March 18, 2018

Silent Tears Project



DAWN Canada’s National Executive Director Bonnie Brayton was invited to present at a side event during the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), held in New York in March 2018. Entitled Disability, violence, and survival of rural women globally, the panel was part of the Silent Tears Project. The panel of experts created a ‘borderless’ conversation to identify and discuss courses of action to facilitate change for rural women and girls with disabilities impacted by violence. Bonnie Brayton presented on Rural Women with Disabilities in Canada.

Silent Tears is a multimedia exhibition of the experiences of women with disabilities facing violence. The power of this exhibition lies within the stories shared by women with disabilities who have been subjected to violence and women who have acquired their disabilities caused by violence.

Here how the media covered this exhibition: