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Contribute to Fredericton’s donation to RAWA

*On Saturday, March 20, people in Fredericton gathered together to support the rights, education, health and empowerment of women in Afghanistan by holding a benefit variety show for the Revolutionary Association of Women in Afghanistan (RAWA). Donations to RAWA can be made to the Fredericton Peace Coalition (contact: info [at] frederictonpeace [dot] org) before April [...]

Support for Afghan women

The Brunswickan: Citizens from across Fredericton will come together on March 20 in the SUB Ballroom to support women across the ocean. Read more…

Afghan women’s group to take centre stage in Fredericton

Fredericton – On Saturday, March 20, people in Fredericton will gather together to support the rights, education, health and empowerment of women in Afghanistan. Fredericton’s Fourth Annual Benefit Variety Show for the Revolutionary Association of Women in Afghanistan (RAWA) will occur at 7:00pm at the Student Union Building Ballroom at UNB Fredericton. RAWA was established [...]

Emancipation of Afghan women not attainable as long as the occupation, Taliban and “National Front” criminals are not sacked!

RAWA’s International Women’s Day 2010 Statement Today, on the 8th of March, Afghan women are mourning for the gang-rape of Bashiras and Saimas, for being flogged by most lowed elements, for being auctioned in open market and for their young daughters who put an end to their miserable lives by self-immolation. But the perpetrators of [...]

International Women’s Day Potluck

Celebrate International Women’s Day a day early on Sunday, March 7th with a potluck and updates from different groups in the city working on women’s issues. The potluck will be held at Renaissance College at 811 Charlotte St. in Fredericton. The potluck will start at 12:00pm and end at 3:00pm. Updates will begin at 1:00pm. [...]

Two Afghan women are publicly flogged by local warlord in Ghor

The women fled their houses due to violence and beating by husbands, but were arrested by police and returned

Killer’s Paradise – Film screening about femicide in Guatemala at the UNB Law School – Thursday, Jan 21 at 7pm

The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network and the NB Public Interest Research Group present the film Killer’s Paradise about the ongoing femicide in Guatemala on Thursday, Jan 21 at 7pm at the UNB Law School – Ludlow Hall, Room 2A/2B. Enjoy a cup of fair trade Breaking the Silence coffee and talk about solidarity efforts [...]

Fredericton sends donation to RAWA

The Fredericton Peace Coalition is happy to report that the final total raised at the Andrea Gibson show for the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) is $1800. In 2009, groups in Fredericton raised almost $5000 for RAWA. Thank you to all the organizations who contributed money, time, resources and volunteers to making [...]

December Vigils in Fredericton this Thursday, Dec 3

Vigil to mark Montreal Massacre in Fredericton – Dec 3 – 7:00pm The University Women’s Centre will be hosting a memorial service for the Montreal Massacre on December 3rd at 7:00pm in the UNB Blueroom at the Student Union Building. We will have a candle lighting vigil, some poem reading, and guest speakers from the [...]

Andrea Gibson performing for RAWA in Fredericton