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September 15, 2014
In my time working as a Researcher-Curator at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, I had the privilege of learning about many amazing stories from across Canada and around the world. One of my favourites involves a tree, yarn and a group of remarkable women. When the Museum opens this September,...
January 29, 2014
January 27th is Family Literacy Day, initiated by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.  This year ABC Life Literacy Canada is encouraging families to take time each day to...
October 22, 2013
Lola Fidencia David was 14 years old when she was captured and raped by Japanese soldiers during the Second World War occupation of The Philippines. As one of the last living survivors of the “comfort women” enslavement, she has travelled the world advocating on behalf of human rights. As part of...
October 16, 2013
On a beautiful August day, I joined my Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) colleagues Danielle Sala and Lindsay Weedon to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Winnipeg. I had long been aware of Habitat’s international work, but knew little about its Canadian projects. What I did know was my...
October 10, 2013
The United Nations General Assembly has chosen October 11th as the International Day of the Girl Child. This is a day to reflect on the gender inequalities that exist between boys and girls and an opportunity to support and promote the human rights of girls all over the world. It is also a time to...
August 13, 2013
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” As my internship comes to an end, I can’t help but take the advice of one of my favorite authors, Dr. Seuss.   My name is Desiree Fuller and I am a University of Toronto student, enrolled in the two-year Masters of Museum Studies program....
June 14, 2013
Canada has offered refugee protection to over 700,000 individuals since the Second World War. Among them, we find the stories of men, women and children who arrived to this country as boat people, others who came here fleeing the central American crisis, or as war resisters from the neighbouring US...
December 4, 2012
Today is day 10 of the White Ribbon Campaign’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. The WRC is the largest initiative in the world of men working to end violence against women (VAW). With a focus on educating men and boys, campaigns are led by both men and women in over fifty countries...
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