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Watch Associate Professor Rupaleem Bhuyan’s keynote address at the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women event at Hart House

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December 6, 2019, marked the 30th anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre. In commemoration of this day, an event honouring the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women was held in the Great Hall at Hart House.

FIFSW Associate Professor Rupaleem Bhuyan delivered the keynote address.

Bhuyan is an affiliate of the Women and Gender Studies Institute and a Fellow with the Centre for Critical Qualitative Research at the University of Toronto. Her interdisciplinary background in International Studies, Cultural Anthropology and Social Welfare allows her to integrate interpretive policy analysis and community-based participatory action research to address the sociocultural and political context of migration, social rights, and gender-based violence.

In 2011, Dr. Bhuyan co-created the Migrant Mothers Project, in collaboration with a network of community-based organizations, women’s rights and immigrant rights groups, and grassroots activists to document how immigration policies contribute to gendered inequality and different forms of gender-based violence. Migrant Mothers Project uses feminist, participatory, and action methods to foster deeper knowledge about the inequities that shape our lives and to identify strategies for collective action to advocate for dignity and human rights. Dr. Bhuyan is a member of the Gender Equality Network of Canada, the Rights of Non-Status Women Network, and is Co-Editor-in-Chief for Affilia: The Journal of Women and Social Work.

> Click here to view Dr. Bhuyan’s keynote lecture