Sanitation

When Menstruation Is a Dirty Word, Girls Lose Out

Sabrina Rubli | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Impact
Sabrina Rubli

It won't surprise you to hear that women are among the world's most vulnerable populations. But it might surprise you to learn that one of the most difficult parts about being a woman is also one of the most natural: menstruation. A girl's transition into womanhood is often marked by the beginning of her menstrual cycle, an occasion that is celebrated in many cultures as an important rite of passage. But in many parts of East Africa, it marks the beginning of a lifetime of discomfort, embarrassing health problems, and even harassment. It marks the beginning of schoolyard bullying, missed days of school, and the start of a lifetime viewed as a sexual object.

Referendum on Regina Wastewater Plant an Opportunity to Clarify Facts About P3s

Charles Lammam | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada
Charles Lammam

After months of heated debate about using a public-private partnership (P3) to upgrade Regina's wastewater treatment system, the city council recently...

To Learn to Flush, You Need a Toilet

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 05.11.2012 | Canada
Michael Bociurkiw

The world has reached the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of cutting by half the number of people without access to safe drinking water, five years ahead of the 2015 deadline. While that is good news, millions of people, for instance, still live without a toilet. Not a very sexy topic -- but one which is of great concern if the world is to meet goals on reducing under-five mortality.

Occupy Wall Street Park Cleanup Called Off

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada

Brookfield Properties and the City Of New York have cancelled a clean-up of Zuccotti Park, the space currently being occupied by the Occupy Wall Stree...