March 2, 2015
Gender inequality and violence against girls and women remain key issues in the struggle for human rights in Canada and around the world. Dozens of powerful stories about the past, present and future of women’s rights can be found throughout the Museum. In the Rights Today gallery where I act as...
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,...
May 12, 2014
The Fragile Freedoms lecture series wraps up on May 14 at 7:30 p.m., with a final lecture on “Women and the Struggle for Human Rights” given by Germaine Greer. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has been proud to serve as a venue for these lectures, in cooperation with the University of Manitoba...
February 11, 2014
These were the vows exchanged by Chris Vogel and Rich North forty years ago on February 11th, 1974 during their wedding ceremony at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg.  Theirs was the first same-sex marriage ceremony performed in the province and the second in Canada.  Michel Girouard...
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 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...
October 8, 2013
In 2010, I launched the Ce qui nous voile (“what veils us”) project, challenging some of the misconceptions about women who wear the veil in the hopes of leading to greater acceptance and promoting a more harmonious coexistence.  The women I spoke with told me they chose to wear the hijab. Their...
May 29, 2013
The story of same-sex marriage in Canada is the story of people joining together: the couple, their families, their communities. With the amazing response to our crowd-sourcing initiative for photos and stories about same-sex marriage, they have come together with the Museum as well. When we...
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