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Gender Inequality and the Way Forward

Written by Kelsey Chamberlin, Howe Sound Women’s Centre Volunteer International Women’s Day (March 8) is ‘a day to celebrate economic, political, and social achievements of women and reflect on the current state of women’s rights and gender equality.’  Measuring...

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Quest Presents the Vagina Monologues

The 7th annual V-Day production of the Vagina Monologues will be performed February 14 and 15 at Quest University. The production is directed and produced by Quest University students and features an all student cast. Created by anti-violence activist Eve Ensler, the...

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Remembering Our Sisters On December 6

Written by Donna Billy Sisolia, HSWC Front Line Support Worker & First Nations Advocate   I believe we are still in shock over the Montreal Massacre that took place on December 6, 1989, now 25 years ago. I also believe we should not hide our feelings of loss for...

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THE POWER OF GRATITUDE

Written and submitted by Jennifer Roberts; Howe Sound Women's Centre Volunteer   Gratitude is an expression of appreciation and thankfulness that can expand your happiness, increase positive feelings, improve relationships, and help us feel that what we have is...

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Written By: Lynnaea Le Drew, HSWC Support Worker   Violence against women is an international human rights violation. The most common form of violence experienced by women globally is physical violence inflicted by an intimate partner. On average, one in three...

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Role models put your feet on the ground

  Transcript from the Whistler Premier of the film Pretty Faces Written and presented by Dr. Megan Bulloch, Howe Sound Women's Centre Board of Directors   When I got my PhD (my last of 4 3/4 university degrees — I don’t talk about that 3/4 one very much but...

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International Day of the Girl Child

EMPOWERING GIRLS FOR OUR FUTURE Written by Shana Murray, Community Programs Manager, Howe Sound Women's Centre Society   Every year on October 11, girls and women around the globe celebrate International Day of the Girl Child. In December 2011, the United Nations...

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Mobilizing Festival Goers in Sexual Assault Prevention

Written By: Lynnaea Le Drew, HSWC Support Worker It’s music festival season, and over 35 000 people are expected daily at the Squamish Valley Music Festival, August 8-10. Considerable preparation and planning by festival organizers has gone into ensuring the festival...

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