In many parts of the world, being female is seen as a burden, a curse, or a reason for abuse. It is hard to relate to the lives led by millions of women the world over. I have access to education, health-care, and a say in my future….
In my quest for tasks that will help me remember that I have enough, that I am enough, I came across an article in one of my favourite magazines about how giving to others without expectation can reconnect us with our world.
If I said that someone I knew left her full-time job, sold the company she had nurtured since 1994, and planned to move to the other side of the world to follow her dream, how would you think she felt? My initial thought was nervous, and probably excited. Laurie Brinklow is the person diving into this new adventure, and in speaking with her I realized that nerves do not appear to enter into the picture.
Whether in India, Nigeria, the Middle East, or Canada it seems women of colour have been obsessed with fair skin. However, such obsessions are not without their critics, and as people have begun to critically analyse the reasons behind and implications of this obsession, so have people started to rethink their attitudes.
Most of us have heard the phrase “wining the hearts and minds” many times over. It is a phrase vital to the mission in Afghanistan; It is easier said than done. This has been repeatedly shown to the United Nations with regards to Haiti. We all know how hard it is to overcome hurts and [...]
With a New Year beginning, countless people have made a resolution to get in shape. I had planned to write about getting in shape without getting into debt. But, that will have to wait. Providing tips to lose a dress size while watching dead bodies lying on a rubble filled street seemed to be shallow. [...]
Rita Mahato has been threatened with assault, rape, and murder because of the human rights work she does in her home country.
She is a health counsellor at the Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC) in Nepal’s Siraha District, and offers support for women targeted by sexual violence. The centre also documents, files, and reports the cases, making [...]
When I was a student (in the 1980s), the computers sat ominously at the back of the classroom, taunting us to touch them. That mysterious box that you only got the privilege of using if you were finished all your work and in good favour with the teacher drove me to near insanity….When I became a teacher, I swore that I would make all the tools and toys accessible to my students; no students were going to pine after “computer time” on my watch!
There are two trends that are exploding in popularity now: interest in food and wine, and the convenience of mobile apps, says MacLean. That makes the Nat Decants Drinks Matcher a natural fit—like Stilton and port. As a wine-loving geek, I love finding ways for new technology to help us savour all of life’s pleasures, wherever we are.
The Canadian Labour Congress is asking Canadians to send 20 postcards in 20 days to the prime minister telling him to take action now to end violence against women.
“On December 6th it will be 20 years since 14 young women were murdered in Montreal simply because they were women,” says Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress. “Ironically, as this anniversary approaches, our government is trying to eradicate the firearms registry, the one concrete measure taken to reduce gun violence against women.”