MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan 26, 2016) -
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Almas Jiwani Foundation President and CEO Almas Jiwani will address the students of McGill University on the topic of gender equality during a speech at McGill University January 27, and will participate at the Global Leadership Forum panel of the Model United Nations Assembly 2016 on January 28.
"Gender equality is one of the single greatest tools we have to eradicating a wide range of global problems, including extreme poverty and food insecurity. For us to succeed and thrive as a global community, there is no question women must have an equal voice," said Almas Jiwani. "This assembly is a unique opportunity to share some of my experiences globally fighting for equal representation in politics and business with the leaders of tomorrow. One thing is clear, we must do more."
McMUN is the largest and most prestigious Model UN conference of its kind in Canada and ranks among the top academic events at McGill University. More than 1400 visiting delegates will attend the events in addition to 500 in-house students from McGill University.
"We are incredibly excited to welcome Almas Jiwani to our conference," said McMUN 2016 Secretary General Marta Canneri. "We have a long tradition of inviting incredible speakers to the conference, including Romeo Dallaire, Reza Aslan, Louise Frechette, and more. This is our first year exploring the theme of Gender Equality, and we are confident that Ms. Jiwani will be a fantastic addition to our slate of speakers."
About Almas Jiwani
Almas Jiwani, President emeritus of UN Women Canada National Committee and CEO of Frontier Canada Inc, is a fiercely vocal and internationally renowned champion for gender equality and women's social, economic, and political empowerment. Ms. Jiwani has travelled across the globe to deliver keynote addresses, speeches and presentations on improving the status of women. She has addressed over 400 parliamentarians from 42 countries on the benefits of economically empowering women and the roles and responsibilities of parliamentarians at the International Assembly in the Dominican Republic and Quebec City.
About the Almas Jiwani Foundation
The Almas Jiwani Foundation seeks to alleviate poverty by focusing on girls and women in select regions. AJF intends to improve their quality of life by providing or improving access to quality education and modern technology. The foundation advocates for the rights of women in different cultures and societies. AJF empowers women through entrepreneurship and a top down technology thrust. AJF reduces stigma and discrimination faced by women and girls living in hostile and under developed regions of the world with environmental regeneration, the usage and conservation of clean water, and promoting hygiene and sanitation through education. AJF seeks to empower both women and men with skills conducive to equitable knowledge. And finally AJF empowers women and men by instilling in them that everyone should be equally valued and respected in society.
About McGill Model United Nations Assembly
The McGill Model United Nations Assembly, known as McMUN, is an annual student-run initiative held in Montreal, Quebec since 1989. It is the largest and most prestigious conference of its kind in Canada, and ranks among the top academic events at McGill University. Its reputation has crossed borders and has become one of the most highly anticipated and competitive conferences of the international collegiate Model United Nations circuit. With over 1600 delegates from around the world and 600 McGill student staff, McMUN is a hugely inspiring and rewarding experience for everyone involved.
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