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Study finds gender imbalance in children born to Indo-Canadian women

In India, the ratio of male to female newborns varies considerably, with several northern states consistently showing numbers that favour boys, the study says. The practice of sex selection is not widespread across India but it is prevalent, said Kripa Sekhar, executive director of the South Asian Women’s Centre in Toronto. “Many members of the community welcome a girl child,” she said. “It’s a

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Pamela Mala Sinha’s CRASH

Pamela Mala Sinha’s CRASH is on stage April 26 – 29 at Soulpepper. CRASH is a four-time Dora Award winning one-woman-show returning to Toronto after touring Canada. Blending projections, myth, and dance into a riveting narrative about family, faith, and love, CRASH is the fractured unraveling of trauma and memory. Pamela is once more bringing powerful storytelling to Soulpepper. She was last seen onstage

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SAWC and METRAC extends their support to all Muslim Communities

SAWC extends their support to all Muslim women who are experiencing increased violence and harassment because of our current affairs. We 100% support METRAC and stand by their vision. Click here for more information METRAC is an anti-violence organization. We abhor mistreatment, abuse and violence of any form, because violence often leads to the loss of human dignity, and causes suffering, trauma and loss of

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Human Rights Film Festival!

Attend the 5th annual Human Rights Film Festival coming up from December 9-11 at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. The festival provides an important platform for some of our world’s most inspiring people to share their human rights stories through film and the arts!    

Presentation to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women

Kripa Sekhar, ED Reena Tandon, Chair of Board Marmitha Yogarajah, Project Coordinator SAWC would like to sincerely thank the committee for giving us the opportunity to present our work in the area of violence and abuse against young women and girls. SAWC is a multi- service agency, and was founded in 1982 by a very committed group of volunteers who tried to support women

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SAWC is looking forward to the screening of DRIVING WITH SELVI screenings at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (506 Bloor St. W) and the co-presentation. Trailer: DRIVING WITH SELVI Meet Selvi: A charming, strong and utterly courageous young woman who happens to be South India’s first female taxi driver. Selvi was forced to marry at a young age, only to find herself in

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The Greenbelt Adventure to Farintosh Farms

SAWC was approved for a trip the great Farintosh Farms on Thursday September 15th 2016. With fourty eager participants of all ages, The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and SAWC managed to create an adventurous day for our group of newcomer and immigrant women. The group departed for the farm at 9 AM on a yellow school bus rental. The ride itself was fun-filled

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