Celebrating Chinese New Year, Feb 19, 2015

Chinese Spring Festival, also called Lunar New Year, has more than 4,000 years of history. Being one of the traditional Chinese festivals, it is the grandest and the most important festival for Chinese people. It is also the time for the whole families to get together, which is similar with Christmas Day to the westerners. Originating during the Shang Dynasty (about 17th - 11th century BC), Spring Festival, which celebrates family reunion, is full of rich and colorful activities, and … [Read more...]

IFAW: What if YOU Were in Charge of the Seal Hunt? (Video)‏

Help save this year's generation of seal pups from a deadly double threat. Please help us save this year's seal pups.   Dear Catherine Anne &  A Celebration of Women, I know if YOU were in charge of the Canadian commercial seal hunt, you'd have the compassion and common sense to end it immediately. Of course, IFAW would too, and we're working tirelessly to expose the truth of the cruel hunt: Seal trade bans that IFAW helped win in the EU and many countries have caused the market … [Read more...]

PMO (Canada) – Condolences for Pakistani Minister's Assassination

      Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the assassination of Pakistani Minister Shahbaz Bhatti   March 2, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement expressing his condolences after the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s Minister of Minorities: “On behalf of our Government and Canadians across the country, I extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, and to the Pakistani people in the … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: No Honor in Murder

  THERE IS NO HONOR IN MURDER     I never knew that there was such a thing as "honor killing" until I learned about it from Equality Now about seven years ago. The term itself is an oxymoron. How can there be honor in killing? How could the family's honor be worth someone's life? I read of a seventeen year old Turkish woman who was murdered by her fifteen year old brother after she left the women's shelter where she had been staying. She had gone into the shelter to escape violence at home. … [Read more...]

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