Menstruation Management

The onset of menstruation is an indicator of reproductive health and nature’s rite of passage from childhood to womanhood. It has a huge influence on a girl’s sense of identity and self-worth. However, in the developing world where adequate sanitation…
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AIDE INTERNATIONALE: La quête de l’eau

Chaque année, au printemps, le débordement des eaux cause ici de gros problèmes. Mais ces problèmes ont rarement des conséquences sur toute une vie, n’est-ce pas? Par contre, ailleurs, le manque persistant d’accès à l’eau sabote l’aide au développement international.…
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A different kind of gift for Christmas

It is said the Christmas shopping season starts in earnest right after American Thanksgiving. There are, however, two other dates that should put our Christmas shopping in perspective. Three days before Thanksgiving, World Toilet Day was reminding us that more…
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Sanitation issues are no joke

It was World Toilet Day on Nov. 19. Water, sanitation and hygiene issues should speak to all of us, but especially to MPs in the Trudeau government and those from the previous Harper administration. The Liberals are proud of their…
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Squeamishness no reason to ignore world aid for sanitation

Everybody poops; a universal human reality. But almost a billion people have no choice but to do so in the open, in fields and streets. Aside from the lack of dignity, this places women at risk of violence as they…
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Why does foreign aid ignore sanitation?

Everybody poops; a universal human reality. But almost a billion people have no choice but to do so in the open, in fields and streets. Aside from the lack of dignity, this places women at risk of violence as they…
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We need to talk about toilets

Everybody poops; a universal human reality. But almost a billion people have no choice but to do so in the open, in fields and streets. Aside from the lack of dignity, this places women at risk of violence as they…
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Canada lagging in humanitarian aid

A recent report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development shows that despite Trudeau’s rhetoric, Canadian aid to the world’s poor has fallen to the lowest in a generation. Many support this, believing we need to help our own…
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Let’s all get serious about this

Under many Christmas trees this year will be “Baby Alive” dolls which allow young girls to experience what it’s like to be a mother. Depending on the doll, they have to be fed, have their diapers changed, or be pottytrained.…
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Toilets save lives, people without them deserve our help

World Toilet Day was Nov. 19. The United Nations feels that proper sanitation is such an important issue it has dedicated a day to the subject. We get up in the morning and most of us do not give a…
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