Gender Justice Summit - 2013
Oxfam's 2013 Gender Justice Summit brought people together who work on the front lines for social justice, women’s rights and gender equality. The Summit provided an opportunity for learning, leadership and action. Held every three years, its purpose is to raise public awareness and showcase Oxfam’s work on gender justice and women's rights.
Oxfam leaders—campaigners, volunteers, advocates, donors, development practitioners and partners—came together to look back and move forward. Among other things, participants celebrated 50 years of Oxfam Canada making a difference. But most importantly, the Summit served as a catalyst for the discussion and showcasing of programs and strategies that support gender justice, women's rights and Oxfam’s mission to build lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.
The program of activities for the Gender Justice Summit featured two days of high-energy events, including:
- dialogue and debate on what’s working – and why in advancing our mission
- highly interactive workshops with opportunities to learn and lead on initiatives to advance Oxfam’s work in Canada and overseas, building the movement for gender justice
- two celebratory evening events with opportunities to network, connect, dance.
In the lead up to the Summit, campus and community groups gathered for a series of action-oriented and training events. During the Summit, members elected a new Board. Following the Summit, Oxfam partners will travel across Canada to speak at regional events.
Watch the 2010 Gender Justice Summit video: