This past weekend Jess, my daughter, and I attended a concert featuring a popular local female band, Broadband. This was Broadbandâ€™s 15th annual benefit concert to raise money for Womenâ€™s Place in St. Catharines and to celebrate International Womenâ€™s Day.
Womenâ€™s Place is a charity providing housing, safety and support for abused women and their children. The shelter is actually moving soon to a fantastic new location in a former elementary school.
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The future home of Women’s Place, St. Catharines.
Today I received an email from Amnesty International. I thought I would pass along the information. You can quiz yourself on womenâ€™s rights around the world, by taking the quiz here: http://www.amnesty.ca/quiz/seeithearit/seeithearit.htm By the way, entrants can also win prizes.
Canadians are urged to send e-postcards to Canadaâ€™s Minister of Foreign Affairs urging him to use part of the $300 million dollars Canada is sending to Afghanistan, to protect the rights of women as well as men. You can participate, and send an e-postcard to Foreign Minister, Peter MacKay, by clicking the link here: