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COVID-19: How Your Support Helps Women and Girls During the Pandemic

Category: COVID-19 Pandemic

On the Front Lines: Remarkable Resilience in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Throughout Canada, people working at women’s shelters, sexual assault crisis centres, employment services, and other community programs are going above and beyond to support women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Girl Power Program Inspires and Supports First Nations Girls in Sturgeon Lake

A quilt square painted of the Girl Power group.

Together with amazing support from the Canadian Women’s Foundation and a core group of volunteers at the community-level, I’ve been blessed and challenged to facilitate a program called Girl Power at Sturgeon Lake Central School on the Sturgeon Lake First Nation. We offer a safe space for all those who identify as girls, aged 10 […]

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You Cannot Reduce Poverty if Women Can’t Work

Jahangir SultanaThis post was originally published on the Coady International Institute’s blog.

Sultana Jahangir has seen too many educated women lose their dreams. It’s why the Bangladeshi-born founder of the South Asian Women’s Rights Organization (SAWRO) in Toronto is laser-focused when persuading politicians and bureaucrats to do the right thing.

“Two out of three women who use our services have a master's degree, but have trouble finding work,” she says.

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Shaneen’s Story: Seeing a Path to Social Justice

ShaneenIn high school, Shaneen Cotterell signed up for ReAct: Respect in Action, a violence prevention program that stoked her interest in social justice. As told to Jessica Howard.

In grade 11, my social science teacher suggested I try the ReAct after-school program, because she knew I was interested in the issues it covered. When I saw that the program talked about things like oppression, gender stereotypes, abuse, and healthy relationships, I signed up and stayed involved through Grades 11 and 12.

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