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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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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Journey of AIDS – India to Canada

Journey of AIDS – India to Canada

On World AIDS Day, I want to share with you, the role of this disease in my life. I was a little girl when my mom started working for an NGO in India called CHELSEA. From what I understood she went to villages to educate women about safe sex, used to hand out free condoms […]

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Underground Railway to Modern Day Slavery

Underground Railway to Modern Day Slavery

Deep in our history of struggle for freedom Canada was the North Star. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The irony of this quote is palpable as I begin writing this post today about human/sex trafficking in Canada. After reading Invisible Chains and speaking with the Canadian Women’s Foundation I felt compelled to speak out […]

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