On the occasion of International Women’s Day, South Asian Women’s Rights Organization will be hosting a community report-back event for the civic mobilization project to improve the economic security of immigrant women*. Women leaders and young women activist from the Oakridge-Taylor Massey communities continue to mobilize in on the issue of underemployment of immigrant women by advocating for labour laws and policies reforms at the national, provincial, and city political platforms. SAWRO is inviting community members, activists, academics, political representatives, and other stakeholders hear the lived experiences and recommendations of community women on:
1.Underemployment as the root cause of marginalization
Impacts of precarious work arrangements in fostering inequitable labour market conditions
2.Limited access to work-related social benefits
3.Address the different aspects of underemployment and precarious work going forward
Event will feature skits and performances by community women to demonstrate our findings. Light snacks will also be provided.
**Enhancing Democratic Participation among Immigrant Women is a SAWRO and COSTI Immigrant Services collaborative project funded by the Status of Women Canada.
ATTENTION: As we are preparing for our upcoming International Women’s Day event, we want to remain cautious of recent events related to the COVID-19/corona virus. SAWRO will be taking precautions at our upcoming event in order to protect the health and well-being of vulnerable members of our community.
As a grass-roots community-based organization, we have obligations to ensuring the health and well-being of the community. We ask that individuals who have recently travelled abroad or feel sick/have flu-like symptoms (coughing, fever, etc.) to stay home. We also ask that the elderly, immunocompromised persons, and this with underlying conditions (asthma, diabetes, etc.) to also stay home as they are at greater risk for the disease. Please exercise caution if you are parents and caregivers.
We will have a limit of 50 community members attending the event. To make the event accessible to everyone, we will be broadcasting the speeches, presentations, and panel discussions on Facebook. More information about the broadcasting will be made available on the day of the event (Saturday, March 14).
Looking forward to and wishing everyone’s good health!