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Violence against Women and the Role Guiders Play

During the 16 Days Campaign for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we decided to ask our members some tough but equally important questions about the role Guiders play (or can play) in stopping the violence. Below are some of … Continue reading

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The Importance of Self-Respect

Pat runs a Girl Guides of Canada unit in a penitentiary. She shares some thoughts about the unique issues that arise for the girls and young women in her unit. This is an important blog post to share during the … Continue reading

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Canada’s Dirty Secret and What You Can Do about It

It’s something no one wants to think about – violence against girls and women. But it’s all more common than you might think. Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence … Continue reading

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Girls Say: Why I Remember 14 Young Women

Our girl Members tell us: Why is it important for Canadians to remember the 14 young women who were killed in the Montreal Massacre, December 6th, 1989? Helen, 64th Edmonton Rangers (AB) and one of our #6teensfor16: The Montreal Massacre … Continue reading

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From Sparks, with Love

I didn’t plan on hosting a meeting based on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, but I’m glad it happened. As part of a multi-branch group, I have trouble connecting the Violence Against Women program … Continue reading

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A World Guiders have the Opportunity to Shape

“He’s not abusive; he just hits me sometimes.” “He didn’t assault me; he just slapped me.” “He didn’t punch very hard; it’s only fractured here and here.” These lines sound like the kind of dialogue you’d expect to read in … Continue reading

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You Too Can Make a Difference

During my years of Membership in Girl Guides of Canada, I have been very fortunate to meet many girls and women who have left a mark on my heart.  I take such pride when I meet a mom or dad … Continue reading

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Guiding Girls to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, a day recognized by the United Nations for over 30 years. We know that violence still continues to affect us all, including the young and old, rich and … Continue reading

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A Guider’s Unique Perspective: Why Some Girls (Really) Need Guides

Update: This post was voted as a 2011/2012 GirlGuidesCANblog Big Deal Seal winner in the category “A Girl’s World”! Bravo blogger Amy! ——————————————- I’ve always loved Guiding and felt that it played an important role around the world. Moving to … Continue reading

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