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Every Day is Women's Day

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Celebrating the strength and diversity of women and their life stories.
Ascent of Women

Ascent of Women

A New Age Is Dawning for Every Mother's Daughter
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover

From Africa to Asia, women are the key to progress on ending poverty, violence and conflict. In this #1 national bestseller, award-winning humanitarian and journalist Sally Armstrong shows us why women are the way forward and introduces us to the leading women who are making change happen, from Nobel Prize winners to little girls suing for justice.
     This book is about the final frontier for women: having control over your own body, whether in zones of conflict, in rural villages, on univer …

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Strength of Women

Strength of Women

AhkamIyimowak
edition:Paperback
tagged : women

Personal recollections by a wide spectrum of Aboriginal women tell stories of injustice, racism, genocide and sexism, but also of awakening, fierce struggles and hope.

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Arresting Hope

Arresting Hope

Women Taking Action in Prison Inside Out
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Arresting Hope reminds us that prisons are not only places of punishment, marginalization, and trauma, but that they can also be places of hope, blessing even, where people with difficult lived experiences can begin to compose stories full of healing, anticipation, communication, education, connection, and community. Arresting Hope does not present a romantic or nostalgic version of the story of a provincial correctional centre for women. It presents a story that acknowledges pressing challenges …

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Every Day is Malala Day

Every Day is Malala Day

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

This is a letter of sisterhood to Malala Yousafzai, written from the perspective of girls around the world who share her belief that every girl has the right to go to school, and who represent the many barriers a girl can face when trying to get an education. After being shot by the Taliban for the simple act of going to school in her native Pakistan, Malala has become an international girls’ rights crusader and the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Girls the world over recogn …

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A Brief History of Women in Quebec

A Brief History of Women in Quebec

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

A Brief History of Women in Quebec examines the historical experience of women of different social classes and origins (geographic, ethnic, and racial) from the period of contact between Europeans and Aboriginals to the twenty-first century to give a nuanced and complex account of the main transformations in their lives.

Themes explored include demography, such as marriage, fecundity, and immigration; women’s work outside and inside the home, including motherhood; education, from elementary sch …

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On Loving Women

On Loving Women

edition:Paperback
tagged : gay & lesbian

"On Loving Women is in turns wistful, sexy, goofy, bittersweet, frank, and adorable. Diane Obomsawin's deceptively simple lifework and straightforward writing style capture the breathless sweetness of holding another girl's hand for the first time, and the happy, lusty intimacy of a virginity-ending, drunken threesome. Delightful."--Ellen Forney, author ofMarbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me
Intimate vignettes of women coming out

On Loving Womenis a new collection of stories about co …

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Stalled

Stalled

The Representation of Women in Canadian Governments
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover

Following significant increases in women’s electoral representation in the 1980s and '90s, progress has stalled. Today, there are only a few more women in Canada’s parliament and legislatures than a decade ago. What has happened to the representational gains for women and why does gender parity remain so elusive? To answer these questions, Stalled provides a detailed road map of women’s political representation as candidates, office-holders, cabinet ministers, party leaders, and as represe …

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Women Do This Every Day

Women Do This Every Day

edition:Paperback
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These selected poems are loving tributes to women. Written in specific moments in history, and in charged political contexts, Allen's poetry examines and portrays the very essence of her subjects with masterly skill.

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