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    Ododo Wa: Stories of Girls in War

    October 2019 to November 2020

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    A group of young women and girls in their teens stand together on the front porch of a building. Most are dressed in white blouses and blue skirts, with two girls also wearing blue sweaters. To the right, a doorway reveals a roomful of students sitting at wooden desks and writing on notepads.

    Exhibitions

    Ododo Wa: Stories of Girls in War

    October 2019 to November 2020

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    A group of young women and girls in their teens stand together on the front porch of a building. Most are dressed in white blouses and blue skirts, with two girls also wearing blue sweaters. To the right, a doorway reveals a roomful of students sitting at wooden desks and writing on notepads.

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    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.

    Rohingya women call for justice

    By Paula Kelly

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    A group of Rohingya women and men carry young children and belongings as they walk in a line over an earthen dike over a stretch of water.

    Five women all Canadians should know

    By Matthew McRae

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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.

    Exploring women’s rights and gender equality

    By Chloe Rew, Program Interpreter

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    Stories

    Voices of women and girls in war

    By Isabelle Masson

    Grace Acan and Evelyn Amony were abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda when they were just girls. They were enslaved and spent years in captivity, away from their families. They managed to find their way back to freedom but have faced many new struggles since they returned home. 

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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.

    Rohingya women call for justice

    By Paula Kelly

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    A group of Rohingya women and men carry young children and belongings as they walk in a line over an earthen dike over a stretch of water.

    Five women all Canadians should know

    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.

    Exploring women’s rights and gender equality

    By Chloe Rew, Program Interpreter

    If I were alive in Canada before 1929, I would not have been considered a person. “Persons” under the British North America Act referred only to men.

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    Resource guides

    Children in war and conflict

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    Resource guides

    Children in war and conflict

    We invite you to explore this guide as a starting point to learning more about the varied experiences children face during war and prolonged societal conflict and what their lives are like when conflict ends.

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    An illustration of several women standing in a line holding hands.