[UK women] Ten times as vulnerable

[UK women] Ten times as vulnerable

Craig Gilbert – London Community News – Friday, 17 January 2014 (originally published 14 Jan) Susan MacPhail often reflects on a young aboriginal woman who once passed through the doors at My Sisters’ Place. The “stunningly beautiful young woman” who came to London from a reserve in another part of the province suffered from schizophrenia. […]

Transgender Woman Finds Acceptance In South Korea

Transgender Woman Finds Acceptance In South Korea

Michel Martin – NPR – Tuesday, 11 December 2012 When Andy Marra came out as a transgendered woman, she got lots of support from her adoptive American parents. She wanted to move forward with hormones or surgery, but not until she found her birth family in South Korea. She shared that journey in an essay […]

Rainy season threatens transitional housing in Sri Lanka

Rainy season threatens transitional housing in Sri Lanka

WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Kilinochchi, SRI LANKA: Standing outside her battle-scarred home in northern Sri Lanka, Thangeswary Karuppaiyah dreams of one day rebuilding it. “I hope it’s soon. That’s what we are waiting for,” said the 55-year-old grandmother. She has been living in a “transitional shelter” a few metres from her old home for the […]

Two (Washington) D.C. women’s shelters to merge

Two (Washington) D.C. women’s shelters to merge

Teresa Tomassoni – Washington Post – Thursday, 10 November 2011(originally published 01 Nov) By 2009, the message that operators of the N Street Village began hearing from its funders was clear: Find ways to do more with less. The organization, one of the District’s largest providers of services for homeless women, began looking for a […]