It was the season of harvest, and in rural villages, that meant breathing wheat filled air. The weather was unbearably hot at the same time. I would have ran away, if it hadn’t been for how much I love our village, and others. It was close to dusk, farmers were harvesting, and we held our […]
Twitter. Instagram. Facebook. Though a massive part of our day-to-day lives, social media has taken on an entirely new meaning in regards to the way we communicate with each other. This year there have been numerous hashtags referring to feminist issues around the world. To name a few; #YesAllWomen, #BringBackOurGirls and #HeForShe. But are these […]
Cyber Feminism. A postmodernist term used to describe the philosophies of a contemporary feminist community whose interests are cyberspace, the internet and technology. This term was introduced in the early 1990s and over the years has brought much progress in the feminist movement. Hash tags have been created such as #TheFWord, #YesAllWomen, #AmINext, #HeforShe, and […]
The on-going conflict in Syria has become a black hole of violence. As the death toll reaches 40 000, it is increasingly clear that we do not have the full picture of the crimes occurring within Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
Rye Barcott co-founded the non-governmental organization Carolina For Kibera to prevent violence and empower youth through participatory development while he was an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps for five years in Iraq, Bosnia, and the Horn of Africa. He then earned master’s degrees in business and public administration from Harvard University, where he was a Reynolds Social Entrepreneurship Fellow. He is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir It Happened on the Way to War.
Craig Kielburger is the founder and chair of Free The Children, a unique international development and youth empowerment organization.
Even though Craig is a very busy young man (he travels more than 300 days a year!), he graciously took the time to answer some of the questions submitted by Swigg Girls earlier this year.
Yes, the world does suck. Especially if you made the poor decision to be born with a vagina. But I feel like having a real understanding of what happens to women around the world is crucial to understanding why feminism and the fight for equality is still so important. Until I know that rape is no longer being used as a weapon of war, that women are no longer being stoned to death, or that sex trafficking is a thing of the past, I will never be able to say that women have achieved equality and that feminism, finally, is no longer necessary.
For our second installment of the Portrait of women series we have Jamie Robinson, my friend and the executive director of the Concordia Volunteer Abroad Program which sends two groups of students to volunteer for two months in Gulu Town, Northern Uganda to work on sustainable development projects in the community.
I got an email the other day from Compassion Canada. I sponsor a Haitian girl through them. They’ve decided to put up my sponsorship rate. There was a link to contact them if you couldn’t afford the $6 increase. The new rate was $41 and I had an urge to contact them and ask them […]
La traite, c’est quoi ? C’est une infraction pénale, qui implique un recrutement, un déplacement et une exploitation. Le recrutement se fait par des manipulations, des fausses promesses d’emploi (comme l’agence de mannequinat), des prétendues relations amoureuses.
Lutte des travailleuses du sexe : perspectives féministes Par Claire Thiboutot, STELLA Né au début des années soixante-dix aux États-Unis et en Europe, le mouvement des travailleuses du sexe s’est étendu au reste de la planète à partir du milieu des années 1980 et rassemble aujourd’hui des groupes de travailleuses du sexe des cinq continents. Au […]