Feminists Deliver met with the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality in a historic meeting in Vancouver on March 28, 2019. The first of its kind, the roundtable was held to discuss problems and solutions for some the most marginalized communities in British Columbia.
Feminists Deliver is a grassroots collaboration of British Columbia-based women and women-led organizations that have come together, on account of the 2019 Women Deliver Conference taking place in Vancouver, to shed light on the urgent issues facing marginalized communities in BC and the grassroots struggles leading the way for transformative change. Additionally, build transnational connections between grassroots feminist movements and re-envision the global women’s agenda as one that centers a diversity of grassroots feminist voices. Feminists Deliver will also host a companion conference and tradeshow to Women Deliver June 3-6, 2019.
Feminists Deliver’s approach is intersectional, anti-oppressive, and decolonial.
Membership of Feminists Deliver is diverse and inclusive of all people that experience marginalization on the basis of gender.
Feminists Deliver began in 2018 and now boasts involvement of 25 organizations spanning disciplines and intersectional equality seeking efforts including: Indigenous women, Immigrant and Refugee women, Black women, French speaking women, non-binary and trans women, women with disabilities, girls and young women, girls/young women aging out of foster care, women’s housing, gender violence including sexual assault and domestic violence, legal justice and law reform, women’s health and reproductive justice, women’s mental health and substance use/recovery, women that do sex work and sex workers, women’s poverty, child care, women’s employment, rural women, women living in downtown eastside Vancouver, women’s philanthropy, and municipal actions for women’s safety.
Feminists Deliver organizations
- Atira Women’s Resource Society
- Aunt Leah’s Society
- Battered Women’s Support Services
- Butterflies in Spirit
- Cicely Blain, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Cicely Blain Consulting
- Culture Saves Lives
- BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
- Chrysalis Society for Women
- Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
- WISH Drop-in Society
- Options for Sexual Health
- Vancouver Women’s Health Collective
- Justice for Girls
- Metro Vancouver YWCA
- Pacific Association of First Nations Women
- Réseau Femmes Colombie Britannique
- Women Transforming Cities
- West Coast LEAF
- WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre