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Arezoo Najibzadeh

Women in Politics Advocate, Young Women's Leadership Network

Arezoo works on addressing the barriers against young women's involvement in grassroots and institutional politics.

Media/Médias

Everyday Acts Of Sexual Violence Are Far Too Common In Politics

Huffington Post Canada, March 20, 2017Online

URL: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/emerald-bensadoun/sexual-violence-women-canadian-politics_b_15472276.html

"In a country that prides itself in its gender-equal cabinet, the question of whether or not Parliament Hill is a safe space for women is rarely discussed. From hateful and misogynistic comments to sexual assault, women in Canadian politics continue to be targets of violence at various stages of their careers."

Why 338 inspiring young women are taking over the House of Commons

Chatelaine, March 8, 2017Online

URL: http://www.chatelaine.com/living/politics/international-womens-day-daughters-of-the-vote/

"Arezoo Najibzadeh, the Daughters delegate from Newmarket-Aurora, has requested that her seat be left vacant to draw attention to the issue of sexual and gender-based violence."

Everyday Acts Of Sexual Violence Are Far Too Common In Politics

Published by Huffington Post Canada

March 20, 2017

"In a country that prides itself in its gender-equal cabinet, the question of whether or not Parliament Hill is a safe space for women is rarely discussed. From hateful and misogynistic comments to sexual assault, women in Canadian politics continue to be targets of violence at various stages of their careers."

URL: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/emerald-bensadoun/sexual-violence-women-canadian-politics_b_15472276.html

Biography/Biographie

Arezoo is a women in politics advocate and a students’ rights activist based in Toronto. Arezoo’s work takes an intersectional approach to understanding the role of young women and girls in grassroots and institutional politics, as well as the relationship between sexual violence, public safety, and women’s civic engagement. She has an intimate understanding of the multiple barriers young women, especially young immigrant women of colour, must overcome in order to voice their opinions and materialize their ideas into actions within our political system.

Recognition/Reconnaissance

Everyday Political Citizen | Personal

Samara's Everyday Political Citizen project celebrates the unsung heroes of Canadian democracy.

Daughters of the Vote Delegate | Personal

Arezoo was a delegate to the Daughters of the Vote Summit in celebration of 100 years of White women's suffrage in Canada alongside 337 other young women from across the country.

Expertise

  • Young Women
  • Women's Rights
  • Women in Politics
  • Social Justice and Equity
  • Politics & Public Policy
  • Education and Cultural Diversity
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Canadian Politics

Education/Éducation

  • Ryerson University
    Politics and Governance
    Public Administration and Governance