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“Honour killings” are a form of violence against women that take the lives of 5,000 girls/women every year. They are committed with the motive of protecting or regaining the honour of the perpetrator, family, or community. Join us in the screening of Banaz: A Love Story by Deeyah Khan that chronicles an act of overwhelming […]

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It’s local. It’s global. It’s called human trafficking.

It’s local. It’s global. It’s called human trafficking.

Understand the issue: In Canada Trafficking is illegal, a grave human rights violation and girls are being trafficked within Canadian borders and across. 800-1500 women are trafficked into Canada each year. It is a lucrative business as traffickers can earn up to $280,000 annually, for each girl. Girls and women from marginalized/racialized groups are at […]

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Passion Over Past: A Book Project

Passion Over Past: A Book Project

The purpose of this post is to invite you and women across the globe, to be part of a profound project! I know it’s easy to get caught up in the “some day” illusion, which is why I create and commit to new possibilities every single day. “If you’re passionate and committed, anything is possible”. In […]

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Spoken word for unspoken violence

Spoken word for unspoken violence

I’m Vanessa Agovida, a sophomore at Fordham University. As a bookworm, occasional writer, and actor, I believe in the power of stories to spread awareness and inspire change. Last fall, I became a founding member of Fordham’s first spoken word poetry club, which was started by my friend Sarah Davis. Unlike traditional forms of poetry, […]

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