The power of women
Posted on January 26, 2012 by raisetherates
I had the opportunity to meet with a very courageous and amazing group of women at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre today [January 18].
The centre provides services to homeless women who are struggling with addiction or trying to escape abuse. Many come here for the very basics of support such as food, shelter and showers, but can also find help if they are in need of emergency, relocation or bridge housing.
The group I met with today is called The Power of Women. I heard many troubling stories, similar to what was shared earlier today in the town hall meeting at Carnegie. This is a group of women that have a powerful voice, passion and deep commitment to fight for justice and equality for women. They are a real force.
Thank you to Harsha Walia for organizing the meeting and thank you to The Power of Women Group – I understand it was difficult for many of you to share some of the darkest times of your lives. I am very grateful to all of you for allowing me the opportunity to share in some of the challenges that you have faced. You are truly an amazing group of women!