Diane Walsh Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/3979 en Say "no" to female genital mutilation on International Zero Tolerance Day http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2011/02/04/say-no-female-genital-mutilation-international-zero-tolerance-day On February 6 2011, the entire world community is being asked to chant together a resounding “No!” in unison with all activists against female genital mutilation. As this is the date marking the 8th...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2011/02/04/say-no-female-genital-mutilation-international-zero-tolerance-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Politics anti-FGM agencies Feb 6 female genital mutilation Geneva meeting of Feb 7 Inter-African Committee International Day NGOs No to FGM UN-sponsored Zero Tolerance to FGM Sat, 05 Feb 2011 07:03:00 +0000 Diane Walsh 6243 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com A vision for VGH's Eye Care Centre http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2010/11/30/vision-vghs-eye-care-centre On November 22nd 2010 a small ceremony occurred in the Eye Care Centre, part of the Vancouver General Hospital complex, which supports the restoration of vision for many in British Columbia. Dr....<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2010/11/30/vision-vghs-eye-care-centre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News City BC patients donation eye bank Eye Care centre I.O.O.F Independent Order of Odd Fellows - Rebekah Assembly VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation vision care Wed, 01 Dec 2010 02:09:00 +0000 Diane Walsh 5598 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com A survivor speaks about the attack on the 2010 flotilla to Gaza http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/world/2010/10/02/survivor-speaks-about-attack-2010-flotilla-gaza During the tragic 2010 Flotilla attempt to bring humanitarian supplies and political goodwill to the people of Gaza, Ken O’Keefe was taken prisoner and wrongfully beaten by the Israeli army This has...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/world/2010/10/02/survivor-speaks-about-attack-2010-flotilla-gaza" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Commentary Elvis Costello Gaza Gaza Freedom Flotilla Israeli-Palestinian conflict Isreal Isreali blockade Ken O’Keefe Kevin Neish Mavi Marmara Palestine united nations zionism Sun, 03 Oct 2010 08:57:00 +0000 Diane Walsh 4943 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com UN hones in on female genital mutilation http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2010/09/29/un-hones-female-genital-mutilation Gender justice was a focus at the UN Summit on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) last week in New York. A promise was made to address the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2010/09/29/un-hones-female-genital-mutilation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary World female circumcision female genital cutting female genital mutilation gender gender justice Michelle Bachelet President Obama Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Stephen Harper UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals Women women's rights Thu, 30 Sep 2010 11:03:00 +0000 Diane Walsh 4910 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com On the frontlines of the fight against female genital mutilation http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/africa/2010/07/12/frontlines-fight-against-female-genital-mutilation Although political mood is beginning to change, it is not that often we hear about the subject of female genital mutilation (FGM) in any great depth.&nbsp; Most people in the West believe that female...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/africa/2010/07/12/frontlines-fight-against-female-genital-mutilation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Africa Activism female genital cutting female genital mutilation gender and development human rights Inter-Africa Committee Kenya Maputo Protocol NGOs social change Women world health organization Tue, 13 Jul 2010 05:25:00 +0000 Diane Walsh 4450 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Harper disfigures Canada’s political face with abortion position http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/06/02/harper-disfigures-canada%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-political-face-abortion-position Contraception not a part of G8 maternal health program—say—the Conservatives. An astonishingly backward notion, indeed, but this is Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s starting-off point going in to the G<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/06/02/harper-disfigures-canada%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-political-face-abortion-position" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political Junkie Commentary Politics Abortion G8 Global Fund Hillary Clinton Keith Martin obama World Food Program Thu, 03 Jun 2010 07:02:00 +0000 Diane Walsh 4096 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Adrian Dix and the battle worth fighting for http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/05/19/adrian-dix-and-battle-worth-fighting It’s been said that Adrian Dix—NDP Member of Legislative Assembly for Vancouver-Kingsway is up and coming.&nbsp; That may be. But Dix wants to be clear about his intention, to maintain party support...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/05/19/adrian-dix-and-battle-worth-fighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political Junkie Thu, 20 May 2010 10:10:00 +0000 Diane Walsh 3980 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com