International Women's Day 2006

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The International Women's Day 2006 Theme is "Making Poverty History".

Registration Information


Registration can be done through your worksite coordinator or using the On-line Registration.  


Registration Timeline:  Monday, January 23rd to Friday, February 10th.


Registration Fee


In lieu of a registration fee, we are collecting monetary donations for the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre. The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is a women's-centred organization that provides a leadership role to end all forms of sexual violence against women and children.  They are advocates, counsellors, educators and activists. Their vision is to eliminate sexual assault/abuse, social injustice and other forms of oppression. They ask our community to support them in helping women survivors, their partners and non-offending parents to heal from the effects of sexual violence. They challenge all people to commit to a culture free from sexual violence and abuse. More information may be found on their website at Your contribution is appreciated.


Once again, the IWD Organizing Committee is offering a wide range of interesting and exciting topics to pique your interest and expand your horizons.


Lunch Options: 


Holiday Inn Harbourview has a beautifully renovated dining area and is offering a buffet lunch on the conference day for only $9.99 + tax per person. A limited number of lunch tickets will be available to purchase during the course of the morning. Alternatively, there are a number of restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel, i.e., Tim Horton’s, McDonald’s, Subway, and Down Town Pizza.


Public Transportation & Parking:


Free parking is available at the hotel.  A major Metro Transit stop at the Bridge Terminal is located across the street from the hotel. Workshops for this event are being held at the Holiday Inn Harbourview and the Dartmouth Sportsplex.

Keynote Speaker
Asna Adhami dabbles in photography, spoken word and video artforms.  Her inquisitive nature and sense of adventure always lead her to exciting places. One such encounter being with The Otesha Project where she joined the group in Thunder Bay, Ontario and cycled to Halifax, promoting environmental sustainability and awareness of social justice issues. Asna is a member of Chief’s Diversity Advisory Committee for HRM Police.  To make ends meet, she also works as a broadcaster and writer in Nova Scotia. She's worked with the Aboriginal People's Television Network, CBC Television, New Media and Radio and with Community Television in Nova Scotia. Asna has also worked and volunteered with social service and social justice organizations in Nova Scotia for over a decade. She remains active in justice and equity work today and is involved with various international, national, and local equity and diversity initiatives.

Special Considerations

This is a Barrier Free conference. Please identify specific requests with your registration.

American Sign Language will be provided for the plenary and for the workshops on request.

To accommodate participants with environmental sensitivities, please remember that this is a smoke-free and scent-free environment. For further details:
No Scents Please



Information booths from various organizations will be on display.  They may offer items for sale.  For more information visit:  IWD Exhibitors