Equal Pay for Equal Work

Four decade ago, the women of Iceland decided to call for a "day off". On 24 October 1975, 90 percent of women in Iceland, in both urban and rural communities, did not go to their paid jobs or do housework or childcare at home. They refused to work to raise awareness that women at the time … Continue reading Equal Pay for Equal Work

A Shrinking, Changing World

My life has seen a number of important changes over the last four years. With each change in direction, my understanding of the world grows, shrinking the planet's enormity. In 2012, I took a leave from my job at the time to volunteer with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) for four months in Ghana. This … Continue reading A Shrinking, Changing World

Cultures of Sexual Violence

Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic. Between 15 and 76 percent of women are targeted for physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime, according to the available country data. Most of this violence takes place within intimate relationships, with many women (ranging from 9 to 70 percent) reporting their husbands or partners as … Continue reading Cultures of Sexual Violence