Dia Mirza Appointed UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India

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A threat to the environment is an issue of major concern around the world and every country is working towards protecting it from further deterioration. In its joint effort, the United Nations has always made it a point to tackle such issues in each country with high priority. In line […]

#MeToo Movement Physicalizes via Toronto March

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Hundreds of #MeToo advocates marched on Toronto streets on Saturday to empower women of all colour who have suffered from sexual harassment. The initiator of the event is Alathea Milne-Hines as she was directly inspired by the #MeToo posts online popularized by actress Alyssa Milano who claims to have been sexually assaulted “more than she […]

Pope Travels to Myanmar to Aid in Rohingya Crisis

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Catholicism meets Islam in a predominantly Buddhist nation. Pope Francis travelled to Myanmar on Monday to examine and weigh in the ongoing conflict between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslim minority. The country has been accused of acts of brutality against the most persecuted Islamic group due to “ethnic cleansing”. The arrival of […]

Court Favours School Board Over Parental Religious Rights

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The six-year battle on what children are taught at school versus at home was appealed to the Ontario Supreme Court of Justice. The ruling says inclusion and equity come before individual religious accommodation in public schools. On Wednesday, November 22, the Court dismissed a case by Steve Tourloukis, a Greek Orthodox […]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over… Now it’s time for Giving Tuesday!

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World Vision International wants to spread holiday cheer to all with their Giving Tuesday campaign. Social media will be filled with #GivingTuesday as people gather money and donations to give while spreading awareness about this joyful day. Donations for the day increased more than twelve times last year compared to previous […]

Sophie-Gregoire Trudeau and Rupi Kaur sit down for Personal Interview About Women’s Violence

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In Canada, Indigenous women and young women are at the highest risk of experiencing physical and sexual violence. It was the International Eliminate Women’s Violence Day on November 25th, which marked the official start of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign to raise awareness and reduce violence that occurs against women […]

#ICouldHaveBeen Celebrity Campaign Sends Strong Message In Fight Against Women’s Violence

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With countless sexual harassment claims circulating around Hollywood, many eyes have been opened regarding serious issues that women face in the industry and on a daily basis. International Day Against Women’s Violence is on November 25th and many celebrities are collaborating with the Kering Foundation’s digital #ICouldHaveBeen campaign. The idea behind this […]

Celebrities Rally on Cyntoia Brown’s Freedom

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Cyntoia Brown, a victim of sex trafficking in 2004, is getting more solid support on her case, as celebs, particularly Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and Cara Delevingne voiced their opinions via social media on Tuesday. Kim Kardashian’s post on Twitter said – “The system has failed. Its heartbreaking to see a young […]

Nelly’s Upcoming Concert in Saudi Arabia Excludes Women

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A supposed “cultural unifying” concert by American hip-hop artist Nelly and Algerian singer Cheb Khaled set next month in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has ironically imposed unhappy reactions after the event has been announced to be limited to men only. Women in Saudi Arabia have expressed their negative views on this matter through social media, […]

“The Problem With Apu” Documentary Adresses Racist Indian Stereotypes

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Most television watchers have seen at least one episode of The Simpsons or have at least heard of the show. The Indian-American comedian Hari Kondabolu has a bone to pick with the famous Indian character on the show named Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. Apu is recognized for owning the Kwik-E-Mart and his exaggerated accent. Kondabolu […]