6 HERSTREET PAVES WAY
By Jane Shulman
7 UGANDAN MOTHERS HELPED BY CANADIAN DOC
by Melanie Cummings
8 CAMPAIGN UPDATES
12 THE WAR AGAINST WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN
by Lauryn Oates
13 ROLLER DERBY MAKES COMEBACK
16 RADICAL ROOTS
The movement to protect Canada’s boreal forest has a
special place in the hearts of women. In fact, women
feature prominently among Canada’s forest experts.
by Cindy Filipenko
20 HOMELAND. SECURITY.
As the writer discovers, homeland isn’t always where
one finds security, just as the pursuit of identity has
little to do with the confines of geographic borders.
by Maya Khankhoje
26 MONUMENTAL WOMEN
Does Canada do enough to honour its foremothers?
by Noreen Shanahan
32 CROSSING COMMUNITIES
Professional artists team up with women in jail, at-risk
youth and others to inspire change.
by Leah Sandals
36 GULP FICTION
Girl fiction—that is, young adult fiction for the female
market—has become edgier in recent years. The author
ponders the pros and con(tradiction)s of mainstreaming
by Tara-Michelle Ziniuk
53 CIRCLE OF VIOLENCE
The legacy of violence against women in South Africa
is the theme of Rozena Maart’s book.
by Irene D’Souza