The 2nd Annual International Summit on Ending Gender-Based Violence 2023 will be held on September 01-04, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Panemonte Banquet &Convention Centre; 220 Humberline Drive, Etobicoke, ON M9V5Y4, Canada

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Stopping gender-based-violence starts with believing survivors and taking action, every day. At the 2nd Annual International Summit on Ending Gender-Based Violence 2023, Tooro’s Pride Foundation will showcase the voices of survivors, and the transformative programmes that make real differences. Join us to hear the latest updates on violence against women and girls and strategies to end it.

This year’s theme will be Gender- based violence and intersectionality. Human rights activists, GBV Not-for-Profit organisations, CSOs, government representatives, Private sector business representatives, Mental Health providers, will discuss issues that affect women, families, and LGBTQ2 individuals; gender differences; and how COVID-19 pandemic has triggered more GBV worldwide. The summit welcomes attendees from nearly 32 countries.

The summit is a unique, inclusive one, that offers an opportunity for human rights activists, psychologists, mental health practitioners, law enforcements to share their knowledge, experience, in a shadow pandemic that has created the highest Gender Based Violence globally.

Objectives and/or purpose:

Increasing public awareness about the importance of believing survivors.

Showcase how someone’s social position increases the chances of them being victims of gender-based violence

Adopting comprehensive and inclusive approaches that tackle the root causes of gender-based-violence.

Transforming harmful social norms and empowering women and girls who are victims and survivors of GBV 

To examine, formulate and advocate for having survivor-centred essential services across policing, justice, health, and social sectors.

To provide an enabling environment for victims and survivors of GBV to speak out and share stories.

To provide participants with the opportunity to expand their leadership skills among people in the Violence against women and girls’ sector

Showcase impact on Covid-19 on gender-based violence

Registration

The last day to register for the 2nd Annual International Summit on Ending Gender-Based Violence 2023 is July 20 at 11:59 p.m.

Early Bird Registration fees

International Delegates/ Participants from High Income Countries: $450-700 CAD

International Participants from Low-Mid Income Countries 300-500 CAD

Canadians/ Participants- $200 CAD

Not for profit Organisations/Groups

Not for profit Organizations/ Groups (1-6 members max): $5,000 CAD

Non-Profit organizations must provide evidence of legal registration

Online payment

After completion of registration process, participants are required to send a copy of transaction or registration fees payment proof to us on or before the last date of registration.
Any modification in the paper will not be accepted after the final submission date.
No registration will be entertained after last date of registration
*All payments are in Canadian dollars. Refund / Cancellation Policy: 100 % less banking fees refund will be available only if the summit is cancelled by the host organisation. if a participant is unable to attend, cancellation is only available to a period of not more than 90 days before the Summit – 50% of the registration fees will be refunded and banking fees applies. No refund for cancellation made 90 days to the Summit

2nd Annual ISEGBV2023 Tentative Program

1st September 2023

11 am to 7 pmArrival of guests and guests pick up from airport to the hotel

2nd September 2023

9 :00 am – 10:00 amRegistration of guests

10:00am-11:00am: Break Fast, Canadian National Anthem, Opening Remarks from the Chairperson of the Organizing Committee

11:00 am- 11:30amWorkshop Session: Mental Health and gender-based Violence; the emerging and critical dimension in ending gender-based violence by TBC

  • Welcome, opening remarks and panel introduction
  • The importance of investing in mental health with Ending Violence against Women and girls programming
  • Panel Q& A
  • Closing remarks

11:30am -12:00pm: Indigenous Responses to Ending Violence against women and girls

  • Introduction
  • Indigenous responses to gender-based violence
  • Q&A and Concluding remarks

12:00pm -12:30pm: No substitute for experience: Highlighting grassroot approaches to Ending Violence against women and girls. This session will address how to integrate support tailored to the needs of specific populations

  • Introduction of panelists
  • Grassroot strategies and Interventions
  • Q&A and concluding remarks

12:30pm- 1:00pm: Music and dance for the mind, body and soul. Music has a way of affecting one’s emotions, the words and beats blend to create various feelings that can bring on joy, sadness, happiness, love and more. Music can bring people down sometimes, but we plan to have artists performing 4-5 original songs that address how to stay strong or to ask for help when being faced with stigma, discrimination and human rights issues.

