Dawn was founded in 1995 following a meeting between seventeen women from across Canada who came together to discuss issues of mutual concern. In a society which devalues and often punishes difference of any kind, women with disAbilities face many barriers. If we are aboriginal women, lesbians, older women or women of colour we encounter even more discrimination and more barriers.
The Pacific DisAbled Women’s Network (Pacific DAWN) was formed in 2005 with the agreement of DAWN Canada and is the western regional affiliate of DAWN Canada, that represents the voice of women with disAbilities throughout BC and the Yukon..
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