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  • Place du 6 décembre’s 19th annual commemoration ceremony, organized by the Quebec Federation of Women. | photo: Patricia Enborg

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    sometimes a rose is a campaign

    by Patricia Enborg | December 22, 2008

    An organized call for a national action plan to end violence against women is almost 20 years old. How far has Canada progressed in almost 20 years? According to Heidi Rathjen, who was an engineering student at the École Polytechnique in 1989, “We obviously still have a long way to go.” As a result, the YWCA relaunched its Rose Button Campaign this year. Raising awareness is not enough. It’s time for real action.  read more

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  • September 22: fall equinox

    by Pat Hacker

    All religious traditions seem to have legends about going into the underworld to return again – a symbolic theme of death and rebirth that appears in a lot of popular films, too. The most famous and loved myth of the fall equinox and autumn season is that of Demeter and Persephone. One of devotion, faith, determination and sisterhood, it is a story about women. It is also the best way to understand why we have winter. read more