Jewelles Smith is a strong voice for human rights in Canada; she is a feminist disability activist, scholar, writer, and artist. She has received specific training in human rights monitoring, women’s human rights justice, and methods in using legislation, policy and human rights treaties to challenge inequality. Jewelles is a PhD student at UBCO. Her dissertation will document narratives of disabled mothers in Canada from a human rights perspective.
Jewelles is Chairperson of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities and is on the board of directors for the National Educational Association of Disabled Students.
Smith is also the BC project coordinator for a national project with DAWN-RAFH Canada: Legislation, Policy and Services Responses to Violence Against Women with disabilities and Deaf Women in Canada (LPS), funded by Status of Women Canada.
Smith has published numerous articles on women, mothering, and disability in academic journals, mainstream magazines, and newspapers. She has presented at numerous conferences and events on these topics, and participated in countless radio interviews.
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