September 5, 2013 - by Anuradha Dugal - 12 Comments

Ever wonder why women rarely report sexual assault?

Last week, a group of frosh leaders at St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia came under fire for leading freshman students in a chant encouraging underage rape. These students are from the same province where months earlier, Rehteah Parsons took her own life after being bullied and harassed after her classmates shared pictures of her online taken during her sexual assault.

Yes, victim-blaming is alive and well in Canada.

September 5, 2013 - by Diane Hill - 1 Comments
When Ndem Nkeng, 29, signed up for the Employment Focus program, all she wanted was a job. Instead, she found a way to transform her childhood dream into a wonderful new career.

It’s so cliché, but when I was three I saw a girl break-dancing in the movie Breakin’. That was it. I said, “When I grow up, I want to be a dancer!”

When I signed up for the program, I had just finished an admin contract at a dance studio. I thought it might get me into dance, but it didn’t. I could learn the routines, but wasn’t allowed to perform. I’d never had formal training and I didn’t fit into the costumes.