Generations of Romanian girls trafficked into Europe’s Sex Industry, is a documentary about young girls who are affected by poverty and sex-trafficked. Due to male gaze, young Romanian girls are often coerced or deceived into working in the sex-trafficking business. In the summer of 2015 the Thomson Reuters Foundation met 17-year-old Maya, who is from a small town in rural Romania. A bright and articulate teenager, Maya shared her experiences of being trafficked into sex work in the city by her boyfriend. In rural Romania many young people see the sex industry as the best way to make a living. However, this makes it difficult for young girls to continue their education and entraps them into this toxic cycle.
Read more about this docuseries on ✨redefinetwenty.com✨
Mary Two-Axe Earley, Kanien’kehá:ka, was a Mohawk elder, and an advocate for women and children, and a human rights activist. Two-Axe Earley grew up on the Kahnawà:ke reserve, a farming community adjacent to the St. Lawrence River, on Montréal’s south shore. The Kanien’kehá:ka are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (Six Nations or Iroquois Confederacy). Two-Axe Earley was a pioneer and architect of the Canadian women’s movement. Her political activism helped to forge a coalition of allies to challenge Canadian laws that discriminated against Indigenous women. Two-Axe Earley fought for what she believed in and against the injustices that were affecting her community. She is a brilliant example of how resilient, committed and passionate indigenous women are and their voices will be heard. Read more about her story on ✨redefinetwenty.com✨
Tomorrow is ✨SHOP & SWAP✨.
May 22, 6-8pm at the YWCA Hamilton @ywcahamilton • parking is free at city meters after 6pm • $5 admission - proceeds will be donated to @sachahamont ✨
we are so excited that @sachahamont public educator, Crickett, will be leading the Making Workplaces Safer - covering harassment legislation in Ontario (Bill 132), options for folks experiencing abuse at work, and skills to create a workplace culture based on consent and equity.
Followed by a 💗CLOTHING SWAP💗 exchange gently loved clothing, a great and environmental friendly way to clean out your closet! Everything left will be donated!.
@alexandrahndrsn bartender at the @thefrenchhamont will be serving delicious mocktails 🥂
See you there!
@emmawatson posted on Instagram stating, “Last week, a bill was signed into law in Georgia that is a near-total ban on abortion. This marks the fourth “heartbeat” law to be passed in the United States in the last year - a name that is designed to be emotive. It refers to the first signs of the development of a heart in a fetus at 6 weeks of pregnancy, long before most people know they are pregnant.
Georgia’s bill stands out for going one step further in including personhood language, criminalising not just abortion providers, but also pregnant people for having abortions or even miscarrying.
Today, Alabama passed its own law banning abortion except when the health of the mother is at risk. We remember that Savita Halappanavar died in Ireland with the same law on the books.
Currently, women & pregnant people living in Northern Ireland are forced to travel to mainland Britain for abortion care that is illegal in their home country. There will always be people who cannot travel because of domestic violence, immigration status, and disability. People living in Northern Ireland and the USA deserve the dignity of accessing safe, legal & local reproductive healthcare at home. #nowforni
These laws won't stop women and pregnant people from having abortions, or from making the best decision for their bodies and families, it will just mean they are forced to do so unsafely and with stigma. #reproductiverightsforall ✊”.
On Twitter, @jameelajamilofficial writes, “I had an abortion when I was young, and it was the best decision I have ever made. Both for me and for the baby I didn’t want and wasn’t ready for, emotionally, psychologically, and financially...” .
You don’t have to like abortion, but you do need to respect and acknowledge the choice a woman makes with her body, that includes safe, accessible, abortion.