Inclusivity Programming – Women’s Issues Network

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Women’s Issues Network is a USC-funded service at Western University. We provide resources & safe space, and advocate on gender issues.

The Women’s Issues Network (WIN) educates Western University’s campus on issues of gender equality and gender diversity by providing comprehensive and diverse educational programming through events, speaker series, conferences, and collaborative initiatives with various on-campus groups and community partners.

Through an intersectional and feminist lens, WIN recognizes issues of gender equality and diversity as topical and relevant discussion for university campuses. The Women’s Issues Network aims to:
Provide intersectional and diverse programming that elicits discussions on sexism, gender equality, and feminism through content that is relatable to university campuses, and cognizant of gendered issues.
Incorporate diverse opinions, and encourage inclusive conversations from all individuals on campus on issues of gender equality and diversity.
Work with local London organizations and charities that have feminist objectives to encourage their good work, and bring awareness to their services.
Create accessible programming that responds to cultural and societal events, and generates conversations about how to be an advocate for change within the community.
Engage Western students in issues and topics they may otherwise have not been aware of, such as “what is a feminist?”, intersectionality, the value of consent, sexual harassment in the work place, and much more!
Use our social media to provide relevant resources and news of current events related to feminism and/or feminist activism in our community.

WIN organizes programming around dates such as International Women’s Day, where a variety of speaker events are scheduled, along with a conference to celebrate women leaders in the Western community, and to discuss current feminist issues. Throughout the year, WIN can be found holding booths in the UCC that intend to educate passing students of topical issues on campus, or provide information about how to contact or volunteer with local London organizations such as ANOVA, and Sexual Assault Centre London. In line with the University Students’ Council’s mission statement, WIN enhances the educational experience and quality of life for all undergraduate students at Western University by creating gender based programming for students, and by students. By working collaboratively with various western clubs, faculty councils, faculties, and USC coordinators, WIN creates interactive, educational, accessible, and enjoyable programming for all students to utilize and draw from for years to come.

Make sure to follow the WIN Facebook page to stay updated on any of our recent news and events in the Western community! @WINUWO

 

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