Christine's Blog

– Guest writer: Sue May Talbot There have been major strides made in advancing equality for women and girls globally — Crossroads International has been working to advance equality for women and girls in developing countries, the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements have shone a spotlight on the prevalence of sexual harassment, and Period. End of Story. […]

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When I saw the late-night amber alert I got a lump in my throat. The next morning brought the heartbreaking news. Riya Rajkumaran, an 11-year-old Brampton, Ontario girl, was dead, murdered, as we later learned, by her father. Riya’s murder is not an isolated act in Canada. On average, every 2.5 days one woman or […]

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– Guest writer: Sue May Talbot As BlackRock CEO Larry Fink outlined in a letter to CEOs last year, it’s no longer acceptable for a business to operate solely for profit — purpose is becoming paramount. And his message is resonating: the global impact investing market is expected to reach $307-billion by 2020. A recent study […]

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Much has been said and written, including in this space, about global challenges we now face. At times during the past year it felt that progress made in building a better world had stalled, or worse, was actively being dismantled. This was especially true for women and the most vulnerable. From the vitriol on social […]

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Each passing week brings news of the enormity of the challenges facing humanity and how small the world has become. The unmitigated impact of global climate change was laid out in the recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; its dire warnings foreshadowed the devastation wrought by forest fires in California and BC […]

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Just because a law exists doesn’t mean it is applied. As I finish reading the Court Watch project report drafted by two of our volunteers in Ghana, I could add this to the list of reasons why advancing access to justice for women and girls is a vital focus of intervention for Crossroads International. Even […]

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