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  Ignite Change Sessions Overview  

For each day of the Convention an overarching theme will be explored. Inherently, as all rights, and all humanity, are interconnected and interrelated, the themes and topics each day will intersect and connect to the others. Please see a high level overview of the program here.


Coming to Terms with Genocide, Colonization and Uprooting the Children - Indigenous Rights

Canada and Exclusive Citizenship - Migrants and Undocumented Workers

2STQLGBIA+ Inclusion, Dignity and Well-Being

Prison Justice and Ways to Take Action

Anti-Corruption Day and International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
International and National Mechanisms for Human Rights and Peace

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
Challenging the Narratives and Confronting Anti-Black and other forms of Racism

International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Confronting Ableism and Building Disability Justice

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

Gender Based Violence

Dignity in Poverty: Building a Just Future

International Human Rights Day

Democracy, Civil Society and Human Rights Education

Programming for Young People

Throughout the event, a team of partners is working to create spaces where:

  • youth voices can lead the Convention and bring their perspective to the table;

  • youth can gain skills and capacity to take action on human rights;

  • intergenerational learning and dialogue can take place; and,

  • young people can creatively express and engage in learning about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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