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Guest column: Earned paid sick days vital for Maine women

Women workers, leaders of organizations representing Maine women and several female Democratic senators spoke at a press conference today on the importance to Maine women of passing LD 369, legislation guaranteeing workers the ability to earn paid sick days. “There’s nothing more heart-breaking than staying home from work at the …

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Fashion Show celebrates women empowerment and inclusivity

The University of Massachusetts’ Sisters on the Runway delivered its ninth annual fashion show on Saturday, displaying women empowerment and inclusivity with feminine undertones, from the models who walked the runway to all-female campus group performances. SOTR is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and funds …

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Huge turnout to women’s rights march in Fernie

Over 100 people marched in solidarity through downtown Fernie last Friday, honouring survivors of domestic and sexualized violence. The Fernie march was one of many held in more than 100 countries around the world on International Women’s Day. A group of women and male supporters met at The Arts Station …

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Cornellians Explore Stories of Sexual Violence Around the World

For South African activist and former victim of sexual assault, Jenny Nijenhuis, visual art is not a mere form of communication, but something which represents the “first step in healing.” Underlining this experience in her keynote speech, Nijenhuis along with Cornell Prof. Naminata Diabate, Africana studies, recounted the impact of …

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