MARCH 10, 2017 - Understanding Honour-Based Violence and Gender Equality

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre is pleased to partner with
the Shirley E. Greenberg Chair for Women and the Legal Profession to present:

Understanding Honour-Based Violence and Gender Equality

“Honour Violence” can violence be ever termed honourable? What does ‘honour violence’ look like? Why is it so pervasive? What can be done? Why do we need to take steps to understand the dynamics? Hear a survivor speak, who hopes to create awareness, initiate dialogue, win allies with the hope that we do not lose more lives to this ‘evil’.

Friday, March 10, 2017
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fauteux Hall - FTX570
(57 Louis-Pasteur, uOttawa)

All are welcome.
The event will be presented in English.
RSVP at HRREC@uOttawa.ca


Speaker:

  • Kamal GREWAL | Victim Witness Services Worker in Brantford

Ms. Kamal Grewal is a Victim Witness Services Worker in Brantford and has also worked at Simcoe and Cayuga VWAP offices. Prior to joining VWAP, Kamal held counselling and casework positions at Victim Services of Peel, Settlement and Integration Services of Hamilton, Good Shepherd Family Centre Hamilton and the Hamilton Sexual Assault Centre. Kamal has also worked in various capacities in both India and Kenya.

Since joining VWAP, Kamal has taken on the role of creating awareness and dialogue regarding the hidden crime of Honour Based Violence that prevails within our communities. Kamal’s Honour Based Violence presentation has been enthusiastically received by the Hamilton Police, Brantford Crown’s Office, Grand Erie District School Board, Nova Vita, Hamilton Centre Of Civic Inclusion and several community based agencies. Kamal was also one of the main speakers at the VVPD’s Central West Regional Training highlighting regional diversity issues.

In 2016 Kamal was nominated for the prestigious Susan Lee Award for Excellence and in 2014 along with the Brantford VWAP office, was the recipient of an Excelsior Award for Excellence in Teamwork.


* The Human Rights Research and Education Centre may take pictures at this event for use on the website.

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