International Day of the Girl Event

In celebration of International Day of the Girl, We Talk Women is screening a film called Difret. Inspired by a true story, the film features a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and their country’s advancement of equal rights. When 14-year-old Hirut is abducted in her […]

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Insights on women and girl refugees: an interview with Skye Wheeler

Insights on women and girl refugees: an interview with Skye Wheeler

Early in July, I went to a panel that discussed the gender dimensions of the refugee crisis. At this event, I met a Human Rights Watch researcher, Skye Wheeler doing work in this subject area. Here’s my interview with her: Before we discuss gender based violence in the context of refugees, please tell us how you […]

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Gender Dimensions of the Refugee Crisis

Gender Dimensions of the Refugee Crisis

Earlier this month I went to a panel organized by Human Rights Watch Canada and the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law. I wanted to share some key points that were discussed that evening and what I found most interesting. Women and children are often the most disadvantaged or […]

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As luck would have it…

I read about violence, harassment, abuse in its varying forms regularly and I decided that I wanted to find out if the women I know have similar stories. For this round, I only reached out to the women I know. I am hoping to reach out to the men I know and ask them for […]

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