The Weekend

When Deandra took her niece to see the musical, Aladdin, for her thirteenth birthday, she certainly didn't expect to bump into Harrison and his date.  It was when they were leaving the theatre. As they were going down the stairs, she asked Maya, "So how did you like the show?" Maya shrugged.  "It was okay," …

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The Afternoon Tradition

As she drank her tea, she thought of her grandmother. Grams would have turned 90 today.  How she missed her. It was Grams who got her into the habit of drinking tea in the afternoons.  She thought of the times when she used to walk over to Grams' house after school and sit at the …

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Shelter

Her world had been one of Abuse, neglect and heartache. At seventeen she ran away Being on the streets was better Than living under the Same roof with an unloving Mother and abusive step-father.   She was her mother’s only Child.  Since the day she was born, She had never known a mother’s Love.  All …

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Parental Fighting

Is fighting in front of your children ever a good thing?  An ABC News article says, it depends. In the article, Dr. Gordon Harold, a researcher at Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales, parents can argue in front of their children but should do so with caution.  "It would be unrealistic to say that , you …

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Feminists’ Remarks Spark Outrage

I saw this on CTV Newschannel here in Toronto just earlier today and had to blog about it. Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright rebuked young women for supporting Bernie Sanders and their bid to to turn the tide in favor of Hilary Clinton has backfired.  Their outrageous remarks have offended many, including Zoe Trimboli, a feminist who …

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In the Spotlight

Notes to Women is thrilled to feature In The Spotlight, Julie Marshall, Canadian Spokesperson for the United Nations World Food Programme. NTW:  Tell us a little bit about yourself.   Julie:  My job involves briefing the media, raising the profile of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the issue of global hunger within Canada, creating and …

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International Day of the Girl

On my twelfth birthday, I sat on the cold ground in a corner of a dark room with my knees drawn up to my chin and my arms wrapped around them as the tears rolled down my dirty cheeks.   I couldn’t sleep.   I didn’t want to sleep because I was afraid that he would come back and hurt …

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Street Children

Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive - Jeremiah 49:11 Usually before I retire for the night, I check on my son.  I make sure he's nicely tugged in.   He has a home.  He has his own room.   He doesn't have to take the bus to school.  His Dad drives him there.  He doesn't …

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Illiteracy Among Women in Asia

I can't imagine not being able to read.  It's my one of favourite past-times.  When I was a child, you could always find me with my face buried in a book.  My love for reading gave birth to my love for writing. Reading and writing are basic rights which we are entitled to.  Imagine not being able to …

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International Women’s Day

Sunday, March 8, 2015 is International Women's Day.  Gospel of Asia Canada is celebrating this day in South Asia by: Giving new saris to widows Encouraging women by sharing stories of women found in the Bible Distributing food and blankets to poor children and families in the slums Visiting women in prison and encouraging prostitutes …

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