international women's day
Every six days a Canadian woman is killed by her partner. As of 2010, there were 582 known cases of missing or murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. Globally, one in three women will be a victim of violence -- being raped, beaten or abused in her lifetime. In some parts of the world a girl is more likely to be raped than to learn how to read. But women have taken a backseat to the government's other priorities.We could certainly be doing more to help women who are suffering from HIV/AIDS, which in many cases in the developing world results from rape.
Where can you find Bollywood actresses, local media personalities and a few government employees to boot? All were had at the Times of India Film Awards Women's Day event at the River Rock Casino this past weekend.
International Women's Week is upon us, whereby women, and many of the men who love us, are celebrating the joys of womanhood around the world. I have consciously brought out of the closet my feminine traits: that of healing, intuition, nurture, care, family, compassion and creation -- and, not to forget, beauty. I believe I am a much better person for it.
Modern women's history, as a separate branch of history, developed at the same time as the second wave of the women's movement, starting in the 1960s. But one stage of a woman's life is still vastly under-researched, and that stage is the earlier years of girlhood. It's interesting then to see that girls are fast becoming a focus of interest for some charities.
In India, I met with street children, including young girls, living on railway platforms. A Plan colleague there told me that if we don't get to these rural refugees from poverty within eight days of arrival in a city, they'll be victims of trafficking. If we invest in girls, especially in their education, we can literally transform lives.
The Harper government recently forced the daughter of a war bride to file an action in the Federal Court to gain her citizenship because, although she grew up in Canada, she was born out of wedlock. What does that say about the fundamental human and civil rights of Canadian women, especially on the day we celebrate their great strides?
I choose Michelangelo to give our day a makeover. One of the world's greatest artists and philosophers could teach Karl Lagerfield a lesson or two. The artist's power message for us is: "Beauty is expression over form."
March 8, 2012 marks the 101st anniversary of International Women's Day -- the first step into more than a century spent honouring
Last month after a few too many drinks with a good girlfriend, I uttered the four words that are unthinkable to any feminist: Women don't deserve equality. Between shots of tequila I managed to slur out my drunken explanation: The vast majority of women of our generation simply aren't fighting the good fight for equality
For International Women's Day 2012, the theme is 'connecting girls and futures.' The Huffington Post Canada is asking girls