Rape Culture Erases Rape Survivors

Rape culture is a frighteningly insidious thing in the way it reinforces harmful ideas about gender, personal boundaries, consent, and sexual assault. Rape culture encourages the belief that lying about rape or sexual assault is more common than it really is, and it promotes the silencing of women about sexual assault by subjecting them to harsh judgments and the implication that women are responsible for their own assaults. Women who do report their assaults are disbelieved by people they … [Read more...]

Do You have what it takes to be Generous?

"The tsunami of generosity is too strong to say no. Most of us are never taught how to receive. Only how to give. And when we encounter people who refuse to let us leave empty handed, we don't know what to say. The correct answer is, "Yes, thank you, I would love three pounds of stuffed mushrooms to take home with me." It doesn't matter if you're hungry. Or even if you like mushrooms. You have to allow yourself to be the recipient of their generosity. Just let the wave wash over you. Don't rob … [Read more...]

Mental Health Crisis is REAL, Take Action!

This year, up to 8% of young Canadians will try to take their own lives. We can be doing so much more to provide for youth mental health needs and prevent tragedies such as suicide. Teenagers are hit particularly hard by suicide, with 500 Canadian teens taking their own lives each year – second only to car crashes among the most common causes of death for that age group. Tell Parliament: Save The Lives Of Young Canadians What is the biggest risk for youth today? Your first thought might … [Read more...]

Are YOU Emotionally Ready for Parenthood!

7 Ways to Know if You ARE NOT Emotionally Ready for Parenthood!   Being emotionally prepared is a very important requirement in order to raise healthy, well-adjusted children through unconditional love – yet, it is often overlooked by many new parents! As a result, people who lack healthy self-esteem and self-confidence become parents for all the “wrong” reasons. Their parenting styles become fear-based, controlling and expressed through unhealthy “conditional love” unconsciously … [Read more...]

Accepting ‘Otherness’, a Path to Mental Health

"Woman is the other of man, animal is the other of human, stranger is the other of native, abnormality the other of norm, deviation the other of law-abiding, illness the other of health, insanity the other of reason, lay public the other of the expert, foreigner the other of state subject, enemy the other of friend." (Bauman 1991: 8). Modern Illness in Mental Health Societal Mental Health; why Humans need Integration for Health The concept of The Other highlights how many societies … [Read more...]

Merry back into your Marry, NOV 12 – DEC 17

TAKING DIVORCE OFF THE TABLE 3 Serious Mistakes Even Smart Professional Moms Make That Keep Them Secretly Worrying About Divorce Mistake #1: Wronging versus Longing Too often couples argue or silently see the over common complaints such as parenting, household tasks, sex and finances without arriving at healthier dynamics that last; with many reverting back to original patterns, causing a familiar reoccurring down ward spiral. You will learn to identify the … [Read more...]

Celebrating Diwali around the globe!

Diwali (English pronunciation: /dɪwɑːli/) also called Divali, Deepavali or the "festival of lights", is a five-day Hindu festival which starts on Dhanteras, celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Ashwin and ends on Bhaubeej, celebrated on the second lunar day of Shukla paksha of the Hindu calendar month Kartik. Dhanteras usually falls eighteen days after Dussehra. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls between mid-October and … [Read more...]

UN celebrating 69 years Oct 24 th!

The United Nations will turn 69 years old on Friday, and as the world confronts numerous "problems without passports" – from climate change to terrorism to disease outbreaks – its work is as important as ever. Each of us has a role to play in supporting the UN's work to promote global peace and progress. Yesterday, UN officials including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, members of the UN Foundation Board of Directors, diplomats, advocates, business leaders, and other partners came together at … [Read more...]

UN Women National Committee Canada celebrates HeForShe

Dear supporters of UN Women and UN Women National Committee Canada I am pleased to announce the launch of the global HeForShe campaign, a movement that transcends class, race or gender. The HeForShe Campaign is a solidarity movement for gender equality developed by UN Women to engage men and boys as advocates and agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women's rights. The campaign encourages them to speak out and take action against inequalities faced by women and girls. … [Read more...]

Anti-Slavery Day celebrated, creating awareness OCT 18

People with slaves? They don't know how to behave, so let's demonstrate ... Anti Slavery Day 18 October 2014 What do you think when you hear Anti Slavery Day? That slavery is something of the past? It should be, yet it's still rife in many parts of the world. Slavery has existed almost as long as human beings themselves, having been recorded as far back as the fifth century BC. Many people were treated as dogs - locked in chains around their hands, feet and even their necks. … [Read more...]

Phionah Musumba – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™   is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, one that is taking every resource available to her for the further empowerment of girls with education and women with skills for enterprise development. This woman is so devoted to her cause that she left Kenya alone, leaving three children of her own behind to seek assistance in developing an education centre for the children of her community. Her dream is to buy a 50 acre piece of land on which to … [Read more...]

Celebrating Thanksgiving in Canada!

  Thanksgiving Day in Canada has been a holiday on the second Monday of October since 1957. It is a chance for people to give thanks for a good harvest and other fortunes in the past year. What do people do? Many people have a day off work on the second Monday of October. They often use the three-day Thanksgiving weekend to visit family or friends who live far away, or to receive them in their own homes. Many people also prepare a special meal to eat at some point during the long … [Read more...]

OCT 16, Neale’s 75-Minute Online Seminar, Discover How To . . .

Discover the secret to a life without stress or struggle‏ If you're struggling in any area of your life right now . . . I want you to know that until I began my conversations with God, my life was a struggle, too. And now I know that all the struggle—all the frustration and anger and despair—was caused by the fact that I felt separated from, and at times even abandoned by . . . God. You may already know that part of my story, of the years when I was injured, broke and … [Read more...]

PETITION, Canadian Women on Bank of Canada Notes

Bank of Canada: Add women from Canadian history to Canadian bank notes When Mark Carney was governor of the Bank of Canada, the Bank decided to remove the images of the first notable Canadian women who finally made it onto our bank notes. While Queen Elizabeth II appears on $20 notes, the result is that there are again no women from Canadian history on our bills. It is unacceptable that female historical figures are not featured on the Polymer Series or another series - just male prime … [Read more...]

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