Stories by debraf

Debra Fieguth

Micro-credit programs benefit women

Africa Stories, Asia Pacific Stories, Bangladesh Stories, Featured, Mozambique Stories, Women Stories
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Many women in Mozambique, although they work hard, are not used to having the empowerment that comes with a regular income. That all changes when […]

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The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Canada Stories, Canadian Indigenous Stories, Featured

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on March 21. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed […]

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Celebrate International Women’s Day

Africa Stories, Burundi Stories, Canada Stories, Featured, Women Stories
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International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. The […]

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To Haiti, with love

Emergency Response Stories, Featured, Haiti Stories

With a flood of donations coming in to help Haiti in the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake, it’s clear Canadian Anglicans are moved by […]

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Bell tolls for justice

Featured, Latin America Caribbean Stories, Mexico Stories, Women Stories

There’s no getting used to murder. The women of Mexico’s Chihuahua state, though emotionally bruised by the violence that continues to take away their sisters, […]

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Celebrating Epiphany

Canada Stories, Featured
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Christmas is over. The shopping, the wrapping, the giving, the receiving, the visiting, the feasting, the carolling — all are finished. But wait. There’s one […]

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Peace-building workshops help Burmese women

Asia Pacific Stories, Burma Stories, Featured, Women Stories
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The stories coming from Burmese and ethnic minority women along the border with Thailand are difficult to listen to. A woman describes being gang-raped while […]

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Remembrance Day

Asia Pacific Stories, Featured, Refugees and Migrants Stories
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We call it “Remembrance Day” so we can remember past wars, the freedom they brought us and those who fought for that freedom. Unfortunately, for […]

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World Food Day: food security in times of crisis

Featured, Tanzania Stories
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October 16th, World Food Day, is a worldwide event designed to increase awareness, understanding and year-round action to alleviate hunger. Food Day theme: “achieving food […]

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Girl Power

Canada Stories, Featured, Indigenous Stories, Women Stories
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The statistics present an alarming picture of life for girls in the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN): higher than average rates of suicide, addiction, teen pregnancy, […]

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