It is with great sadness that we share news of the death of Annette Pypops, a Canadian activist and feminist. After a courageous battle with breast cancer, Annette, surrounded by her loved ones, died peacefully at her home in Cantley, Quebec in December 23, 1998.
Ms. Pypops was well-known and respected among a number of organizations striving to eliminate violence against women both in Canada and abroad. In particular, from 1988-95, Annette was a Program Officer for MATCH International Centre, an organization that works on issues of development and violence against women in the south. She served the dual role as Program Officer for Francophone Africa and for Violence Against Women.
Annette was also a participant at the Global Center's 1991 Women's Global Leadership Institute. We remember her for her enthusiasm, intelligence, and humor as she taught us how to communicate across language barriers; she delighted all with her French accented English and declaration when telling a story for which she did not know the English grammer, "Now I speak in the past."
Annette Pypops is survived by her mother Georgette Jadot and her partner Eric Dupuis. She was 36 years old.
Annette Pypops (left) with
Rana Nashashibi and Ana Carcedo
at the 1991 Women's Global Leadership Institute.
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