Almas Jiwani, the president of UN Women National Committee Canada, became the first Canadian to win the prestigious International Women Development Champion Award.
Jiwani picked up the award in Paris Saturday evening.
In a statement, UNWNCC said Jiwani “has brought a new face to humanitarianism, most notably for her initiatives in bridging the gap between the corporate and humanitarian world. Her efforts to create change, despite the obstacles in place have been recognized across the globe and continue to gain international attention.”
via Sun News : Canadian wins prestigious humanitarian award.
Almas Jiwani, the president of the UN Women National Committee Canada, will received the International Women Development Champion Award 2013 in Paris later this month, it was announced Sunday.
She will receive the prestigious award at the International Conference on African Women Development happening March 21-24.
Jiwani will speak about the importance of promoting women’s involvement in the business sector and the need to include women as key economic actors in Africa’s growing small and medium scale enterprises.
via Sun News : Canadian woman to receive prestigious human rights award.
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Feb. 20, 2013) – Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada, will give a keynote address to advocates and professionals from a wide range of gender, health, education and social development disciplines from across the Caribbean and around the world at the Conference on Domestic Violence and Gender Equality: Protecting Women and Girls to be held March 25-27, 2013 in Tobago.
via Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada to Address International Conference in the Caribbean.
Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada, will be honoured with the 2013 Woman of Courage Award at the Interim Place’s Rays of Hope Gala in February. Interim Place is a community organization that has provided shelter and support services for women in the Peel Region for over 30 years.
The prestigious award was established to recognize individuals who have overcome adversity and have championed the cause of women locally, nationally and around the world.
via Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada to be Honoured with “2013 Woman of Courage Award”.
A gala to raise funds in support of a Peel women’s shelter will feature a keynote address by a Mississauga woman previously honoured for her work improving the status of women around the world.
The Rays of Hope gala in support of Interim Place takes place Feb. 2 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel on Derry Rd. E.
Almas Jiwani, president of the UN Women National Committee Canada, will deliver the keynote speech.
via Mississauga Article: Rays of Hope gala raises funds for Interim Place.
Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee, will be a keynote speaker at the 2012 Immigrant Talk Show Awards Gala and will be presented with an award for her outstanding contributions to gender equality and empowerment.
“I am pleased to speak about this important cause and honoured to be recognized for the contributions I have made to women”s empowerment, especially for the full participation of women immigrants in Canadian society,” says Ms. Jiwani.
via Almas Jiwani of UN Women Canada National Committee to Receive Tribute Award for Outstanding Contribution to Gender Equality – Yahoo! Finance.
Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee has been invited to attend the esteemed meeting of over 30 ambassadors in Ottawa at the special invitation of the Rwandan High Commissioner, Her Excellency Edda Mukabagwiza.
via Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada addresses the All African Ambassadors Session.
Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee, offers her sincere congratulations to Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean on the unveiling of her official portrait to become part of the Crown Collection of the Official Residences. The official portrait of the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, was painted by Karen Bailey, an Ottawa artist.
Commenting from Istanbul, Turkey, Jiwani stated: “Her Excellency, The Right Honorable, Michaëlle Jean, has forged a lasting legacy for women and girls all across the world through her humanitarian and public service pursuits as the 27th Governor General of Canada. It is my distinct honor and privilege to congratulate Mme. Jean and Ms. Bailey, whose painting of Mme. Jean’s will grace the Official Residence of Rideau Hall.
via Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee Congratulates The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean on the Unveiling of the Official Portrait at Rideau Hall.
Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee will be attending the Istanbul International Crime and Punishment Film Festival. As an invited guest lecturer of the University of Istanbul and its Faculty of Law, Ms. Jiwani will provide a keynote address examining the relationship between the justice system, disempowerment, and violence against women. A particular focus of Ms. Jiwani’s speech will be the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women and its emphasis on addressing gender-based violence at the grass roots level.
via Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee to Address the International Film Festival on Crime and Punishment.
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Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee will be presented with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Honourable Senator Mobina S.B. Jaffer in Montreal on September 5, 2012. Ms. Jiwani has been selected as a recipient of the award by virtue of her tireless efforts and contributions towards gender equality and human rights within Canada and abroad.
via Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee, to Be Honoured With a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
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Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee, will be a distinguished speaker at The Women’s International Trade Fair (SIFEM) on Monday June 18, 2012, to discuss “The place of women in legal decisions and their contribution to the establishment of human rights.” The trade fair aims to encourage women’s initiatives at the local, national and international levels to improve social cohesion and contribute to the prominence of women in the sectors of influence represented at SIFEM 2012, within a perspective of cooperation, mutual assistance and global solidarity among women. The event brings together 5 continents, 150 States, 1,500 exhibitors and over 500,000 participants are expected. SIFEM will also present Jiwani with a special award during the Gala Dinner on June 21, to celebrate her life-long dedication to advancing gender equality and the many successes she has achieved throughout her service career.
via Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee, Distinguished Keynote Speaker at Salon International de la Femme 2012, is to Be Honoured With Special Tribute Award.
Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee addressed the Zawadi Africa Education Fund Conference at Hofstra University. Ms. Jiwani delivered the opening remarks to academically distinguished girl attendees on the topic entitled, “The Importance of Female Entrepreneurs for Business and Society”. Subsequent to her opening remarks, Jiwani also created an enabling environment for girl’s empowerment by conducting an interactive workshop that focused on providing young African girls tangible advise on how to empower themselves, build their future and facilitate their leadership potential through non profit, social entrepreneurial and educational endeavors.
via Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee Casts a Bright Light on Social Entrepreneurship at the Zawadi Africa Education Fund Conference – MarketWatch.
On April 30th, 2012, Ms. Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee; accompanied by two board members; Emily Wright and Surina Sud, met with a group of Indonesian delegates at the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Toronto, Canada. Members of the group included Ms. Cicilia Rusdiharini, Minister and Counselor for Political Affairs; H.E. Dienne Moehario, the Indonesian Ambassador to Canada; the representative of the Indonesian Consul General of Toronto, Mr. Sudarsono Soedirlan, Consul for Social and Cultural Affairs; and members from the Indonesian House of Regional Representatives.
via Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee, Partners With Indonesian Delegation to Advance Gender Equality Legislation.
Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee, Deepak Chopra, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bill McKibben, Dot Maver, John Perkins, Robert Thurman, Hazel Henderson, and many other prominent thinkers will discuss the new concepts, strategies and technologies to enable a better world for 2012 on Saturday, April 21st, 2012.
In her address entitled “The Power of Women to Transform the World,” Almas Jiwani will deliver tangible advice and answer questions while encouraging forum participants across six continents and over 80 nations around the world, to unite through an online conference featuring an array of distinguished leaders and teachers to discuss cutting solutions for unprecedented cultural, economic, environmental and political changes that are happening in our world today.
via Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee, To Address the Better World Forum With Deepak Chopra and Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Various Luminaries.
Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee will address attendees of the York Regional Police 10th Anniversary of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Celebrating our Community event on Sunday, April 15, 2012.
“I am honoured to be part of this celebration, to work with the York Region Police and raise awareness about the impact of discrimination on our communities,” says Ms. Jiwani. “The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination provides us with an opportunity to promote respect for the rights and freedoms outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a pledge that defines the work of UN Women, York Regional Police, and any organization or individual working to eliminate racism, stigma, and prejudice.”
via Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee to Speak at the York Regional Police Celebrating Our Community Event – Yahoo! Finance.
Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee is pleased to announce that renowned Indian actress and celebrity, Lisa Ray will attend UN Women Canada’s celebration of International Women’s Day and Canadian launch of the United Nation’s, Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice report amongst a host of influential figures at CBC’s Glenn Goulds Studio on March 22nd 2012.
Lisa Ray is the winner of the Voice Achievers Award, 2010 Hope Award, TIMES Magazine’s Top Ten Beautiful Women of India and Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2002 Star of the Future Award recipient. She is a strong supporter of social causes such as cancer research, girl’s rights and gender equality.
via Almas Jiwani, International Humanitarian and President of UN Women Canada to Welcome Renowned Actress, Lisa Ray as Guest of Honor at the UN Progress Report Launch at CBC Studios.
Yesterday (March 22) at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, President of UN Women Canada, Almas Jiwani, hosted a luncheon to launch the UN Women’s Flagship Report: Progress of the World’s Women – In Pursuit of Justice. In the fight for global equality, Jiwani is playing a huge part, including having recently spoken in front of an incredible one million women in Pakistan. We’ll get into that more with Amanda Lang.
via CBC Live – People – Q&A: Amanda Lang on UN Women’s Pursuit of Justice.
TORONTO, ONTARIO, Mar 16, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee, will host a luncheon at Glenn Gould Studios to launch UN Women’s flagship report “Progress of the World’s Women – In Pursuit of Justice” with moderator, Amanda Lang, Senior Business Correspondent for CBC News. The event, to be held on March 22, will include guest speakers on the discussion panel such as Ms. Laura Turquet, author of the UN Women Report, Ms. Kristine Stewart, Vice President for CBC English Services, Mike Layton, Ward 19 Councillor and Dr. Tanjina Mirza, VP, International Programs, PLAN
via Canadian Launch of UN Women’s Flagship Report “Progress of the World’s Women-In Pursuit of Justice” To Be Held at CBC Studios – MarketWatch.