Women Stories

PWRDF Indigenous Community Development Coordinator visits UNB

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Dr. José Zárate and Bishop David Edwards chat during the World Water Day ceremony at St. Mary’s First Nation in Fredericton.

This story was originally posted on Diocese of Fredericton enews and is reposted here with permission. Ready to board his flight back to Toronto, Dr. […]

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Remembering the generous spirit of Rev. Smitty Kent

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"Smitty" Kent on ordination day

PWRDF was saddened to learn of the passing of the Reverend Jennie Eleanor Kent at the age of 105 on February 22. In 2003, Rev’d […]

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International Women’s Day March 8

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SDG #5

PWRDF is committed to gender equality, #5 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Check out some of our success stories of women making a […]

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Waiting to go home: an Iraqi woman’s story

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Wikipedia map

In June 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as ISIL, took over Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq. In less […]

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Women empowering women in Burundi

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“It’s my passion, my hope for all of us to be healthy and educated and to help others." Virginie Nizigama

Virginie Nizigama is one of many exceptional local women who volunteers at the Village Health Works clinic in Kigutu, Burundi. She is a bundle of […]

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Healthy births in Rwanda through doctor training

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Dr. Jennifer Werdenberg, Lead Neonatal and Child Health Technical Advisor and Pediatrician at Partners in Health/Inshuti Mu Bizuma trains health care professionals in birth interventions.

In Rwanda, PWRDF and Global Affairs Canada are co-funding medical training to reduce infant mortality rates. At the Rwinkwavu District Hospital, about 90 km east […]

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Restoring futures in South Sudan

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Orphaned children come to the Women's Community Resource Centre in Bor for literacy classes.

South Sudan may be the newest country in the world, but it’s far from stable. According to the United Nations, in 2013 it had the […]

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Canadians raise $54,000 for goats

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Zainabu Kilaza and her daughter Mwajuma with one of their goats in Stesheni village of Nachingwea district. Submitted photo

Zainabu Kilaza is a mother of two living in the village of Stesheni in Nachingwea district, Tanzania. Her two dairy goats produce eight litres of […]

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Airing the Clean Laundry

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Novatus and Selina with their cow. Photo: Richard Librock

Novatus Hamim has developed a new skill in the last few years.  It’s one he probably never thought he’d have, but thanks to PWRDF’s program—funded […]

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Wedding Bells in Burundi

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The mayor of Gihanga, Burundi officiating at the weddings of 180 couples. Photo: Zaida Bastos

June is thought of as the month for weddings.  In Burundi, weddings have taken on an important role in securing the rights of women in […]

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