March 12, 2018

DAWN presentation at UN CSW62



On March 13th, 2018 Bonnie Brayton, National Executive Director of DAWN Canada will be presenting on Rural Women with Disabilities in Canada in New York as part of the Silent Tears Project and the 62nd Session of Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62).

The Silent Tear Forum, entitled Disability, violence, and survival of rural women globally is sponsored by UN Women National Committee Australia and Blur Projects International and co-hosted by the European Disability Forum and Oxfam International.

Where? Social Hall, 4 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 United States

To register, follow this link here.




The panel of experts include those from the international disability community who have taken part in the Silent Tears Project. They will lead a discussion on the violence perpetrated globally against women and girls with disabilities. Universally, women and girls with disabilities experience many barriers and discriminations impacting their daily lives. They are more likely to experience violence, and in rural areas, this is compounded by geographical and social isolation.

The panelists have experience of disability and violence either professionally or personally. Together, they create a ‘borderless’ conversation to identify and discuss courses of action to facilitate change for rural women and girls with disabilities impacted by violence.




If you are in New York on March 13th, 2018, don’t miss this interesting event!