Former IWRP Women Peace & Security Program Director awarded Trudeau Foundation scholarship


Congratulations to Emma Swan!  Former IWRP Director of our Women Peace and Security Program, Emma has been pursuing her PhD at the University of Ottawa in International Development and Global Studies. She has just been awarded the prestigious Trudeau Foundation Scholarship! Emma will be conducting her research in Palestine over the next year exploring why […]

Climate Wise Women

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Uganda, March 2017 – Constance Okollet of the Osokuru Women’s Network (OWN) is a member of Climate Wise Women [], here with Margaret Tuhumwire, Environmental Women for Action in Development (EWAD). These two organizations work on issues of sustainable development, climate change and women’s economic empowerment in rural Uganda. IWRP has been working for a […]

UN’s 61st Commission on the Status of Women meeting held March 2017


The United Nations 61st Commission on the Status of Women meeting was held in March 2017 in New York. IWRP facilitated a panel discussion on accessibility and employment issues for women with disabilities. Panel members – Meenu Sikand, CEO of Accessibility for All and IWRP Disability Adviser; Susan Bazilli, IWRP Director; Charlotte Mcclain-Nhlapo, Global Disability […]

Marilou McPhedran, appointed to the Senate!


In October 2016, the Prime Minister of Canada appointed IWRP F ounder and first Director , Marilou McPhedran, as an independent Senator to the Senate of Canada. IWRP knows that she will bring her life ‘s work on women’s equality and human rights to Ottawa while she addresses issues of Senate and governance reform. We congratulate […]

Report the Abuse 1st Anniversary


Today, August 19, 2016, we are proud to announce the one year anniversary of the Report the Abuse Project! As of now, RTA has become an independent NGO based in Geneva, directed by the founder, Megan Nobert. Here is a message from Megan today:  This release was originally intended to serve as an announcement of […]