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Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in General News

    Founded in 2001, Equal Voice is a national multi-partisan organization dedicated to the election of more women in Canada.

VOW supports Sisters in Spirit and in solidarity with Native Women’s Association of Canada

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in General News

This 20th anniversary of  National Aboriginal Day, we honour Indigenous peoples culture, families and communities. VOW  supports Sisters in Spirit and  in solidarity with Native Women’s Association of Canada  and their vision where all people can lead healthy lifestyles by maintaining balance in their spiritual, emotional, mental and physical health. Project PEACE (Prevention, Education, Action, Change and Evaluation) is a three-year initiative funded by the Status of Women Canada (SWC) to promote safety, violence prevention and solution based approaches for Aboriginal women and girls through engagement processes. Project PEACE will enable the creation of personal safety nets for Aboriginal women and girls, which once established will support and build...

Disarmament ambassadors: Here’s how Canada can help eliminate nuclear weapons

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in General News

by Douglas Roche posted in the Ottawa Citizen Authors Marius Grinius, Peggy Mason, Paul Meyer, Douglas Rocheand Christopher Westdal have each held the post of Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament, under four prime ministers. Thirty years ago in Reykjavik, Iceland, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev – almost – made a deal that would have led to the elimination of all nuclear weapons. The discussions foundered on Reagan’s insistence that the U.S. be allowed to develop a ballistic missile defence system. Despite the 1986 failure, Reykjavik was one of the most important summits in history. A year later, the U.S. and Soviet Union signed the Intermediate Range Nuclear...

Women empowerment through journalism

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Blogs, General News

By Yusur Al-Bahrani  Away from Amman, 25 women journalists and reporters work on a publication in Zarqa reporting on several issues under tight deadlines. Compared to Amman, Zarqa is more conservative tied by cultural values that might hinder the work of women. However, the journalists of Hona Zarqa constitute a symphony with melodies breaking cultural barriers that stop women in Zarqa from working in a field like media. As I flip the pages of Hona Zarqa, I can’t recognize the gender of the writers from the topics. With my Arabic, I can guess from the names that they are women. Indeed, the stories reported are not expected to be...

2015 PeacemakeHers Leadership Camp for Young Women Final Report

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in General News, VOW Peace Camps

Summary The Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace (NSVOW) held its 3rd annual PeacemakeHers Leadership Camp for Young Women at Thinkers Lodge National Historic Site in Pugwash Nova Scotia on September 18-20, 2015.  Participants and facilitators enthusiastically received the Camp, and many of the 2015 participants have remained active within NSVOW.  Four of them joined the delegation of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW60) in New York in March 2016.  Support for this delegation, in the form of financial assistance and mentorship, was provided by NSVOW. One of the four young women also put together a...

Hedy Epstein, Rights Activist and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 91

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in General News

By WILLIAM GRIMES New York Times MAY 28, 2016 On Aug. 18, 2014, a crowd gathered outside the downtown St. Louis office of Jay Nixon, the governor of Missouri. The governor, responding to protests in Ferguson over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, had just activated the National Guard, and the demonstrators outside his office were outraged at what they saw as heavy-handed tactics. When the police ordered the protesters to leave, nine refused. And so it came to pass that Hedy Epstein, wearing a black T-shirt with the words “Stay Human” printed in white letters, was handcuffed, taken to a nearby substation and charged with...