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MEDIA RELEASE: Gender Inclusive Cities Sudbury 2014 – Thursday, December 4

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Where do we feel safe/unsafe and why? Join us for a tour of the city and embark upon a participatory safety audit being hosted by Canadian, Kenyan & Tanzanian volunteers in Canada World Youth's Youth Leaders in Action exchange program in Sudbury.

This event is taking place as part of Canada World Youth's 7th year of holding youth exchange programs in Sudbury. This year's Women's Exchange volunteers are working with local constituents to bring the city one step closer to contributing to Millennium Development Goal #3: Promoting gender equality and empowering women. A cooperative effort with local organizations and individuals, this workshop is free, open for anyone, and includes 3 main components:

A TALK How do we understand gender-based violence? How can we effectively incorporate all genders in this discussion? What do we want to improve about Sudbury's public spaces?

A WALK Youth volunteers and local organizations have mapped routes to guide discussion about making improvements for the city and its citizens. Participants will express their individual feelings of safety and responses will be recorded by youth volunteers.

A DEBRIEF & EVALUATION Now what? After defining the problem, discussing solutions and hearing local voices, how can we ensure that this work goes somewhere? All participants will be asked to complete a survey about the audit.

Date:  Thursday, December 4
Time: 5:00PM – 8:00PM
Location: Main Library Branch, 74 McKenzie Street

Hot drinks will be provided.


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