‘Backlash’ documentary provides a front-row seat to gendered cyberviolence
Cyber misogyny is an alarming trend of the digital age: community members are calling for increased awareness and education through intentional events, like the screening of Backlash.
B.C. leads the way with free contraception: Will other provinces follow?
With the B.C. government set to implement their free contraception plan this April, reproductive health activists are leading the push for free access in Ontario.
Ottawa council, police acknowledge ‘epidemic’ of intimate partner violence
On International Women’s Day, Ottawa city council passed a motion and declared intimate partner violence an epidemic.
The Ottawa Shoebox Project struggles to provide for homeless women this season
The Ottawa Shoebox Project sends shoeboxes filled with gifts to homeless women and women at risks of homelessness during holiday seasons.
Byward Market plaque honours ‘remarkable life’ of Mother Marie
Plaque in Byward market honours life of a remarkable francophone woman, Jeanne Lydia Branda, known as Mother Marie who founded the Joan of Arc Institute, a Catholic order with a focus on providing social support and quality education for young women.
Experts debate whether porn-fuelled fantasies are driving bedroom violence
Researchers are examining the trend toward more rough sex and some are connecting it to pornography.
Women’s walkathon aims to create safer neighbourhoods and battle violence
The walkathon encourages Ottawa residents to take pictures of community safety concerns.
A new spin on online dating lands in Ottawa
With not being able to go out and meet others, people had resorted to online dating. For some, online dating was a blessing, and for others a curse. Like anything else, there are pros and cons to dating websites and apps.
Ottawa protestors condemn U.S. abortion decision and note concerns about access to the procedure in Canada
Protestors gathered in downtown Ottawa on Friday afternoon denouncing the U.S. Supreme court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Rising costs, slow pace of affordable housing development paint a dire picture in Ottawa
Ottawa’s housing crisis continues to escalate as housing prices rise and the impacts of COVID-19 cause dangerous lasting effects on residents.
Ottawa’s Gwen Madiba one of 10 recognized as L’Oréal Paris Canadian ‘Women of Worth’
Ottawa’s Gwen Madiba is honoured by L’Oreal, with a Canadian Women of Worth award
Breast cancer awareness efforts shouldn’t be limited to one month, say advocates
Breast cancer awareness month takes place every October with the goal of raising awareness and funds for a disease that affects one in eight Canadian women.