Oxfam UFV Grow Week events
25 September 2013 - 25 September 2013
Join Oxfam UFV for it's GROW Week!
Sept 25: Want to learn how to directly contribute to a healthy and sustainable global food system? Join the Oxfam UFV crew for a FREE canning workshop @ 1pm-2:30pm, and a FREE container veggie garden workshop @ 3:30pm-5p
Both of these workshops will be held at the University House on the Abbotsford Campus. Presented in part by Langley Environmental Partner's Society (www.leps.bc.ca).
Sept 26: Join Oxfam UFV for a Keynote Presentation by Gloria Ceron, an Oxfam Canada partner from ORMUSA (Organization the Mujeres Salvadorenas por la Paz – Salvadorean Women Organization for Peace). This event will be held @ the Alumni Hall (area outside of the Office of the Registrar, Building B, 2nd floor) from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Further information on the presenter: Gloria Cerón is the Coordinator of the Local Development Program at the Organization of Salvadorian Women, a feminist organization in El Salvador working with poor rural and urban women, including maquila workers. Gloria has a Bachelor’s degree in Maternal and Child Health and post graduate education in gender and governance as well as NGO management.
The main goal of ORMUSA is to monitor working conditions in the factories of the maquilas (free trade zones) with particular focus on violence against women. The organizations offers psychological support to victims of violence, including the formation of self-help groups and has a call-in service to respond to labour and other problems. Women working in El Salvador’s tax-free factories are facing massive job losses, working for low pay and subjected to routine intimidation and harassment. Yet they are making important changes in the policies, attitudes and practices of people in the country.ORMUSA works with municipal authorities, police and health officials to achieve policy changes that affects women’s working conditions as well as working on important issues of women’s health nationally.
For more information on ORMUSA, visit their website here:http://www.ormusa.org/
For more information about Oxfam Canada's GROW campaign, visit our website at www.oxfam.ca/GROW.
We also have a Facebook event page for all of these events here: https://www.facebook.com/events/651931028159842/
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