International Womens Rights

India's Daughter, The World's Daughter: Stopping Violence Against Women

Plan International Canada | Posted 03.19.2015 | Canada Impact
Plan International Canada

Violence against girls and women is an issue everywhere, not only in India. We've read about other high-profile attacks in the past year -- mass abductions of school girls in Nigeria, women murdered in El Salvador and Brazil, and rape and assault accusations directed at celebrities in Canada and the U.S. These events are rooted in sexist and discriminatory systems in societies around the world. As the documentary and so many studies show, extreme violence is at the far end of a continuum that's based on social norms and attitudes that women are subordinate to men. At one end of the continuum are brutal acts of violence; one out of every three women worldwide experiences sexual violence during her life

Harper Supports Malala, Shuns her Sisters Worldwide

Rachel Décoste | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

Prime Minister Stephen Harper hopped on the Malala Yousafzai bandwagon by signing a petition to nominate the schoolgirl for the Nobel Peace prize. But Harper's singular gesture will never buy respect from the advocates of fairness, equality and human decency. Only policy reversals can deliver that miracle. Only policy reversals can deliver that miracle.

Women Of 2012: Interview With 14-Year-Old Shannique Kenton

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel And Rebecca Zamon | Posted 03.08.2012 | Canada Living

For International Women's Day 2012, the theme is 'connecting girls and futures.' The Huffington Post Canada is asking girls and women what matters the...

Women Of 2012: Interview With 19-Year-Old Eden Tootoo

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel And Rebecca Zamon | Posted 03.08.2012 | Canada Living

For International Women's Day 2012, the theme is 'connecting girls and futures.' The Huffington Post Canada is asking girls and women what matters the...

Women Of 2012: Interview With 10-Year-Old Nina

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel And Rebecca Zamon | Posted 03.14.2012 | Canada Living

For International Women's Day 2012, the theme is 'connecting girls and futures.' The Huffington Post Canada is asking girls and women what matters the...

Women Of 2012: Interview With 32-Year-Old Chandeep K. Bajaj

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel And Rebecca Zamon | Posted 03.08.2012 | Canada Living

For International Women's Day 2012, the theme is 'connecting girls and futures.' The Huffington Post Canada is asking girls and women what matters the...

Women Of 2012: Interview With 40-Year-Old Karen Cooper

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel And Rebecca Zamon | Posted 03.08.2012 | Canada Living

For International Women's Day 2012, the theme is 'connecting girls and futures.' The Huffington Post Canada is asking girls and women what matters the...