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  • People

    more profiles of peaceful women

    by Sierra Bacquie | Aug 4, 2005

    “It’s about a thousand acts around the world to create change. It’s about recognizing the community development work done by women, which is not often recognized.” This week: what Landon Pearson, Doreen Spence, Julia Morton-Marr and Kama Steliga have done to receive this honour. read more

  • People

    profiles of peaceful women

    by Sierra Bacquie | Aug 3, 2005

    This week, read about the lives of Louise Arbour, Akua Benjamin, Marjorie Hodgson and Muriel Duckworth. Learn what they’ve been doing to make the world a better place. Next week: Kama Steliga, Landon Pearson, Doreen Spence, Julia Morton-Marr and Maude Barlow.  read more

  • News

    will women win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005?

    by Sierra Bacquie | Jul 26, 2005

    The first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1901. The first woman to receive the prize did so in 1905. One hundred years later, 80 men, 20 organizations, and only 11 other women have received the prize. For the founder of 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005, this was not good enough.  read more

  • Reviews

    civilization and the caring profession

    by Moira Farr | Jun 2, 2005

    Nurses. They have stitched wounds in remote coastal outports and helped women give birth safely in isolated northern outposts. They treated gold prospectors who contracted typhoid fever on the Klondike Trail in the early twentieth century. They donned uniforms in both world wars – in fact, they were the first female military officers in the world. And they bravely risked their own health as they donned masks and gloves and cared for gravely ill patients during the Toronto SARS outbreak of 2003. read more

  • Ideas

    a driving mission

    by Ann Farrell | May 13, 2005

    In Toronto, volunteers take cancer patients to and from their hospital appointments – chemotherapy, radiation, and visits to their specialists. For patients without cars, or friends and relatives who can drive them, this is not only a terrific service, but it also frees them from one more worry. read more

  • People

    remembering World War Two’s women in white caps: sister, nurse

    by Lucie Pépin | May 6, 2005

    During the course of the war, these heroines, aged between 24 and 26, served their country with steadfast courage. These brave women, commissioned officers, contributed in their own way to the liberation of Europe. read more

  • News

    Women’s Wellness Day brings health and balance to Nova Scotia high school students

    by Jennifer Richards | Apr 22, 2005

    Six doctors, two nurse practitioners, and nurses will volunteer their time at a gender-specific health clinic that allows students the opportunity to have breast examinations, learn how to perform breast self-examinations, or have Pap smears done confidentially by health professionals. Other workshops include nutrition, dance and bullying. The Women’s Wellness Day will provide students a great opportunity to ask questions, participate and learn about themselves. read more

  • Reviews

    20 years and counting: section 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

    by Lisa Rundle | Apr 15, 2005

    Before Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms came into effect, women’s rights didn’t enjoy much protection under Canada’s laws. In fact, they didn’t enjoy protection under the law at all. read more

  • Ideas

    the making of a feminist revolution: Ten Thousand Roses, four young feminists talk about the book

    by Judy Rebick | Apr 11, 2005

    After Judy Rebick finished writing the first draft of her book, Ten Thousand Roses: The Making of a Feminist Revolution, she asked four young feminists to comment on the manuscript. It turns out they were annoyed, inspired, saddened, excited and surprised. Here’s what they had to say – about the women who fought for equality, and the movement’s future. read more

  • People

    a woman called incorrigible: Velma Demerson

    by Ruth Brown | Mar 21, 2005

    She was 18 years old and had a romantic relationship with a Chinese man. Her father, with Toronto police, entered her home, where the officers seized her. She went to trial and was convicted of being incorrigible. We know now of several Canadian men who were wrongly sentenced to years in prisons for murders they did not commit, and we celebrate their victories. But what about the women who have also carried similar scars long after they left prison. read more


  • Seasonal Feature

  • April 1994: the night raid at Kingston’s Prison for Women

    by Sierra Bacquie

    There was supposed to be a new approach to the Correctional Service of Canada’s relationship to female offenders, who were promised responsible choices, respect, dignity, supportive environments, and shared responsibility. But on the night of April 26, eight women experienced humiliation, degradation, raw fear and trauma at the hands of an all-male emergency team. How did this happen? What has changed since?  read more