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Girls’ Programmer Profile: Laura Swaine

Girls Action talks with Laura Swaine, Coordinator of Healthy Relationships for Youth (HRY), a program for rural youth at the Antigonish Women's Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Services Association in Nova Scotia.

Megan and Tsiehente's youth journal about Mohawk Identity!

An excerpt from the Girls Action publication Community Leadership in ACTION -- Indigenous Young Women – Speaking Our Truths: Building Our Strengths: The Making of Community Actions across Canada. In this excerpt we learn about Megan Whyte and Tsiehente Herne, the creators of the first ever youth journal about Mohawk identity. Theirs is but one of many inspiring community actions that took place across Canada in 2012.

Rehtaeh Parsons tragedy highlights 'everyday violence' against girls

 MONTREAL - The news of Rehtaeh Parsons’s alleged rape and eventual suicide in Nova Scotia has been called tragic, shameful and sickening.

The truth is that Parsons’s story is yet another example of violence against girls, an ongoing crisis we too often ignore.

Sadly, for those of us working in the field of violence prevention, Rehtaeh’s story only reinforces a fact we have known for years: girls experience violence on a daily basis.

Canada should empower girls to be agents of change

As Canadian girls grow up, they’re told time and again that they can be whoever they want to be. The reality is far less ideal.

A national report  released in March on the main issues facing girls in Canada shows that despite having more educational opportunities than ever, many girls still confront violence and low self-esteem — sometimes with grave consequences.

Stimuler l'estime de soi et les qualités de leadership chez les filles

Les filles qui grandissent au Canada se font dire qu'elles peuvent être tout ce dont elles rêvent dans la vie. Or, la réalité est toute autre.

Week Three: kickaction.ca Blogging Carnival In-Review

 This is part three of a three-part series. To read the first post, click here. and the second, here

Week Two: kickaction.ca Blogging Carnival In-Review

This is part two of a three-part series. To read the first post, click here. 

Girls’ Programmer Profile: Lena Palacios

Girls Action talks with Lena Palacios, Project Coordinator of Life After Life about her work in an emerging collective in Montreal.

Faites du bruit : trousse médias 101

Les médias jouent un rôle important dans la construction et la représentation des messages et des valeurs dans notre société. Il est important de comprendre leur fonctionnement et d’apprendre à les utiliser efficacement dans le cadre de notre travail, notamment pour promouvoir nos actions. Voici quelques conseils et astuces pour que vos messages soient transmis par les médias et pour concevoir vos propres outils médiatiques !