#MeToo Highlights Rape Culture, in Stories Told and Untold

By Jess Tomlin This week, the hashtag #MeToo went viral, highlighting the magnitude of sexual assault around the world. The origins of the #MeToo movement demonstrate the domino effect at its best–starting with a brave idea and quickly blooming into a movement. #MeToo has since taken off in multiple languages (such as #yotambién #moiaussi) and[…]

Malala Believes In Canada. Let’s Prove Her Right.

Just yesterday, two women Nobel Laureates– Malala Yousafzai and Leymah Gbowee–inspired Ottawa, sharing their stories of advocating for girls’ education and boldly leading movements for peace. When Nobel Laureates descend upon your city–your nation’s capital–you know it’s time to listen up and take note. Here’s what I heard: The world believes in us Canada matters.[…]

Feminism Killing Word

When ‘Feminism’ Is A Killing Word

This piece is co-authored by Jess Tomlin (the Executive Director of The MATCH Fund) and Lauren Ravon (the Director of Policy and Campaigns at Oxfam Canada). Women are trash. What other explanation could there be for assassins in Honduras murdering indigenous rights activist Yaneth Urquia and then abandoning her body at a municipal garbage dump?[…]