Monthly Archives: January 2014

Childhood Sexual Exploitation and an Upcoming Information Session

On Friday, January 24, an Archbishop was found guilty of sexual assault in a Manitoba court. The assault occurred nearly 30 years ago and the Archbishop was not found guilty of all charges brought against him. News stories such as this often make the world seem like a scary and dangerous place. This is the […]

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A Controversial Celebration of Women’s Suffrage

On January 28, 2014, the Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council is hosting a celebration of the 98th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Manitoba which was won on January 28, 1916. Manitoba was the first Canadian province to grant women the right to vote thanks to the efforts of Nellie McClung, the other women of the Famous Five, […]

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Book Review: I Am Malala

I Am Malala: The girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban By: Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb I Am Malala is the memoir of one of the world’s most famous teenagers even though she is not in films and does not have a new album coming out. Malala Yousafzai is […]

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Our Collective Responsibility

On Jan. 13, the CBC reported on under-aged prostitution in Halifax and one mother’s quest to bring it to an end. The mother (whose identity is protected) discovered that her 13 year old daughter was advertised online and had been sold for sex on numerous occasions. A story like this is outraging and urges us […]

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UN Women’s Safe Cities Global Initiative comes to Winnipeg

Violence against women and girls in public places, especially sexual harassment, is largely neglected by laws and policies.  UN Women’s Safe Cities Global Initiative launched the “Safe Cities Free of Violence Against Women and Girls” in selected cities worldwide in 2010.  Winnipeg has been selected as the first Canadian city to participate in the Initiative.  […]

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