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Global College hosts Legal Empowerment of the Poor conference

October 8, 2008

The University of Winnipeg’s Global College is hosting an important conference in November based on the report of the United Nations Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor.

The conference will be held November 3 and 4, 2008 at the UWinnipeg campus. Members of the public are invited to register free of charge.

Based on the UN report entitled Making the Law Work for Everyone, the Winnipeg conference will focus on Two Faces of Poverty: Indigenous Peoples and Women. Join participants for two days of provocative presentations and workshops. Speakers include local as well as international experts such as Bev Jacobs, President of the Native Womens’ Association of Canada; Lloyd Axworthy President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winnipeg and member of the Commission on the Legal Empowerment of the Poor; and Ashraf Ghani, Former Finance Minister of Afghanistan, Chancellor, Kabul University and member of the Commission on the Legal Empowerment of the Poor.

Register in order to attend at
For more information please contact:
Joel Marion, Conference Coordinator: 204.988.7102 jo.marion [at]

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For more information contact:
Diane Poulin
Communications Officer
The University of Winnipeg
Phone: 204.988-7135

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