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And Still We Rise

May 18, 2019

On this episode of And Still We Rise, Angela Marie speaks with Julie Savard-Shaw about abortion, reproductive justice, connecting the global and domestic feminist organizing, feminist policy development and Women Deliver Mobilization. 

Julie Savard-Shaw is CanWaCH's Director, Partnerships, Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada.  She works with stakeholders across sectors to ensure Canadian leadership in the promotion of domestic and global women and girls’ health, rights and well-being in the lead-up and at the 2019 Women Deliver Conference.

Julie holds a Master of International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management. Julie most recently worked at the Prime Minister’s Office, providing policy advice on international, gender and immigration-related matters.

Prior to working in politics, Julie worked in the international development sector and successfully leveraged additional resources for global health and education initiatives. Julie also supports local organizations that provide shelter and assistance to women survivors of gender-based violence. In her spare time, Julie regularly travels to Peru, where she co-founded a music school in rural Lima which provides weekly music lessons to disadvantaged youth. 


Resources Mentioned in This Episode 

Women’s Groups and Funders Respond to Global Gag Rule 

Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy


Show Hosted and Produced by Angela Marie MacDougall and Battered Women’s Support Services. 

Audio Engineering and Editing by Sarah Ellis Fox. 


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