Nov-25. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. “You are useless and stupid; you never do anything right.” “If you leave the house again without my permission, you will really be sorry”. Violence against women starts with words. And while words do not produce the same kinds of visible marks as physical violence, their effects can be just as damaging. … [Read more...] about How can it be love if it sounds so hateful?
October 1st - International Day of Older Persons. Let’s be honest, growing older is hard. And it is particularly hard for women who are least visible at this stage of life. Nearly 25% of the world’s women are age 50 and older and they account for more than half of the population 60 and older. Yet we know very little about what happens to them after age 49: their sexual … [Read more...] about The strange case of women who disappear at age 49
By Sanola Daley* Three years ago when the Canadian Climate Fund (C2F) first launched, private sector clients would balk when we asked them about the gender impact of their proposed renewable energy projects. The renewable energy sector is growing in the region, bringing with it new job opportunities, skills requirements and local business development. In this part of the … [Read more...] about No women in renewable energy? Look again
By Heidi Fishpaw* Suffragette, with Meryl Streep, arrived to the theaters this fall transporting us to a dark state of existence in the 1910’s England. Women, particularly working class women, worked in near slavery conditions, facing sexual abuse and lower status work and pay compared to men. Questioning their exclusion from voting and their working conditions, they were … [Read more...] about Three ways we police women’s voices
Para leer el post en español, haz click aquí. As a professional who has worked on issues of gender equality throughout my career, I am startled when I hear my 6 year old parroting certain things he hears at school or on TV -he can’t do something because it is “too girly,” inferring that it is inferior or that the use of force is cool and somehow means you are superior. These … [Read more...] about What can I do about violence against women and girls? Well, here is a starting point