Renate Shearer Award presented to Society for Children and Youth BC

unacto1The United Nations Association in Canada, Vancouver Branch and The B.C. Human Rights Coalition  are pleased to announce a Celebration to Commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the  UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
JJ’s Restaurant- Vancouver Community College (3rd Floor)

250 West Pender Street – Vancouver, BC V6B 1S9 5:30 – 8:00 pm      Presentation begins at 6:15
Admission by donation

The 25th Anniversary presentation of the Renate Shearer Award will be made to:

Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 4.10.26 PMSociety for Children and Youth of B.C. in recognition of its exemplary work in promoting Child Rights in British Columbia.  The Society for Children and Youth of B.C. has been fighting for the protection of child rights in B.C. since 1974.  Using the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the organization strives to improve the well-being of all children and youth across the province.

Hors d’ oeuvres, no-host bar and live music provided. Accessible facility, presentations begins at 6:15pm.

Screen Shot 2013-11-27 at 7.57.17 PMEach year, the Renate Shearer Memorial Award is presented to a person or organization who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of human rights. This award is a memorial to the life and work of Renate Shearer who was a champion of equality and dignity for all.
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Rosemary Brown Award goes to West Coast LEAF

unacto1Thank you to all who came out to support the UNAC-Vancouver and our partners in presenting the Rosemary Brown Award to West Coast LEAF.  The ceremony was a great success.  West Coast LEAF was recognized for their outstanding contributions in using the law to further women’s equality.

West Coast LEAF works to achieve equality by intervening in strategic test cases that protect or advance Charter and human rights. Their law reform initiatives track legislation affecting the legal rights of women, and they engage with government to ensure that law and policy respect equality rights. They also deliver public legal education workshops that train people on legal tools and strategies, including peer-to-peer training for young people on consent, safe relationships, and workplace rights.

Screen Shot 2014-06-16 at 9.27.57 PMFor more photos, please look at our partner organization’s website the BC Human Rights Coalition: http://www.bchrcoalition.org/files/documents/RosemaryBrownAwardforWomen.html

 

 

Renate Shearer Human Rights Award to be presented to Indira Prahst Dec 11th

unacto1The United Nations Association in Canada, Vancouver Branch and The B.C. Human Rights Coalition  cordially invite you to a Celebration to Commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the   UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
JJ’s Restaurant- Vancouver Community College (3rd Floor)

250 West Pender Street – Vancouver, BC V6B 1S9 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Admission by donations

The 25th Anniversary presentation of the Renate Shearer Award will be made to:

Screen Shot 2013-11-27 at 8.00.27 PMIndira Prahst

In recognition of her exemplary commitment as an advocate, activist and educator on challenges related to intercultural and inter generational issues in the South Asian community of British Columbia

Hors d’ oeuvres, no-host bar and live music provided. Accessible facility, presentations begins at 6:15pm.

For additional information please call 604.689.8474

Screen Shot 2013-11-27 at 7.57.17 PMEach year, the Renate Shearer Memorial Award is presented to someone who has made an outstanding contribution in the filed of human rights. This award is a memorial to the life and work of Renate Shearer who was a champion of equality and dignity for all.
Link to pdf invite: Invite2013