Health Research Centre for the Study of Violence against Women presents
After #MeToo: Evaluating Canada’s Strategy to Combat Violence against Women in Politics
The #MeToo movement has sparked a worldwide discussion of the problem of sexual harassment in workplaces all over the world, and Canadian politics is no exception. In this presentation I overview the main findings of a new study on recent global efforts to combat violence against women in politics. Drawing on data from other national legislatures and civil society organizations, several key recommendations are provided to Canadian decision-makers on how to tackle this problem in the #MeToo era. This study is based on a collaborative partnership with Dr. Cheryl Collier (University of Windsor) and Equal Voice, a non-profit, multi-partisan organization dedicated to electing more women to all levels of political office in Canada.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Toldo, room 203
Light refreshments provided
Free and open to the public
Dr. Tracey Raney
Tracey Raney is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University. Her research interests are in the areas of Canadian politics and women and politics. Her work focuses mainly on questions of identity and representation, including women’s political representation and sexual harassment in Canadian and comparative politics.