Patriarchy

The Webster definition of Patriarchy is a social system in which males hold primary power and predominate in roles of political leadership, moral authority, social privilege and control of property. It is an unjust social system that is harmful to both men and women....

Support Needed for HSWC Holiday Hampers

For many the holiday season is a time of joy and happiness, yet for those families going through a difficult separation or divorce, facing abuse, or at risk of being homeless, the holidays can be an extremely stressful and difficult time. Howe Sound Women’s Centre...

Girls Speak Up!

International Day of the Girl – Girls Speak Up! Written by Ashley Oakes Resolution 66/170…A set of words and numbers that seem cold and business like but mean the United Nations and the global humanitarian sector recognized that progress was not being made fast...

Walk a Mile In Her Shoes

Written by Ashley Oakes Anyone who knows me well, knows I don’t wear heels. They look great but wearing them is torture for me. I spent a few years working in the corporate sector and kept a couple of pairs at my desk. When an important meeting took place, I would...

National Aboriginal Day – June 21, 2017

Written by Ashley Oakes National Aboriginal Day has been celebrated in Canada for 21 years.  First announced in 1996 by than Governor General of Canada, Romeo LeBlanc, National Aboriginal Day is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage,...
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