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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZxcxeRg1es 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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Indo-Canadian couples choosing sons over daughters

Listen to our very own Kripa Sekhar discuss the complexities regarding sex selection in the Indo-Canadian community. “A new study suggests the practice of sex selection with a preference for boys in the Indo-Canadian community. In a country where abortion is legal, how can those who believe in the right to choose confront those who use sex selection to abort females? ” http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-april-13-2016-1.3533281/indo-canadian-couples-choosing-sons-over-daughters-study-1.3533292


Early in May, census packages will be delivered to households across Canada, providing residents with the information they need to complete their questionnaire online or on paper. Completed questionnaires will provide valuable information that will be used by all levels of government to make decisions about your neighbourhood and community. Information obtained through the census is needed to plan services such as child care,

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Census-Toolkit_Recensement-Trousse_2016 The census is one of the most important sources of statistics for Canada! Census information is important for all communities and is vital for planning service such as schools, daycare, housing, police services, fire protection, roads, public transit, and skills training for employment. Your efforts to help us promote the benefits of the census will increase the reach of key messages channeled through a variety of media outlets, including television, radio,

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Third Annual YOGATHON!!! WAYS and SAWC

http://www.weareyoursisters.com/events SAWC is in partnership with We Are Your Sisters for the 3rd Annual Yogathon this year! Given the recent murder cases within the South Asian Community in the Ottawa and Toronto region, it has become increasingly apparent that more support is needed in the Ontario region to rescue South Asian Women who are caught in violent relationships. A portion of the funds raised

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