Crossroads International’s Carine Guidicelli to speak at Ottawa Women’s March January 21st

Canadian Women are marching in 26 communities across the country and more than 30 countries around the world in Solidarity with Women’s March to Washington

One day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States, Crossroads International Executive Director Carine Guidicelli will address participants in Women’s March in Ottawa in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington. The newly acclaimed International Day of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion will bring women from all walks of life together with male allies to advocate for peace, justice, and human rights in marches in more than 25 cities across Canada.

Crossroads International, a leader in international volunteer cooperation, advances the rights of women and girls in community program in sub-Saharan Africa and Bolivia. “Those of us working on women’s rights issues in the global south also understand how critical it is that hard won gains that serve as a beacon of hope to so many are not sacrificed,” says Ms Guidicelli.  “At Crossroads, we are leveraging the expertise of volunteers in global South and Canada to empower women and girls to assert their rights to improving their lives in Swaziland, Senegal, Ghana, Togo, Tanzania and elsewhere.

Ms. Guidicelli will ask Canadians to join her in amplifying the voices of those women who cannot assert their rights, and on the importance of standing up to misogyny and violence wherever it exists. She will also call on Canada to increase its international aid commitments to help improve the lives of women, girls, and marginalized people around the world.

Event Details:

Who: Carine Guidicelli, Executive Director Crossroads International.  Carine is fluent in French and English.

What: In solidarity with Women’s March on Washington, women and men are marching in solidarity in cities across the country


When: Saturday, January 19, 2017; 11 AM to 2 PM

Where: Human Rights Monument, corner of Lisgar and Elgin Streets, Ottawa, ON

About Crossroads International
Crossroads International is a leader in international cooperation and has been fighting inequality for almost 60 years. Crossroads works in some of the world’s poorest nations in sub-Saharan Africa, West Africa, and South America, with local partner organizations to create decent jobs and to empower women to become leaders and live free from violence.  Every year, we engage experienced volunteers and staff North and South who apply their expertise locally to address global issues. Together we are leveraging knowledge, expertise and dollars to create a more just and equitable world.

For more information, please contact:

Christopher Holcroft, Empower Consulting – 416-996-0767/

Carine Guidicelli, Executive Director – 514-572-3558/