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Feature story: Picking Up the Pieces: The Making of the Witness Blanket

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Large artwork consisting of objects set in cedar frames.

We should all have access to stories of human rights.

Human rights stories are often ones of struggle, tenacity, courage and resilience. These are the experiences we need to share. Engage with human rights stories, wherever you are.

Voices of women and girls in war

By Isabelle Masson

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A woman is holding a baby, while four men in army fatigues stand beside and behind her. They are all standing in front of a forest, posed for the camera.

Jody Williams and the campaign to ban landmines

By Julia Peristerakis

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A woman sitting on a chair with hands clasped looks thoughtfully ahead, as if answering a question.

Five Women Who Should Be Household Names in Canada

By Matthew McRae

The year 2016 marks a century since women in Canada first got the right to vote and so it seems like a fine time to celebrate the achievements of Canadian women.

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 Six red dresses are suspended in air on hangers in front of a backdrop. The backdrop features an image of a birch wood forest with more red dresses hanging in it.

Claiming our rights as a transgender family

By Amanda Jetté Knox

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A smiling family of six in a living room.

The Wilcox County integrated prom

By Matthew McRae

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A smiling woman stands in front of a red prom dress and a black tuxedo mounted on mannequins. Both the dress and suit are on display behind a glass case.

Powered by love: Grandmothers fighting HIV/AIDS

By Matthew McRae

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A head-and-shoulders portrait of Gogo Gladys Tyophol. She is wearing glasses and a blue patterned kerchief wrapped around her head. Her shirt says GAPA and a red AIDS ribbon is attached to her sweater.

Face the music: Canadian musicians and human rights

By Julia Peristerakis

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Two women and a man stand on a stage while a group of people in white shirts stand on risers behind them. The woman in the centre is waving to someone off-camera, and the man on the right is holding a microphone.

Discover the story behind Canada’s $10 bill.

Viola Desmond helped inspire Canada’s civil rights movement by refusing to give up her seat in a movie theatre. Now, she is on the $10 bill.

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A head-and-shoulder portrait of Viola Desmond framed by a vertical purple rectangle. Viola is wearing a white top.

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