Join CANOPY and CARE for a night of advocacy! We will have special guest and CARE advocate, Whitney Griggs, join us to speak on how we can advocate for all genders, but specifically women and girls, in times of crisis. Gender inequality increases as family, community structures, and institutions are disrupted or destroyed. In addition, humanitarian response often leaves women out: we don’t ask them what they need, we don’t make services that work for them, and we have deprioritized aspects of humanitarian response that are critical for women.
Additionally, CANOPY will train participants on how they can advocate for policies that give attention to gender in emergencies. This includes advocating for an increase in refugee resettlement in the US, as the majority of refugees worldwide are women and children.
We'll end the night writing postcards to our elected officials based on the change we'd like to see. It's vital that we, as their constituents, let them know what matters to Northwest Arkansans. Don't miss out on an evening to help others experiencing crisis!