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September 26, 2013 / Man in the Mirror

Though the phrase “human trafficking” of

Though the phrase “human trafficking” often evokes images of women being stuffed into wooden crates and being shipped halfway around the world, a masters student at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Christine Stark, says trafficking is more prominent in the U.S. than many realize, particularly for Native American women in northern Minnesota.
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September 24, 2013 / Man in the Mirror

Welcome to this special interactive scre

Welcome to this special interactive screening of Saving Women and Girls, a PBS To the Contrary special on the importance of meeting the unmet reproductive health needs of women around the world. http://ow.ly/paOxw

September 24, 2013 / Man in the Mirror

This CCMW project which explores and add

This CCMW project which explores and address the issues of femicide, forced marriage, female genital cutting and domestic violence, should be seen as one social group in Canada seeking to empower its community and practitioners to confront this wider social phenomenon.
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September 24, 2013 / Man in the Mirror

Women’s economic empowerment drives prog

Women’s economic empowerment drives progress toward poverty elimination, as well as our health, education, and gender equality goals.
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September 24, 2013 / Man in the Mirror

Come to explore the theme of self-love t

Come to explore the theme of self-love through photography based creative exploration. Truth & Dare is a FREE workshop series for young Muslim women interested in photography facilitated by arts educator Zahra Agjee. Build your photography skills, make art, tell your stories and learn about amazing Muslim women artists. No previous experience needed!

Workshop 1: September 28th 1 – 4: Barbra Schlifer Clinic, 489 College Street, Suite 503
Workshop 2: October 5th Nuit Blanche Art Walk: 6:30 – 9:30 meeting location TBD

The workshops are open to anyone (16 – 29) who self-identifies as a Muslim woman through the spectrum of familial, spiritual, political, cultural, ancestral connections.

Participants have access to
– TTC tokens
– Childcare (upon 48 request)
– Language Interpreters (including ASL) available (two weeks prior to workshop date)

Spots are limited. Pre-registration is required please contact us to register 416-323-9149 ext 268 or outburst@schliferclinic.com

Participants are to bring:
1. 1 article of clothing
2. 1 object
3. 1 song, poem or quote relating to the theme
4. Minimum of 5 images (at least half page size) relating to the theme. The images may be magazine/ newspaper cut outs or sourced from the internet -Homework to be done and brought to session.
5. Optional: a camera if you have access to one. Please let us know if you need one provided.

This photography workshop for young Muslim Women is one of several workshop series by The Truth & Dare Project in partnership with Outburst! Young Muslim Women Project.

About the arts educator: Zahra Agjee is a freelance photographer and graphic artist who practices and resides in Toronto. Her work deals with issues of identity, representation, and the self. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and a Minor in Graphic Design.

Truth and Dare is photography based art-making workshops for young Muslim women. The workshops provide an opportunity to explore identity, strengthen self-confidence and create a sense of belonging.

Outburst! is a movement of young Muslim women in Toronto who are breaking silence and speaking out about violence. As young Muslim women we want to determine the ways in which we define and access safety. Outburst!, a project of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, is an opportunity for us to build community through art, education and research.

Funding for Outburst! Young Muslim Women and Truth & Dare Project provided by ArtReach Toronto, Trillium Foundation, Canadian Women’s Foundation, Laidlaw Foundation, Ontario Women’s Directorate.

September 24, 2013 / Man in the Mirror

…the Munk Debates, a prominent debate

…the Munk Debates, a prominent debate society in Toronto, Canada, is holding a debate on whether or not men are obsolete.

September 23, 2013 / Man in the Mirror

Women’s rights advocates cried foul Frid

Women’s rights advocates cried foul Friday after a local newspaper published a copy of a presidential decree granting Lebanese citizenship to 112 foreigners.

September 23, 2013 / Man in the Mirror

On the same day Canada rejected a United

On the same day Canada rejected a United Nations call for a review to end violence against aboriginal women, Winnipeggers took to the streets to call for an end to violence against women.

September 23, 2013 / Man in the Mirror

It all looks good from the outside with

It all looks good from the outside with some of these men; some even play strong advocate roles against the violence of women. They talk the talk, and even do the walks against violence of women, but behind closed doors, their walk and talk is much different.

September 23, 2013 / Man in the Mirror

If aboriginal women had the same income

If aboriginal women had the same income and education levels as non-aboriginal women, their risk of being abused by a partner could drop by 40 per cent

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