16 days

Bringing a GBA+ to Manitoba

by Meagan Malcolm The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated gender inequalities for women, two-spirit and gender-diverse people, including disproportionate economic insecurity. According to Statistics Canada, over 298,000 women between the ages of 25 and 54 lost their job during the pandemic, compared to just over 127,000 men. In Manitoba, intersectional policy approaches have been notably absent …

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Our Bodies, Our Choice

By Micaela Crighton and Fiona Vowell Winnipeg was lit up orange last night, recognizing the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. The 16 Days occur every year between November 25 and December 10, which is Human Rights Day, to link …

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Hold Space for Untold Stories

By Kiana Sky and Angela Lavallee Content Warning: The following contains references to grooming, gender-based violence, violence against Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit people. If you require support, please contact one of the following: Crisis Response Centre (18+) at 204-940-1781, Kids Help Phone (under 18) at 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868, Rural & Northern Support Services …

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Silenced and Ignored: My Journey with Endometriosis

By Alex Marie  It took me fourteen years to be diagnosed with endometriosis, and my pain and my healthcare needs are still not taken seriously today. Endometriosis is a chronic disease that is extremely underdiagnosed or is diagnosed many years after symptoms have begun, causing impacted individuals to endure years of suffering through severe and …

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