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They will kill me but they will not kill my voice, because it will be the voice of all Afghan women. You can cut the flower, but you cannot stop the coming of spring.

— Malalai Joya

They have more power. They are part of the institutions that we want to change. They might be on the inside, working to make things better. Or they might not know their rules and ideals are oppressive. Then again, they might. They might be allies, sometimes. They might be friends. They might be some of us. read more

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  • 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