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WW 2011 general overview may2010

  1. 1. Women’s Worlds 20113-7 July, 2011Ottawa-Gatineau<br />
  2. 2. background<br />held every three years, beginning in 1981<br />2011 will be the 30th anniversary of Women’s Worlds and the 11th such event<br />first international interdisciplinary congress to focus on research on women and open to both researchers and activists <br />no single organization sponsors or runs the event <br />English has always been the official language<br />2008 first bilingual WW (English, Spanish)<br />2011 first trilingual WW (English, French, Spanish)<br />General Overview – Women’s Worlds 2011<br />
  3. 3. WW through the years<br />when where participants<br />1981 Israël 623<br />1984 Netherlands 800<br />1987 Ireland 3,400<br />1990 USA 3,000<br />1993 Costa Rica 1,000<br />1996 Australia 1,000<br />1999 Norway 1,700<br />2002 Uganda 1,957<br />2005 Korea 2,271<br />2008 Spain 3,000<br />General Overview – Women’s Worlds 2011<br />
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  5. 5. how the 2011 event began<br />group of volunteers began developing a proposal to host a WW in Ottawa-Gatineau<br />proposal accepted at WW Madrid in 2008<br />funding obtained from the Partnership Fund of Status of Women Canada instrumental in advancing this event<br />General Overview – Women’s Worlds 2011<br />
  6. 6. how the numbers break down<br />WW 2008 in Madrid:<br /> over 2,000 proposed presentations<br /> over 3,000 total participants<br /> nearly 150 women supported in some way by the Solidarity Fund<br />Estimations for WW 2011:<br /> 2,000 total participants<br /> – 25% from Canada<br /> – 33% from beyond academia<br />General Overview – Women’s Worlds 2011<br />
  7. 7. main WW 2011 theme:<br /> Inclusions, exclusions, and seclusions:<br /> Living in a globalized world<br />daily themes:<br /> Breaking Cycles, Breaking Ceilings,<br /> Breaking Barriers, Breaking Ground<br />communications theme:<br /> Connect. Converse.<br />General Overview – Women’s Worlds 2011<br />
  8. 8. statement of objective<br />WW 2011 is an opportunity for feminists and allies from around the globe to<br />discuss globalization as it relates to women, strengthen connections, and<br />collaborate on approaches to advancing women's rights, women's empowerment, and gender equality.<br />
  9. 9. organizing structure<br />lead partners: University of Ottawa and Carleton University<br />five organizing committees: fundraising, program, networking, communications, arts and culture<br />Pan-Canadian Advisory Board (PCAB)<br />Aboriginal Women’s Leadership Circle<br />Secretariat<br />General Overview – Women’s Worlds 2011<br />
  10. 10. principles and objectives<br />principles and objectives adopted summer 2009 govern the organizing of WW 2011 and the event itself (see website under “about”)<br />participation of Indigenous women, women with disabilities, young women, plus intergenerational exchange – all key priorities for the Congress<br />General Overview – Women’s Worlds 2011<br />
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  12. 12. accessibility<br />principles of accessibility are pursued with diligence in planning, communications, delivery<br />DAWN-Canada (DisAbled Women’s Network) active on steering committee as well as in consulting role to assist Congress in being as accessible as possible<br />Congress facilities to undergo an accessibility audit well in advance of the event <br />an environmental audit will also occur<br />General Overview – Women’s Worlds 2011<br />
  13. 13. Aboriginal Women’s Leadership Circle<br />Objective: to advise on the recognizing and honouring of Aboriginal perspectives, experiences, knowledge, culture, and territory within WW 2011.<br />Claudette Dumont-Smith – KitiganZibiAnishinabeg First Nation, former Commissioner with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (founding member)<br />Mary Sillett – Inuit leader from Labrador<br />Tina Keeper – Norway House Cree Nation, former MP and actor<br />Jessica Yee – two-spirited youth leader from the Mohawk nation<br />Alanis Obomsawin – filmmaker of Abenaki descent<br />Erin Konsmo – Métis youth leader from Red Deer, Alberta<br />General Overview – Women’s Worlds 2011<br />
  14. 14. how WW 2011 will look<br />opening ceremony on first evening at the Canadian Museum of Civilization<br />four full days of programming<br />mostly located on or near University of Ottawa campus<br />each morning starts with plenary session inspired by daily theme (English/French/Spanish/ASL) <br />during afternoons, second-tier plenary sessions plus hundreds of presentations<br />artistic and cultural events throughout<br />multimedia and social media dimensions<br />General Overview – Women’s Worlds 2011<br />
  15. 15. how the event will look (cont’d)<br />presentations will take the form of panels, debates, talk-shows, art, multimedia, open spaces, and more<br />organized and informal opportunities to explore local feminist communities<br />cyber-café and meet-up lounges will encourage participants to ‘connect’ and ‘converse’<br />on-site ‘food fair’ for food and refreshments<br />General Overview – Women’s Worlds 2011<br />
  16. 16. delegate registration fees<br />General participation:<br />$385 before March 1, 2011<br />$475 after March 1, 2011<br />  <br />Students/under 26/low income:<br />$100 before March 1, 2011<br />$150 after March 1, 2011<br />General Overview – Women’s Worlds 2011<br />
  17. 17. solidarity fund<br />Given WW 2011’s commitment to<br />accessibility and diversity, a Solidarity Fund<br />will support the participation<br />of people from under-resourced and<br />under-represented communities.<br />Application launch: September 2010<br />(visit the “solidarity fund” page on our website)<br />General Overview – Women’s Worlds 2011<br />
  18. 18. Connect. Converse.<br />spread the word.<br />sign up for regular updates about Congress planning and key announcements:<br />http://womensworlds.ca/subscribe-newsletter<br />find WW 2011 on facebook to initiate or jump into discussion threads<br />subscribe to the WW 2011 YouTube channel:<br />http://youtube.com/womensworlds2011<br />General Overview – Women’s Worlds 2011<br />
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  22. 22. Let’s connect at WW 2011.<br />see you there.<br />info@womensworlds.ca<br />womensworlds.ca mondesdesfemmes.ca mundosdemujeres.ca<br />General Overview – Women’s Worlds 2011<br />