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The Best Man for the Job: The UN’s Next Secretary General

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By: Ruth-Anne Seburn Earlier this week the former Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Guterres, was supported by the United Nations Security Council as candidate for the next UN Secretary General. It was an unexpectedly speedy decision and is set to be elected by the General Assembly without opposition and begin his term in 2017. The news of the next UN Secretary General (SG) …

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‘Be Yourself’: Gender Diversity & Acceptance – for kids!

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Be Yourself The Plot ‘Be Yourself’ is written by Jackie Swirsky and illustrated by her 7-year-old gender creative son Jacob Swirsky and sister-in-law Jaimee Appel. Be Yourself features a gender creative child as the main character and teaches the message of acceptance.  It empowers children to be proud of themselves just as they are and be accepting of all people no …

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Rebecca Deng: Singing for Hope for South Sudan

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 A single parent. A human rights student at the University of Winnipeg. Working to pay the bills. AND creating a centre on the other side of the world. All in a day’s work for Rebecca Deng.  Three weeks ago, I received an email from a colleague about an upcoming concert, “Winnipeg is Singing for Hope.” I was intrigued to hear …

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Loud Voices in Winnipeg During 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

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Winnipeggers lead the way! While there are national events being held in Ottawa during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, Winnipeg is hosting 8 local events, drawing attention to the continuing need to take action against gender based violence. The campaign started in 1991, choosing the dates November 25 – International Day Against Violence Against Women – and December 10- …