Change starts locally, says Liesl Gerntholtz

Change starts locally, says Liesl Gerntholtz

Human Rights Watch changed my life. It was because of a documentary I watched at the HRW Film Festival that We Talk Women even began. I attribute most of my knowledge of human rights issues to their reports and articles. The festival puts a human face to the stats and although that can be upsetting […]

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His Story

His Story

I must admit, I love checking my We Talk Women email. Here’s a perfect example of why. Meet Kayrond, a spoken word artist who wanted me to feature his piece. I was skeptical at first but after I watched this video, I was nothing but moved and grateful he reached out to me. In Kayrond’s […]

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Inside the head of an “activist”

Inside the head of an “activist”

It’s like being on a roller coaster. I never proclaimed to be an activist until a friend of mine insisted that my work for We Talk Women puts me in that category. He jokingly said that I might be on some police list for the city because I bring people together and organize events on […]

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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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