DOV Highlights: Where are they now?
Alana Robert is in her final year of Juris Doctor studies at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she is the Co-President of the Osgoode Indigenous Students’ Association.
Representing Equal Voice, Alana was part of Canada’s official delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York where she advocated for policies that empower rural women. As a National Network Leader on Gender-Based Violence for Equal Voice, Alana led the development of a toolkit to mobilize youth across the country to advocate and lead solutions that serve to combat gender-based violence in their communities.
"The Daughters of the Vote program through Equal Voice has allowed me to be part of an incredibly uplifting and supportive network of women. Equal Voice supported my nomination to be part of Canada’s delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, where I represented the organization in New York," said Alana. "At the Commission, I was able to elevate the reach of my work on combating gender-based violence. I am thankful that Equal Voice has continuously provided a platform for young women’s voices to be heard"
Alana founded Justice For Women in Manitoba, which addresses gender-based violence on post-secondary campuses through education, policy, and support for students. She has testified on this work to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women.
As an anti-violence and MMIWG2S advocate, Alana regularly speaks at events across Manitoba and Ontario. She has previously interned at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, where she worked on victim and witness protections.