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'Menstrual Man' speaks on finding a simple solution to a global problem
School dropout Arunachalam Muruganantham is effecting real change for rural women in India and beyond.
Jul 9th, 2015
BC Indigenous women put fear aside and become powerful leaders in fight for equality
As Idle No More's first year anniversary approaches on Dec.10, Indigenous women in BC are making dents towards equality for Aboriginal people, youth, and women.
Nov 25th, 2013
Vancouver First Nations DTES smudge ceremony
Vancouver’s First Nations peoples have always held ceremonies calling all people to come together to connect with themselves, each other, Mother Earth and the Great Spirit.
Jun 19th, 2010
On the Second Day of the 2010 Olympic Games, Hundreds Join the March for Missing and Murdered Women in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
It was Valentine’s Day and hundreds spent it in the Women’s Memorial March downtown to honour the memory of the women from the Downtown Eastside who die each year due to violent physical, mental,...
Feb 14th, 2010
Human Trafficking Alive and Well for the 2010 Olympics
The Salvation Army is set to launch a huge campaign against human trafficking during the Olympics because, “God is bigger than VANOC.”
Feb 2nd, 2010
Transforming a Predators' World
"A measure of our society's worth and compassion is how we treat our most vulnerable citizens. If we fail to do all we can to protect those who cannot speak for themselves, we cannot call ours...
Nov 20th, 2009
Prostitution and transforming a predator’s world
[Editors Note: This is a revised version of a previous article.] "A measure of our society’s worth and compassion is how we treat our most vulnerable citizens. If we fail to do all we can to...
Dec 2nd, 2009