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Immigrant Women and the Challenge of Precarious Work
Dear Community Members, After an intensive needs assessment process and community forums, SAWRO women leaders and young women activists have
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SAWRO’s Annual General Meeting
Dear Community Members and Partners, South Asian Women’s Rights Organization will be conducting their Annual General Meeting on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Oakridge Community
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SAWRO SUMMER FESTIVAL on JULY 29!
You are invited to SAWRO’s annual Summer Festival Mela! This year we will be presenting to you a mosaic of
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9 hours ago

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A community response to the attack of worker's rights

Today members of the UNIFOR East Danforth Community Chapter gathered to share THE experience as workers and community members who have been marginalized in the Canadian society . Their experience as workers in low-income and precarious work settings made it clear that the community is exhausted from the uncertainties the future brings resulting from the lack of sustainable and secure employment, but also showed great resiliency.
EDCC members demonstrated the community's experience through a series of short skits, and discussed ways communities can come together to advocate for sustainable and equitable change.
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1 month ago

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Yesterday, December 6 marked the National Day of Remembrance and Action of Violence Against Women. On this day, we remember the 14 female students at L’ecole Polytechnique who lost their lives to a hateful murder in 1989 by a man who professed his anti-feminist views. Their names are Geneviève Bergeron, 21; Hélène Colgan, 23; Nathalie Croteau, 23; Barbara Daigneault, 22; Anne-Marie Edward, 21; Maud Haviernick, 29; Barbara Klucznik, 31; Maryse Laganière, 25; Maryse Leclair, 23; Anne-Marie Lemay, 22; Sonia Pelletier, 23; Michèle Richard, 21; Anne St-Arneault, 23; and Annie Turcotte, 21.

Almost 30 years later and the issue of VAW and gender-based violence is still rooted in our society and is made possible as a result of the structures that increases the vulnerability of women, especially marginalized and racialized women. A simple glance at current political arena and the trajectory of policy reforms tells us that our needs are not and will not be addressed. However the fight is not only a legal/judicial/policy one, it is one that must be fought within our communities. The community’s people’s strengths lies in our solidarity to address all aspects of gender-based violence, including anti-poverty and labour-related struggles, with the goal to create a safe an empowering space for all women and those who have been oppressed for their sexuality.
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2 months ago

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Hiring Opportunity!!!
Dear Community Members,

One of our reputed employers is urgently hiring people (men and women) to work in TTC customer services, Food and Cosmetics industries in Scarborough.

If you are interested in obtaining one of these positions, immediately contact SAWRO Office at the contact information below. The positions will be filled in quickly, so please contact us as soon as possible. SAWRO will also help you to build your resume and/or with interview preparation.

South Asian Women’s Rights Organization (SAWRO)
108-10 Teesdale Place
Scarborough, ON M1L 1K9
416.686.0701 , 647.857.9153
sawro.office@gmail.com
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