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Round table on intersectionality

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May 15, 2019. The Dialogue Plus Project of the “Organisation Actions Interculturelles” (AIDE), organized a round table discussion on intersectional feminism and intersectionality. Dialogue Plus aims to prevent discrimination, prejudice and radicalization in our society by carrying out actions that promote intercultural dialogue and coexistence. This event sought to demystify the concept of intersectionality through enriching discussions about the reality and issues of people at the intersection of various types of discrimination through examples of Quebec and international news. More information here

First SHERPA Student Colloque

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May 15, 2019. This event, open to all, allowed students and postdoctoral fellows to present their research and discuss research topics related to the SHERPA research niche. The following were among the participants: Diana Miconi, McGill. Multicenter Study on the Social Determinants of Support for Violent Radicalization Among College Students in Quebec. This study presents the results of a large online survey of college students in Quebec regarding the support for violent radicalization and its social determinants. Specifically, they examine how institutional and local differences affect student support for violent radicalization and its risk and protective factors (i.e. social adversity,

Women in Islam. Between Sharia and Social Reality.

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May 14, 2019. The UNESCO Chair in the Study of the Philosophical Foundations of Justice and Democratic Society organized – Lunchtime with Soumaya Naamane Guessous and Fatima Houda-Pepin. Women in Islam. Between Sharia and Social Reality. Morocco-Quebec. Women are subject to a code initiated and established by Islamic Sharia, and another derived from positive law. These two codes intertwine and interfere in the daily life of Muslim women. What, then, is the attitude to be adopted by women under the order of these two imperatives? Could sharia follow the contemporary social and political reality of Muslim women? More information here

Submission of the SHERPA and RAPS Notice on Bill 21

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May 10, 2019. Press Conference: Submission of the SHERPA and RAPS Notice on Bill 21. Views of the research on the of risks and benefits analysis of public health of the future Bill 21 on Secularity of the State. Debates on Bill 21 on the secularism of the state reflect the extent of its societal challenges. The purpose of this notice is to start a benefit and risk analysis of Bill 21, in terms of public health implications. This preliminary analysis is based on data available in Quebec for the period 1990-2019. It was produced by researchers in human, social

Speaking Rights National Youth Forum Changemakers

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May 8-10, 2019. Equitas hosted the Speaking Rights 2019 forum to engage with young changemakers from across Canada. From May 8 to 10, Equitas hosted the Speaking Rights National Youth Changemaker Forum in Toronto, an event that brings together more than 150 young leaders from across Canada. Youth from 11 partner organizations across Canada gathered in Toronto to participate in the three-day event. During the Forum, Equitas hosted a public event on Thursday, May 9, where these young leaders presented their community action projects. It was an opportunity to communicate with them to better understand how issues such as mental

Right-wing extremism, hatred and gender-based violence in Canada

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April 29, 2019. What does research tell us about prevention and what are the pathways for prevention and intervention online and offline? The Canadian Practitioners’ Network for the Prevention of Radicalization and Extremist Violence (CPN-PREV), in collaboration with the Faculté des sciences humaines of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and the support of the UNESCO Chair for the Prevention of Radicalization and Violent Extremism (UNESCO-PREV), the team of Recherche-Action sur les Polarisations Sociales (RAPS), the Project Someone (SOcial MEdia educatiON Everyday) and the Sherpa Research Centre, has organised this conference which purpose was to discuss the prevention of

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