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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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  • October 18, 1929: Persons Case

    This is a hugely important date in the legal history of women as it marks the moment Canada’s women added, “persons of right and privilege” to their standing of “persons in matters of pains and penalties.” This is a story about the process, led by Emily Murphy from 1916–1927, when the petition was signed to reconsider the definition of women, to the monumental day in 1929. Since then, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund has continued to press for changes to laws that affect women. read more