Virtual National Roundtable: GBV & the spread of racism against non-status, refugee & immigrant women in the context of COVID-19

May 28, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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OCASI The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants is pleased to announce a Virtual National Roundtable on: Gender-based Violence and the Spread of Racism Against Non-status, Refugee and Immigrant Women in the Context of COVID-19.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, racial inequities are magnified and we are witnessing the increasing spread of racism and xenophobia across the globe. How does this virus-related racism intersect with gender-based violence against non-status, refugee and immigrant women across Canada?

We are learning about the devastating impacts of racializing the virus on communities across Canada, what is the role of racism in this crisis and how does this affect responses to GBV against non-status, refugee and immigrant women across Canada?

Join our national roundtable discussion to consider the importance of a racial gendered lens to address and prevent GBV against non-status, refugee and immigrant women across Canada in the context of COVID-19!

Register here

What equipment do I need to use to join the webinars?

All you need:

  • Windows or Mac computer
  • Internet connection (broadband is best)
  • Microphone and speakers (built-in or USB headset) Most computers have built-in microphones and speakers, but you will get much better audio quality if you use a headset or handset.

If you have any questions please contact Margarita Pintin-Perez, OCASI Senior Coordinator, Initiative to End Gender-Based Violence at