Feminist Forum started as a United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW) event.

Equal Voice NL was fortunate to put off the first provincially-based Feminist Forum event in Canada in June 2021.

About this event

In partnership with Feminist Forum, Equal Voice NL hosted a 90-minute panel with ten impactful women and gender diverse leaders across Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as two International guest panelists making an impact as far away as the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Two panels showcasing Newfoundland and Labrador’s COVID response, highlighting the impact of women and gender diverse individuals in leadership in academia, grassroots NGOs and youth experiences, illustrating an intersectional lens towards designing a ‘New Normal’ as we move forward with COVID. Global guests from the UK and New Zealand will add international insights.

Moderated by Dr. Betsy McGregor, she has over has spent 16+ years crafting public policy on science, ethics, and gender, and was Delegate Leader of the Beijing 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women.

After each panel, panelists will go into a round table with moderator Dr. Betsy McGregor, Her Honour The Honourable Lieutenant Governor Judy Foote and Minister Gudie Hutchings, Parliamentary Secretary for Minister of WAGE Canada. Each panelist will have a minute to sum up the best policy change(s) that could be put in place right now, to ensure we come out of this COVID recovery period better than we came into it.

Event Manager: Courtney Clarke

Tech Manager: Ruth Chen

Date of Event: June 2, 2021

A screenshot of all of the people who made Feminist Forum 4 possible.