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Connecting the Circle: A Gender-Based Strategy to End Homelessness in Winnipeg by Mary Scott

Imagine if you are homeless in Winnipeg and you are a woman, Two-Spirit, trans, or gender non-conforming person. The challenges are immense. But a group of individuals and agencies have been working on this issue, and on September 11th, 2019, released the report: Connecting the Circle: A Gender-Based Strategy to end Homelessness in Winnipeg. The …

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Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry by Mary Scott

The National Inquiry released it’s report today, June 3rd, at the Canadian Museum of History – it was a moving Ceremony, with participants from many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit. Elders spoke, the commissioners spoke, families spoke. The Report was bundled together in a good way, and presented to the Prime Minister. The Report can …

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“Social Inclusion for Women Being Independent” – by Teruni Walalyadde

What follows is a report on a session held at the CSW 63 Thursday, 14th March, 2019 – 11:30-12:45pm “Social Inclusion for Women being Independent –  A Room of One’s Own in 2019” Opening Remarks by H.E. Mr. Yasuhisa Kawamura Social inclusion is the key word. Inclusion of different groups, especially women to establish sustainable …

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“EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT” by Youth Empowerment Program Coordinator, Wes Hunter

The youth panelists did an amazing job sharing their stories.  I encourage anyone and everyone to watch the video recording the youth panelists sharing their stories. (https://www.facebook.com/InstituteInternationalWomensRightsManitoba/videos/1532117500258469/) The whole experience was an eye opener aside from leaving Canada for the first time. Each time I entered an event the people were very welcoming and helpful. …

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IT’S PART OF OUR TRADITIONS TO SPEAK THE TRUTH – by Youth Chief, Ashley Daniels

Never imagined to have the opportunity to be presenting internationally.    So honoured to represent Southern Chiefs Organization Youth.   I am so thankful that Chief Debbie Smith, Chief Karen Batson, Director of Justice Chantell Barker, Wesley Hunter the Youth Empowerment Program Coordinator and my beautiful mother, were there to support me during the UN …

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