October 25, 2013 - by Sarah Barker

NewsThis week, UN Women's new advertising campaign caused an uproar about equality globally based on Google searches.

Rape culture, revenge porn, street harassment and victim blaming once again topped headlines, in both a negative and positive way.

The Globe and Mail looked at what Canada needs to do to develop a national childcare strategy and what we can learn from the provinces that are already successful.

October 24, 2013 - by Vanessa Abban

HandcuffsEmily Yoffe’s Slate article and Margaret Wente’s response in the Globe and Mail have received criticism for what they think is good advice for preventing on-campus rapes: women should stop binge drinking.

Telling a woman to avoid drinking to the point of blacking out seems like sound advice. After all, over-drinking can lead to a number of terrible and tragic consequences not only for the drinker (number one that comes to mind is drunk driving).

October 22, 2013 - by Sally Armstrong

Community

Earlier this year, Sally wrote a piece for SHE - the Canadian Women's Foundation Magazine, about what happens when women come together to speak their minds and collectively raise awareness about an issue.

What if one billion women around the world stood up on the same day, sang the same song and danced the same dance? What if together they claimed their own space, raised their own voices, took back the night? Would that send the message that 50% of the population has had it with violence against women?

October 20, 2013 - by Chanel Grenaway

Woman's eyeMany of you may remember the recent Fraser Institute Report that came out that claimed that a family could raise a child for only $4,000 a year.

Many others have already written brilliant responses as to why the numbers used in the Report are incomplete and why, for many families, the situtations used in the report are not realistic.

October 17, 2013 - by Sarah Barker

Newspaper This week, two International Days relating to women and girls made headlines; sexual assualt and victim blaming was once again in the news and our spirits and hearts were warmed by the stories of two amazing young girls working to change the world!

If you've come across an article you think other readers should know about, leave us a comment and share the link!

October 10, 2013 - by Sarah Barker

Newspaper Every day, we share articles, blog posts, images and videos that we find interesting with our followers on Twitter and Facebook. These articles speak to issues of violence against women, sexual assault, rape culture and online harassment. They speak to issues of poverty and how society can help women succeed in business. They speak to issues around empowering girls, teaching them media literacy and critical thinking skills and encouraging them to pursue their dreams. Most importantly, these articles help educate our supporters about issues that are being talked about online and offline.

Each week, we will be taking the Top 10 (or so) articles, blog posts, images and videos that were shared online that we think YOU will want to know about.  We’ll be sharing these stories and links on the blog, in our weekly Must Reads. If you have a suggestion for an article you think we missed, leave us a comment and share the link!

October 8, 2013 - by Beth Malcolm - 7 Comments

Girl in science With International Day of the Girl approaching on October 11, the time is perfect to talk about how we can all work to develop resilience in the girls in our life.

Resilience is the ability to “bounce back” from problems. It allows us to deal with life’s many challenges and to recover from trauma. Girls who lack resilience often have low self-esteem, are emotionally vulnerable and easily influenced by others, accept mistreatment, and find it difficult to cope with problems or to see that solutions are within their grasp.