Christine's Blog

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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A slum in Accra on a sunny afternoon in April. A group of women is setting up an improvised tent to protect themselves from the sun while attending an empowerment workshop. These women are part of the Obrapaa Women’s group, a group of former sex workers collectively designing and selling handmade jewelry. The group who […]

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“If you want to go far, go together.” As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, this African proverb resonates. Over the last 60 years, Crossroads International has worked with more than 9,000 volunteers and year after year, we witnessed the change they accomplished, the lives they contribute to improve by working with locals as equals. When […]

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Crossroads International welcomes the 2018 federal Budget as a positive investment towards empowering women and girls in the global south. Announced earlier this week, the Budget reiterates the government’s wider approach to equality and commits to gender-based budgeting, something Crossroads and other women’s rights organizations have been seeking for years. Of particular note for our […]

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In 2018, we celebrate Crossroads International’s 60th anniversary. We celebrate the thousands of volunteers South and North who changed lives, theirs and the lives of others. And we celebrate the Canadian and Southern partners who worked alongside Crossroads and our volunteers to create one equal world. In 60 years, Crossroads International evolved to respond to […]

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