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Rina Arseneault selected to attend UN Commission on Status of Women-FR and SJ

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Mar 12, 2018

Category: News and Notices

UNBF’s Rina Arseneault, associate director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC), has been invited to join the Canadian delegation at the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The session will take place at the United Nations headquarters in New York from March 12 – 23.

She is one of 12 leaving from Canada this week to join Canadian delegates already in New York as well as representatives from member states, UN entities and non-governmental organizations from around the world.

Delegates at the session will discuss issues and action items around this year’s theme: challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.

This will be her first time attending a session at the United Nations. She was selected to join the Canadian delegation by a committee at Status of Women Canada after being nominated by the MMFC.

Ms. Arsenault has been widely recognized as an activist and educator on family violence, intimate partner violence and violence against women and children. She has received numerous honours throughout her career, including being named to the Order of Canada in 2013.

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