Gender-Based Violence & Racialized Migrant People with Disabilities and Deaf People

March 31, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Online Event: 

Gender-Based Violence & Racialized Migrant People with Disabilities and Deaf People 

When: Friday, March 31st, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

This roundtable will shed light on the nature of gender-based violence as experienced by women and gender-diverse people with disabilities and Deaf people in the context of migration and racialization. A panel of subject matter experts and/or those with lived experience will discuss the challenges and best practices that will support non-status, immigrants and refugees, women with disabilities and Deaf women when they attempt to access settlement services.

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Roundtable panelists:

Dr. Tammy Bernasky is currently an Assistant Professor in Political Science in the Department of L’nu, Political, and Social Studies at Cape Breton University. She is the author of Working to End Gender-Based Violence in the Disability Community: International Perspectives published by Practical Action Publishing. 

Dr. Sukaina Dada is the founder and Executive Director of SMILE Canada. SMILE is a registered charity organization on a mission to provide support to racialized children and youth with disabilities and their families. Her research and activism focus on the disablement and displacement of Syrian refugees in Canada.

Ingrid Palmer (she/her): CEO and founder of Focus On Ability, an award-winning speaker, author, social justice consultant, and the Director of Agency Partnerships and Learning at Up with Women. Her dedication to EDI principles is deeply rooted in her lived/living experiences of early childhood trauma, foster care, and gender-based violence. 

Dr. Doris Rajan is Director of Social Development, Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society (IRIS). Doris has worked for over 20 years as a senior consultant in the non-profit sector, with a focus on gender-based violence, access to justice, the experience of racialization, refugee, immigrant and Indigenous issues and disability justice. 

The roundtable will run from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, and will feature presentations by the four speakers, a moderated discussion, and a Q & A with participants.

For further inquiries, or accessibility requests contact Berivan Kutlay Sarikaya at by March 24th, 2023.