Film screening (*Sulingan, 30m) & discussion with visiting members of the Likhaan Centre for Women’s Health (Phillippines), followed by round table conversation on issues and best practices related to sexual and reproductive health and rights, for women and youth.
Date: Friday May 26
Location: Peterborough Public Health, 185 King St., 2nd Floor
This event is free. Seating is limited. Lunch will be provided.
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This event is made possible by funding from Global Affairs Canada and support from Peterborough Public Health and the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health.
*CONTENT WARNING: This event will include a 30-minute film (Sulingan) from the Likhaan Centre for Women's Health, which presents the true stories of three women. The film contains material that some viewers may find difficult to watch, including a scene of marital sexual violence. Viewer discretion is advised. There will be on-sight support generously provided by Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre.
Likhaan Centre Speaker Bios:
Caren is a nurse and trainer. She has been with Likhaan since 1995, working for womens reproductive health and rights. She was one of the original trainers of Likhaan’s Community Health Workers – training women from poor and marginalzied neighbourhoods of Manila to provide high quality care in the area of reproductive health. Caren is the Project Coordinator for the project “Innovations in Reducing Maternal Mortality in the Philippines”, funded by Inter Pares and Global Affairs Canada.
Mark has been working with young people in the communities where Likhaan operates since 2012. At the age of 16, he was an active member of a youth organization in Letre Malabon – a very poor neighbourhood of Manila. Mark became one of the “Kuyas” or big brothers who helped other young people with their health problems, bringing them to the Likhaan clinic. He was also very active in the mobilization of youth to pressure the Philippines government to pass the Reproductive Health Bill.