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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Access to Abortion in Canada: Every Voice Counts

Access to Abortion in Canada: Every Voice Counts

I’ve had the pleasure of following Kathleen Pye and her advocacy work on Twitter for a little while now and conducted an interview with her about access to abortion issues in Canada. I’m grateful she took the time to do this and I hope you take the time to read her answers below: Please provide […]

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Are you ready to stand #WithMalala?

Are you ready to stand #WithMalala?

I was invited to the TIFF 2015 premiere of He Named Me Malala directed by Davis Guggenheim. In the invitation email it said, “We believe your dedication to human rights reflects Malala’s and the film’s efforts in bringing awareness to human rights issues around the world.” Who? Me? My only thought after reading this email […]

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Education is the only solution, she said.

Education is the only solution, she said.

For my 16th birthday I recall going bowling with a few friends and we had a fun, carefree evening. When Malala turned 16, she addressed the UN Youth Council about the importance of educating girls. She is the epitome of courageous. The Taliban wanted her dead, “they thought the bullets would silence us. But they […]

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