Monday, September 21, 2015



Equality is a core Canadian value, and I feel honored to have this opportunity to advocate for gender equality

Verbal abuse and relationships

You're crazy." "Stop talking." "You're stupid." "You don't deserve better." "Your feelings are dumb." Those are just some of

Raising children successfully

Phrases like "tiger mom" and "helicopter parent" have made their way into everyday language. But does over parenting hurt,

Why aren't there more female billionaires?

Women have been rapidly climbing the employment and wage ladders in recent decades. But only a small fraction has

What makes a woman?

Do women and men have different brains? Back when Lawrence H. Summers was president of Harvard and suggested that

Let's not idolize "show-off" as love

Once again the great "valentine's day" is bestowed upon us. A whole new bunch of great love stories are

No choice rather than pro-choice

Abortion is such an ugly, hateful word. It is a subject I try to avoid and my least favorite

Single mothers need solutions not shaming

It's not news that the traditional nuclear family is rapidly disappearing. According to the Pew Research Center, fewer than

Take pride in being a woman

It has been said that women are the four pillars that hold a house together; that they were created

Good parenting or abuse?

More than 1,000 reports of child abuse and neglect pour into Mecklenburg County DSS each month, often involving corporal

My Rakhine friend and her champion grandfather

Fru Fru Sang and I were very happy that day. She took me to her grandparents' house. It was

Pregnant, and pushed out of a job

Few people realize that getting pregnant can mean losing your job. Imagine a woman who, seven months into her

To stop violence, start at home

> Pamela Shifman and Salamishah TilletMen who are eventually arrested for violent acts often began with attacks against

Women harassed in public transportation

From verbal abuse to being followed, from unwanted sexual comments to physical assault, the stories are strikingly similar, no

Be a super daughter-in-law!

They lived happily ever after-the phrase seems very satisfying and at the same time, unreal too! Marrying the man

Engaging men and boys in ending child marriage

Child marriage is often more harmful to the bride than the groom. Girls married young can experience a lifetime

Granting women their land rights benefits everyone

A majority of the world's poorest share three traits: They rely on agriculture to survive, they don't have secure

Female refugees are facing sexual violence

> Federica Marsi and Preethi NalluNAJLA SITS ALONE atop a hillock in the Moria reception camp, the main

Balance the career and family

There are many people who have successful careers, stable marriages, happy kids and who at the same time look

Lack of toilets access to public spaces

I don't eat a full meal for dinner. We don't have a toilet at home and I can't see

An epidemic of sexual assaults in schools

When the Women and Equalities Select Committee (WESC) launched an inquiry into sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools,

The gender pay gap is narrowing

Did you know that Jennifer Lawrence earns less than Matt Damon? Or that for every pound a man earns

Female role models matter

Tina Pettigrew and Johanna PulgarinThe conversation about feminism is currently experiencing a resurgence in mainstream media, pop culture

Women Empowerment: Producing Super-woman

How much modern are we? Modern enough to have tremendous fun using dog-filter in snapchat, modern enough to click

Where are all the women, Wikipedia?

It is often said that women have been written out of history. We have all heard of Alexander Graham

If we really want women in combat, men must do more

In December 2016, the Pentagon finally opened all combat jobs to women. Since then only 180 have signed up