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Approaching COVID-19 Vaccination Hesitancy Among BIPOC Pregnant Women

An event hosted by BIPOC Women’s Health Network
June, 2021 

Join us on June 23 as we explore topics related to the COVID-19 vaccine, pregnancy, and reproductive health, with guest speakers Dr. Ayesha Raza and Dr. Darine Darine El-Chaâr. 

Leaders of Colour Podcast

Leading in Colour
May, 2021 

“Leaders of Colour” is  dedicated to equipping young racialized leaders & activists with the tools necessary to conduct their advocacy efforts. In this episode, Dilini and Claire share insight about systemic oppression in healthcare, providing culturally competent care, and finding solidarity within your community of work…

Peer Med Podcast

Peer Med
May, 2021 

Peer Med by Leah Sarah Peer welcomes executives from The BIPOC Women’s Health Network, Claire Dong & Whitney Ereyi, to speak about their organization, their activities and the importance of caring for vulnerable populations as future physicians. They aims to provide  healthcare resources to serve racialized …

Creating culturally safe, accessible health care

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Mar, 2021 

In July 2020, second-year medical students Claire Dong, Dilini Kekulawala and Brintha Sivajohan and their peers enthusiastically undertook a summer research project focused on how Canadian medical education centres the voices of women identifying as Black, Indigenous,and People of Colour (BIPOC) and how it …

Free contraception is still out of reach for Canadians

The Pigeon
Mar 18, 2021

Claire Dong is a co-founder of the BIPOC Women’s Health Network, a national advocacy group run by medical students. She told The Pigeon that immigrants and newcomers might face greater challenges in accessing sexual and reproductive health services due to language barriers, lack of access to …

What We Heard: Mental Health in a Global Context

Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH)
Mar 10, 2021 

On March 10, 2021, the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) hosted an one-hour roundtable discussion on mental health in a global context. CanWaCH was joined by three expert partners from Grand Challenges Canada, World Vision Canada and the BIPOC Women’s Health …

Prioritizing Youth Organizing in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Spaces

Feb 26, 2021 

In the past week, members from the Canadian chapter of the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP Canada) and the BIPOC Women’s Health Network (BIPOC WHN) sat down for an Instagram Live discussion on youth health equity, specifically the role that youth organizing can play in …

CORE Group Global Health Practitioner Conference: Post Conference Report

CORE Group
Jan 28, 2021

Five inspiring finalists were selected to pitch their ideas. Judges selected two teams; BIPOC Women’s Health Network from Canada and Vinsighte from Nigeria to win $5,000 in seed funding towards their innovative ideas as well as mentorship from the CORE Group International Community Health …