Beyond Beijing +25 is a virtual public engagement organised by DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) Canada that took place on February 26 2021. The panel was moderated by Nelly Bassily, who is the director of the Youth Initiatives and International Relations at DAWN Canada. Beyond Beijing 25+ is a virtual public engagement, an intersectional approach to engaging civil society on girls, women, trans and gender non conforming folks with disability.
The discussion revolved around how systemic oppressions shape the lives of Indigenous, radicalised, rural and gender- diverse girls, women, trans and gender non- conforming folks with disabilities. Our founder and executive director, Nidhi Goyal was one of the panellists who spoke about her lived experience of systemic oppression and shared her visions for solutions to address this oppression and barriers from an intersectional perspective. The conversation was an attempt to centre the lives of those living at the intersection of multiple oppressions.
Other panellists at the event were Mildred Omino, a Gender and Disability rights activist from Kenya, Sarah Jama, co-founder of Disability Justice Network of Ontario, Canada and Ravyn Wngz, a member of the Toronto- Black Lives Matter steering committee.