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Cultural History of Violence Against Women

Posted by Solange Guberman

If we think back to our school years, and those history class lessons we all endured, we might recall teachers telling us about ancient cultures and their varied practices. The majority of these cultures were very male-dominated, reaching all the way back to when written text began, thousands of years BC. Patriarchal cultures aren’t something

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Medically Assisted Dying Legislation

Posted by Solange Guberman

The circumstances surrounding euthanasia are particularly difficult for some people to comprehend, and that fact is reflected in the many different laws regarding medically assisted induced death (MAID) from various countries around the world. While we don’t seem to have any moral issues with putting beloved pets to death when they are suffering, the question

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Violence Against Women and Girls is a Men’s Issue

Posted by Solange Guberman

The inequality between the genders has been going on for many thousands of years; there’s no denying it. If you read some of the teachings of the Bible, the Koran, and even what we know about ancient civilizations such as the third dynasty Egyptians, it’s clear that many societies favored men and boys over women

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Violence Against Women with Disabilities

Posted by Solange Guberman

If violence against women and children wasn’t bad enough, what thought and consideration do we give women who also have a disability, whether that be physical or mental? The unfortunate truth is, women with disabilities experience discrimination on two fronts. Firstly, because they are female. While in today’s society women should enjoy equal status, it’s

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Why Women’s Rights Matter in our Modern World

Posted by Solange Guberman

Our world is seeing change at an incredibly rapid pace.  The Western world went from a farm-centered society in the 1700s to an industrial one in just over 100 years.  The 20th century saw incredible technological advances, including the first mass-produced car, space flight (Roberta Bondar), and unlocking the secrets of our own DNA.  Many

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Why educating women is key for development and economic growth

Posted by Solange Guberman

It has been said that educating a woman benefits not just her and her family, but also those beyond her immediate circle. In this modern world, access to education can make all the difference in improving the economic status of a village or even an entire province. Unfortunately, the recent advance of a more conservative

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Wedding Speech by Solange

Posted by Solange Guberman

On this momentous occasion, your wedding day, I would like to tell you both, Liana and Eimhin, how happy, how proud I feel to see you starting this new life together as a married couple.  I have had the privilege of witnessing your love grow ever stronger over the past six years.  A love which

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Letters From Solange

Posted by Solange Guberman

Dear Friends, This is our Easter week-end and I want to tell you how absolutely thrilled we are to share this Spring celebration with each and everyone of you. In particular, I would like to acknowledge our gratitude to those ambassadors who have taken the time to be with us this afternoon, honoured emissaries who

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My Mission To Raise Awareness Around Sexual Violence In Canada

Posted by Solange Guberman

Throughout my career, I have worn many hats—from professor to NATO official, all the way to Justice of the Peace for the Ontario Court of Justice. Currently, via the various opportunities that are given to me, I am intent on raising awareness and creating change in the following areas:   Housing for victims of sexual

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