Archives for January 2013

Happy 25th Anniversary R. v. Morgentaler!

Happy 25th Anniversary R. v. Morgentaler!

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in favour of Dr. Morgentaler, Dr. Smoling, and Dr. Scott, which granted women’s true personal autonomy. This date holds special weight with me. Not just because I’m a woman, but also because I’m a nurse. One who has spent the bulk of her career as […]

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This, I promise you: I’m committed

This, I promise you: I’m committed

I would not be who I am today if it were not for my 2 older sisters. They were among my first ‘real’ teachers. They made me aware of the power that education possesses in effecting change. As a child I struggled to read, write and be an individual. It was hard being the eccentric […]

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But aren’t we all to blame?

But aren’t we all to blame?

This past month I have gone through varying degrees of shame, outrage, anger & helplessness. I fail to understand how a human being can be so inhumane. How can you treat another person with so much brutality? Jyoti Singh Pandey was raped 5 times, beaten up with an iron rod, stripped, thrown on the road […]

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What I learned about women’s rights working in Asia

What I learned about women’s rights working in Asia

I recently returned from Thailand after working on an innovative social enterprise along the Thai-Burma border, and doing communications for Asia Pacific’s leading women’s rights network. From refugee women from Burma, to Mongolian sustainable development experts, to advocates in Papua New Guinea fighting violence against women, I came across diverse groups of women determined to […]

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