But aren’t we all to blame?

But aren’t we all to blame?

This past month I have gone through varying degrees of shame, outrage, anger & helplessness. I fail to understand how a human being can be so inhumane. How can you treat another person with so much brutality? Jyoti Singh Pandey was raped 5 times, beaten up with an iron rod, stripped, thrown on the road […]

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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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We Talk Women in The Star

We Talk Women in The Star

Original article published here: Women made gains in 2012 but don’t declare victory just yet by Rosemary Speirs Even less interested in the trials facing executive and professional women is 25-year-old Kavita Dogra, who like an increasing number of young Canadian women — new citizens or born here — comes from a culture (in her […]

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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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