Nov. 29, 2019

Media Advisory: DAWN Canada Hosts Intersectional Human Rights Forum

For Immediate Release

November 29, 2019



Hanane Khales: 514-714-2423


Sandhya Singh: 613-889-8141


Media Advisory

DAWN Canada Hosts Intersectional Human Rights Forum



While intersectionality and Gender Based Analysis (GBA+) have become buzzwords in Canada, for women with disabilities and Deaf women, meaningful equity solutions rest with the application of an intersectional lens; that is, one that can respond to multiple forms of discrimination. Following on an election promise, the Government of Canada has committed to applying a disability lens to all its policies and had already begun to see results from a more robust application of GBA+ in their last mandate.  Wouldn’t it be so 2020 for Canada to be the first country to fully commit to intersectional human rights?


Who: Hosted by the DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) Canada.

What: Do the Rights Thing: An Intersectional Human Rights Policy Forum brings together presenters from the human rights, feminist, disability and labour sectors to examine what the practical application of an intersectional human rights framework would look like in labour, government, employment, and education.

When: Tuesday December 3, 2019  9:00am - 4:00pm

Where: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON


Interview requests:

Bonnie Brayton, DAWN Canada’s National Executive Director is available for live interviews. 

To arrange an interview, please contact Hanane Khales by at or: 514-714-2423, or Sandhya Singh at 613-889-8141



DAWN Canada is a national, feminist, cross-disability organization. Our mission is to end the poverty, isolation, discrimination and violence experienced by Canadian women with disabilities.


This event is funded by the Department of Women and Gender Equality.