PIRS Advocacy on Refugee Rights Day

On Refugee Rights Day, (April 4th, 2017) PIRS released a position paper on barriers refugee women face in accessing language and employment programs.

The paper urged government and settlement organizations to take seriously how childcare, lack of classroom flexibility, and coed classes create obstacles for refugee women.

In late April, a team of PIRS staff brought the paper to Jenny Kwan’s office (MP for Vancouver East Riding). Based upon the discussion there, PIRS is seeking to build bridges across the sector to continue advocating and bring the issue to the attention of important stakeholders.

Read the full paper here: PIRS Position Paper – Apr 2017