Seventeen

Seventeen

I blushed when he said hello I’m 18; I lied. He leaned a little closer I thrilled a little inside   No one as beautiful as you I’m so lucky to have you He placed me high on a pedestal He made me feel so special   I love you. Let me take you away […]

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An artist became an activist – Interview with Gavin Weston

An artist became an activist – Interview with Gavin Weston

Gavin Weston is author of the novel Harmattan, (Myrmidon Books) – set in Niger, West Africa – which chronicles the early years of Haoua, a child bride growing up in the fictional village of Wadata. Weston was a volunteer with the American NGO Africare in the eighties and, since 2011, has been an ambassador for FORWARD, […]

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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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