NEW YORK, NY, March 12, 2015 /CNW/ -


United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 59 Parallel Event Leading Peaceful Revolution: Indigenous Women at Beijing 20+ sponsored by YWCA Canada, Native Women's Association of Canada and 4Rs Youth Movement and post event media availability.


Thursday March 12, 2015
Parallel Event: 6:15-7:45PM
Post-event Media Availability: 8:00PM


Guild Hall, Armenian Convention Centre
630 2nd Avenue (at 35th street)
New York, NY 10017


Available for Media:

  • Jamie Medicine-Crane, Vice-Chair, YWCA Canada on the Epidemic of Youth Deaths and State of Emergency on the Kainai (Blood) Nation
  • Dr. Dawn Harvard, President, Native Women's Association of Canada on Missing and Murdered Women in Canada and the recent CEDAW report
  • Michelle Deshong, Australia on Indigenous peoples lives being challenged through removal off lands and denial of critical services
  • Dr. Pamela Palmater, Chair in Indigenous Governance, Ryerson University on Canada's neglect of growing murdered and missing Indigenous women and children.
  • Curt Young, of the award-winning duo, Young Medicine

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, find us on Twitter @YWCA_Canada or at  


For further information: For information and interviews: New York: Ann Decter, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, YWCA Canada, 416-275-0443,; Toronto: Laura Tilley, Communications Manager, YWCA Canada, 416- 962-8881 x 233


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