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

TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2016 /CNW/ -


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.


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


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, find us on Twitter @YWCA_Canada or at


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


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