WomanACT is looking for a Project Coordinator
In March 2017 WomanACT was awarded funding to the “Advance Gender Equality” project. This project is in keeping with our strategic direction to provide solutions that result in the reduction of violence against women.
Our approach is cross-organizational, project partners play a fundamental role in the project’s design and implementation.
Our project partners are:
This project is part of a pan-Canadian network of 150 women leaders, which will be facilitated at the national level by the Canadian Women’s Foundation and will include ongoing collaboration and five in-person meetings in various Canadian cities.
This 36-month project will prevent recurring violence against women by addressing barriers which prevent women from accessing services, social benefits and safety measures.
Working with stakeholders from community networks representing different services and programs provided in our community, a gender analysis will be undertaken on the impact of policies related to social security, immigration status, child custody and affordable housing for women experiencing violence.
The analysis will inform the development of an action plan to advance solutions to maximize safety and increase opportunities for women rebuilding violence-free lives.
This project’s goal is to host policy dialogues with municipal, provincial, and federal subject matter experts, strengthening longer partnerships for systemic change. Recommendations and final project outcomes will be shared widely with partners, stakeholders, and elected officials through ongoing dialogue.
The Project Coordinator will work directly with organizations’ representatives, women with lived experience, project participants and with municipal, provincial and federal partners.
This initiative will involve the exploration of how policy and systemic issues intersect and contribute to issues of safety. True feminist gender analysis will be taken into account when analyzing how various factors contribute to women’s safety. To ensure at-risk women are included, this project will include the active participation of women with lived experience.
The project coordinator will be reporting directly to WomanACT’s Executive Director and work collaboratively with the project’s women leaders, which will ensure sector consultation and collaboration.
Please follow this link to view the Request for Expression of Interest.
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