GUELPH POLITICAST #325 – These Times, They Are Triggering

May is Sexual Violence Prevention Month, but he haven’t really had much time to talk about that because these last few weeks have been pretty bad for anyone concerned about equal rights. domestic abuse, gender-based violence, and the lack of balanced media coverage to give these issues the proper context. A news cycle like this demands an entire episode of this podcast to makes sense of it. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #325 – These Times, They Are Triggering”

GUELPH POLITICAST #320 – The Queen of Craft

Historically, women played a pretty big role in the brewing of beer. Starting in ancient times, brewing was fairly female-dominated, but that changed in western culture around the same time the brewing process became industrialized 150 years ago. In 2022, women are trying to reclaim their place atop the brewing world thanks to the proliferation of craft breweries, and one local woman is helping to lead the way. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #320 – The Queen of Craft”

Guelph Women Call to “Break the Bias” in International Women’s Day Rally

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and a time to rally for more gender equality and support for the world’s women who make up a little more than half the population. In Guelph, that meant coming down to Market Square in front of city hall, hearing some speeches, and then marching around the downtown core to make your voice heard. That’s just what a group of over 100 people on Tuesday did to mark the occasion. Continue reading “Guelph Women Call to “Break the Bias” in International Women’s Day Rally”

Women in Crisis Raising Awareness About Human Trafficking with Event

Human trafficking is an issue facing many communities, but it’s an issue that can be misunderstood in both how it happens, and how people can recover from it. So it’s a good thing that Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis are holding an information event later this month to raise awareness about the impacts of human trafficking, and what actions that people can take to stop the exploitation and support survivors. Continue reading “Women in Crisis Raising Awareness About Human Trafficking with Event”

Mayor and Women in Crisis Staff Launch 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence

For most of us, home has been a refuge during the pandemic, our new multifaceted, multiuse area for work, play, school and living, but then there are people for whom home is a scary, dangerous place. Those people were top of mind at Thursday’s flag raising at City Hall to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and to launch 16 days of action including the commemoration of December 6. Continue reading “Mayor and Women in Crisis Staff Launch 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence”

GUELPH POLITICAST #288 – Human Trafficking: The Real Story

It was just a few weeks ago that the Joint Waterloo-Guelph Human Trafficking team, which is staffed by members of both police services, arrested a Guelph man for both both trafficking the victim, and assaulting them himself. It’s a good reminder that human trafficking happens in our backyard, and it’s not what pop culture and conspiracy theories make you think it is. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #288 – Human Trafficking: The Real Story”

Take Back the Night 2021 Will Be Another Virtual Affair

Like so many events in the last two years, the 2021 commemoration of Take Back the Night in Guelph and area will be taking place as a virtual affair. In a press release from Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, it was announced that the 34th annual ceremony to help raise awareness about, and to challenge sexual and gender-based violence will be available as your nearest device. Continue reading “Take Back the Night 2021 Will Be Another Virtual Affair”

Virtual Memorial for December 6 Doubles as a Call to Action

There’s been a great deal that’s changed in the world since the last National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, but the need to gather and mark the day has not. With social distancing in mind, this year’s 31st remembrance of both the terrorist attack in Montreal three decades ago – and for all the women killed by men ever since – was held by candlelight in front of computer screens. Continue reading “Virtual Memorial for December 6 Doubles as a Call to Action”

Women In Crisis Teaming Up with Guelph Market for Fundraiser

In this pandemic year, it’s been very hard for a lot of charities and non-profits to make the money they need to help people, and these challenges also come at a time when people need more help than ever. For this reason, Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is teaming up with Guelph Market to raise some funds this holiday season to help women in need in the Guelph and Wellington County community. Continue reading “Women In Crisis Teaming Up with Guelph Market for Fundraiser”

Women in Crisis Gets Federal Funds to Adapt to COVID-19

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is one of hundreds of shelters and sexual assault centres to get financial assistance from the Federal government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. The money is meant to give these essential services a boost, and to get the resources they need to keep working through the pandemic, and according to the executive director of Women in Crisis, the money will be put to immediate use. Continue reading “Women in Crisis Gets Federal Funds to Adapt to COVID-19”