April 23, 2018   | Post by:   | in News

W7 summit to tackle global issues from a feminist perspective

(Ottawa) This year’s G7 includes a summit of feminist leaders – a first for the G7. The Women7 – W7 –is taking place in Ottawa on April 25-26, bringing together a diverse group of feminist women’s rights activists from around the world. The two-day summit aims to give voice to those who are often absent in G7 discussions: women in all their diversity. Discussions will cover pressing global issues that disproportionately affect women – including economic inequality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, violence against women, peace and security, and climate change.

WHO: 50 feminist activists from 20 countries, Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef, G7 Sherpa Peter Boehm.

WHERE/WHEN: Media are invited to attend the welcome reception, opening session and closing breakfast event.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 8:00p.m.

  • Welcome Reception
    • Lantern Room National Arts Centre

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
8:45 a.m. – 9:45a.m.

  • W7 Opening Session
    • Pacific Room National Arts Centre

Friday, April 27, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

  • Public Breakfast Panel:
    • Dear G7: #theFUTUREisFEMINIST
      • O’Born Room National Arts Centre

For more information about the W7 visit (from noon, April 23, 2018). To arrange interviews please contact:

Ketty Nivyabandi
Nobel Women’s Initiative
613 501 3021

Laura Neidhart
Canada Without Poverty
(613) 293-2446

Post a comment