Big Charity

‘Big Charity’ tells the Big and the Small Stories

by Sarah Allan It’s always a powerful thing when great people create a great documentary film. ‘Big Charity’ is a prime example. A documentary by Alex John Glustrom (Director), Ben Johnson (Co-Producer & Composer) and Catherine Rierson (Co-Producer) looks at Charity Hospital, the oldest continuously-operating hospital in the United States, located in New Orleans. The hospital,…

Jokes About Aboriginal Women Are Not Jokes

By Janelle Marie Baker The Canadian Government rejected the call for a National Inquiry into the estimated 582 missing Aboriginal women in Canada. How is this possible? I will begin with a story: I was working for a First Nation in Alberta and staying with a family on the reserve. My co-worker and I had…

YOUTHINJUSTICE

In the Hands of the Law

by Ayan Bihi Recently, as I was perusing through the black hole that can often be the internet, I stumbled upon a new word which later led to me discovering a recent injustice that sounded like a joke but unfortunately was a reality. It all goes back to a term called Affluenza, a new mental state…

Sex Worker's Rights

Voluntary Female Sex Work vs. Sex Trafficking of Women

by Rachel Safeek The difference between human sex trafficking versus consensual and/or voluntary sex work among women is a topic that I’ve been meaning to address for a long time. Oftentimes, when I mention that I work with HIV prevention among Female Sex Workers (FSWs), many incorrectly assume that the women with whom I work are…

Women protesting outside the walls of the abandoned Union Carbide Factory, July, 2007, Melanie Hadida

Yoga and the Women Who Never Heard of Lululemon

by Melanie Hadida  Since 2007, I have spent several months of my life living and working at the Sambhavna Trust Clinic in Bhopal, India. The Sambhavna clinic is the product of a vision born out of awe-inspiring community based activism in the wake of the world’s worst chemical disaster. On December 3rd 1984, at 10…

Ukraine’s Culture and Population Decline: The EU Association Agreement

by Agnieszka Paulina Marcinek With the recent uproar concerning Ukraine and the EU Association Agreement, the country has turned the European spotlight onto itself – and not merely because of the prospective signing at the Third Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius. Alongside the Association Agreement, Ukraine’s population decline has been of discourse since the Post-Soviet…