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.
Kanata martial arts academy fights violence against women by promoting self-defence skills
One in three women have been abused in their lifetime, according to the UN. This number typically increases in times of crisis, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
Period partners provide necessities, supplement provincial programming
Period product drives in Ottawa run by grassroots organizations such as Period Packs aim to supplement government programs.
Time to speak up: Advocates say women need to push loudly to battle bias in Canadian health care
Women share their experiences with gender bias in the Canadian healthcare system.
Beware of ‘pinkwashing’: Why a breast cancer awareness campaign leaves this survivor boiling mad
That cute little pink ribbon finds itself on countless products, from flowers, to chocolates, to household products. It floats around everywhere and sometimes I feel like I can’t escape it.
Netflix series Maid a rare example of media offerings that capture complexities of intimate partner violence, experts say
Experts say Netflix’s new limited series, Maid, captures complexities and offers new perspective on intimate partner violence in the media.
Self-defence classes and dog spray can create ‘false sense of security’ in vulnerable people, experts say
Self defence tools and classes can make women feel safer than they really are.
Sexual violence crisis at Western University raises concerns over campus culture across Canada
Following the news, concern over campus safety has soared. “It could have just as easily been my campus,” says student.
Cornerstone Housing for Women finds temporary relief after eviction from uOttawa
Cornerstone House for Women gets a temporary solution to their lack of a permanent space e for the people they serve.
Ottawa gets a women and gender equity strategy — now what?
More than two years in the making, the City of Ottawa’s women and gender equity strategy has passed. Now many are wondering what’s next?