  • Cultural Activity Live performance on the main stage

1:00 pm- 2 pm: Covid19, Community, gender-based violence: The Importance of Community involvement in ending violence against women and girls. Communities leading the way and the importance of key population community led response in the end of violence against women and girls. This session brings together key populations led networks and organizations to articulate a vision of moving forward in the gender-based violence response that centers our needs, concerns, and visions for the future.

  • Introduction remarks
  • Covid 19 and gender-based violence in the context of community outreach and education.
  • Building on the community engagement during covid19 to mobilize against gender-based violence
  • Q&A and closing remarks

2:00pm-3:00pm: Ending stigma against survivors of gender-based violence; we know what works; we need to do more of it.

From UN agencies to community leaders, community organizations, and the ministry of women and gender and youth, there is a widespread acknowledgement that to end gender-based violence, we need to reduce stigma and discrimination and to also believe survivors. This session, led by community networks aims to inspire and mobilize stronger collective actions to reduce stigma and discrimination and we want justice- will you join us to.

  • Increasing access to justice
  • Valuing the engagement of people (Survivors)
  • Confronting stigma against survivors holds the key to ending gender-based violence
  • Q&A
  • Closing Remark

3:00 pm- 4pm: Late Lunch and music interlude

4:00pm-5:00 pm: Closing remarks

3rd September 2023

9:00am- 10:00 am: Registration

10:00 am-11:00am: Breakfast, Opening Remarks

11:00am- 12:00 am: Empowerment art therapy workshop for survivors of gender-based violence- Community workshop.

This workshop for survivors of gender-based violence will serve as an extension of art therapy workshops for survivors which use art as a tool form community building and empowerment. This workshop will connect participants through artmaking, have conversations about art made by artists that are survivors and delve deeper into the power of art to bear witness to different experiences of physical and mental health, wellness and support

12:30pm- 1:00pmMusic and dance for the mind, body and soul. Music has a way of affecting one’s emotions, the words and beats blend to create various feelings that can bring on joy, sadness, happiness, love and more. Music can bring people down sometimes, but we plan to have artists performing 4-5 original songs that address how to stay strong or to ask for help when being faced with stigma, discrimination and human rights issues.

  • Cultural Activity Live performance on the main stage

1:00pm-1:20pm: Light Drinks and Snack served

1:20pm-2:00pm: Leadership workshop:

In this interactive workshop, participants will discuss how civil society and communities can most effectively become part of the national and global response, mechanisms and how to influence budgets so that survivors and community organizations are funded as a part of the government’s effort to end gender-based violence.

2:00pm-3:00 pm: Anti racism and decolonizing the gender-based violence response workshop: moving from rhetoric to reformation

  • High Level panel of thought leaders, experts and activists to provide insights and share reflections on the theme of addressing racism, racial discrimination and decolonizing the gender-based response towards ending inequalities both within organizational cultures and in ending gender-based violence.
  • The session will bring the fore experiences, challenges, gaps and opportunities for addressing specific needs of people of color and other minority groups
  • Ensuring resourced action (programs) for ending inequalities related to intersecting identities of race, ethnicity, geography, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or HIV status.
  • Anti-racism and intersectional Feminists organization development
  • Monitoring, measuring impact and accountability for implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion strategies, policies and programs towards ending racial and intersectional inequalities.

3:00pm -3:30pm:  Why should online Violence against women and girls be taken seriously during and beyond Covid-19

3:30pm – 4:00 pm: Going to the source: Sustainable financing of ending gender-based violence programs

What are the most effective and equitable ways of ensuring that sustainable financing and resourcing of gender-based violence prevention, programs and services led by survivors for survivors

  • Introduction
  • Putting the community at the forefront of decision making for sustainable financing of ending gender-based violence programs
  • Sustainable financing of the GBV programs
  • Empowering survivors by financing and resourcing EGBV programs
  • A Funding country’s perspective on sustainable resourcing on EGBV
  • Q&A
  • Closing remarks

4:00pm-6:00pm Dinner and Music Entertainment

04th September 2023

9:00 am- 6:00 pm: Trip to Niagara Falls for the International Delegates.

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