Our Health

Learning About Sex and Sexuality

By Sahita Pierre-Antoine, YWCA of Haiti  I must have been seven or eight years old when my mother sat me down for the “sex talk”. I started to develop breasts very early so I think it was her way of preparing me for the changes that would soon occur in […]

She Speaks – Mental Health

By Lillian Barkley, World YWCA Intern.  My friend, knowing I was planning on studying abroad, shared some advice from their semester abroad: just travel alone, wander around and get lost in different cities. As a woman who loves her alone time as much as travel, this sounded perfect. The only […]

The Horror of the Little Lioness

By Maureen Magak, YWCA of Kenya  One morning two little girls were compelled to tell their story maybe by something deep inside them that was curiously dying to know if all the women in the world had the same fate as theirs.The two girls who were at the tender ages […]

Sex Trafficking in Canada’s North

By: Dhivya Shastri, YWCA of Canada Working in Canada’s Arctic territory of Nunavut has shown me a side of my own country that I never really knew existed. I am not Inuit, but working here gives me the greatest gift I can receive: a perspective.