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Les EssentiElles

Celebrating progress

In September, we “Take Back the Night” by taking to the streets reminding our community that self-identified women deserve to be safe on the street, out at parties with our friends, on dates and in cab rides home. And we Walk...

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Change is happening

This year’s 16 Days of Action to End Gender-Based Violence was packed with some powerful events. The kick off at Epic Pizza featured the local talents of Emily Ross and the Ukes of Hazard.Following the kick off there were a...

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Teaching kids about respect

As part of this year’s 16 Days to End Gender-based Violence campaign, former BC Lions player and 2011 Grey Cup Champion, J.R. LaRose will be returning to the Yukon. LaRose will be visiting on behalf of the Be More Than A...

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Growth of a movement

It’s that time of year again when the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre and Les EssentiElles team up with a number of community groups to deliver a series events in our community that promise to encourage dialogue, to take action...

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Challenging Our ideas

When I meet someone new, I am used to being asked what I do for a living. The answer to that question inevitably leads to deeper discussions about the issue of violence against women.A few months ago I had conversation that sat...

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Thank You, Grandma

Trekking around the vast wilderness behind my grandparents home, I remember my grandma taking me through the wilderness teaching me about traditional medicines. I loved learning what the medicines could be used for, when to use...

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