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Orange the World: Eliminating Violence Against Women

In All Posts, Gender by Mia Ryder-Marks

Violence against women has historically been—and continues to be—a large human rights issue around the world. In response, the United Nations has declared November 25th to be marked annually as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against women – a day to focus on ending this violence against women and girls by calling on global citizens to take progressive actions at local, national, and international levels. Orange is the official colour of this monumental day, marking it as …

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Stella’s Not-So-Hidden Secret: Allegations of Harassment, Discrimination & Unfair Labour Practices

In All Posts, Education by Emelia Fournier

Popular Winnipeg restaurant chain Stella’s has recently come under fire on Instagram over allegations of sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, and unfair labour practices. Over the last few days, an Instagram account (@notmystellas) has been sharing stories of former and current Stella’s employees. Three former Stella’s employees, Christina Hajjar, 27, Kelsey Wade, 22, and Amanda Murdock, 36, met with the press on Saturday afternoon. The women contextualized their role as representatives for the group of current and past Stella’s employees making …

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Apply now for Canada’s first Master of Human Rights program!

In All Posts, Education by Centre for Human Rights Research

The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce the first Master of Human Rights (MHR) graduate degree program to be offered in Canada. This interdisciplinary professional program will train students both practically and academically for careers in human rights work, in collaboration with the faculties of Arts, Education, and Social Work and the Centre for Human Rights Research, the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice in St. Paul’s College, and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Dr. …