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More than a women’s issue: unravelling the reality of male sexual abuse

By Kate Hawkins Carleton JHR Paul Leduc was about five years old when a close family friend and neighbour first sexually assaulted him...

March 26, 2014 with 0 Comments

Mental health care for youth in Canada is the ‘orphan’s orphan’

By Erica Howes JHR Carleton Julia Vance was a 19-year-old in her first year of study at Queen’s University first year  when she..

March 26, 2014 with 0 Comments

Safe injection: Saving lives or ignoring addiction?

By: ALISON SANDSTROM JHR Carleton The crumpled figure in the picture is face down on the tiled bathroom floor. His legs are curled..

January 14, 2014 with 1 Comment

Making ends meet: How Ottawa’s anti-poverty resources help those in need

By: Ellen Cottee JHR Carleton In the lounge of The Ottawa Mission, a shelter and resource centre for the homeless in downtown Ottawa, four..

December 18, 2013 with 0 Comments

Quebec Charter of Values: Why implementation could taint the province

By: BATOUL HREICHE JHR Carleton F.M., who wanted to remain anonymous, is a Muslim Canadian woman fearing for her future. She is a public..

November 25, 2013 with 0 Comments

Ottawa’s Filipino community awaits answers after typhoon

Radio Report By: KIRSTEN FENN JHR Carleton It’s been nearly a week since typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, but the extent of the..

November 19, 2013 with 0 Comments

Ottawans fight rape myths through annual SlutWalk

By: CAITLIN HART “There is no such thing as a slut. It’s a made up word to tell me I’m not allowed to feel good about my body, about..

September 30, 2013 with 0 Comments

Cyclists raise awareness of violence against women

“Violence is a symptom; it’s the culture that’s the issue,” said Alexander Waddling. It’s a culture that hardly – if ever –..

June 1, 2013 with 0 Comments

Obama renews promise to close Guantanamo as hunger strike continues

By: BROCK WILSON In a speech Thursday, President Barack Obama addressed the ongoing hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, calling on Congress to..

May 28, 2013 with 0 Comments

Students examine child welfare at Commonwealth forum

By: TARYN ASHDOWN Last week, students from across the country gathered in Ottawa at the 41st annual National Student Commonwealth Forum to..

May 14, 2013 with 0 Comments
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