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Necole’s Story

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Earlier this month the Canadian Women's Foundation held our Annual Breakfast in Calgary with keynote speaker Geena Davis. The event raised $620,000 to help low-income women, like Necole, on their journey out of poverty.

Momentum is a word that often comes up at the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Nearly every day we learn of another woman who is living proof that if you build on strengths and provide access to the right tools, a woman basically becomes an unstoppable force of positive momentum.

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Must Reads for the Week of October 25

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.

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Telling Women to “Just Say No” to Alcohol isn’t the Answer

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).

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The Time for Women is Now!

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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?

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