The story of the most charming girl in the world

Photography is a powerful mode of expression – especially when it allows a voice to be given to the one who may not have found the words. Through the project The Loveliest Girl in the World (The most beautiful girl in the world ) artist Miina Savoliainen enabled 10 girls from the children’s home Hyvönen Children’s Home in Finland to make a picture that They feel “beings” despite the daily obstacles they face. This social and artistic community project allowed girls to produce images that seem to come straight out of a fairy tale.…

The History of New Canadian Pioneers

But who said that young girls were no longer feminist pioneers? Certainly not the Girls Action Foundation. Whether through photography, spoken word and creating zine, or through leadership workshops in northern Canada and hectic discussions through Twitter , girls today are taking charge to renew Ways of mobilizing, expressing and exchanging among themselves.

For over 15 years, the Girls Action Foundation equips girls and young women in Canada to contribute to gender equality and the empowerment of the past for generations to follow.

This presentation (261) followed by an interactive dialogue, offers an assessment of the successes and exchanges knowledge related to the development of intergenerational community awareness.…

The history of microfinance as a tool for strengthening women and communities

How is support given to women both in Canada and abroad  a crucial element in the creation and maintenance of communities?A recent study of Alterna Savings on microloans, conducted by Carleton University, revealed that a majority of microfinance beneficiaries are women and its links and partnerships with other organizations are integral to the program’s success .

Proud to offer entrepreneurs and business owners with low incomes financial support and training to help them improve their living conditions, Alterna in this thematic session will share how partnerships with groups like MicroSkills means of strengthening and To develop the projects we help these women to achieve by equipping them with the skills necessary for their success.…

The History of Gender Mainstreaming at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Gender, justice, truth and reconciliation overlap in many places and in many ways. Too often Truth and Reconciliation Commissions are gender-neutral, marginalizing indigenous peoples even more, while dominant groups control the process.

In a workshop with panelists of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the Native Women’s Association of Canada , presenting will review efforts by Canadian Aboriginal organizations to end the historic cultural consequences and persistent Wounds and discrimination against our peoples. Participants will engage in a discussion about relevant gender-based cultural indicators from Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, strengths of indigenous knowledge as a means of progress, and the critical role of allies / non-natives in reconciliation Successful.…

The History of Blue Gold – Precious Women!

If we know that women have an important relationship to water, whether it is health, safety or economic stability, their dependence remains a fundamental global issue. In his presentation “Can water, a fundamental right help women benefit from globalization? “, A representative of the Ministry of the Environment / Water Resources Directorate (Congo), questions the access of women to this valuable resource. How are women particularly affected by the scarcity, pollution and commodification of water that puts its access at risk?…