What is Co-op? – Saeed Naderi

The purpose of a cooperative is to realize the economic, cultural and social needs of the organization’s members and its surrounding community. Cooperatives often have a strong commitment to their community and a focus on strengthening the community they exist in or serve. Read more….

Stop victim-blaming and find a better way to respondShiza Shahid

Violence against girls and women is an international emergency. Many videos have been shown all over the media of women and little girls being harassed by men. Without a second thought or even listening to the victim’s story the immediate reaction is to blame the victim and somehow name it as their “fault”. Why did she dress like that? Why was she out so late? Why was she asking for “it”? These are all common questions that victims have to hear. Read more….

Mental Well-being of Women in Home-based BusinessesCharlotte Townsend

In recent years, the number of women who are starting and running their own business is on an upward trend which is impacted by family, social, political, and cultural contexts1. Studies have shown that women have disproportionately higher participation in caregiving, childcare,, and unpaid household work. Read more…

The History of 2SLGBTQ+  – Fatima Rizwan

The acronym “2SLGBTQ” stands for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning). The plus sign represents other sexual identities, such as pansexual or asexual. Many years ago, the 2SLGBTQ+ group was greatly looked down upon Read more…..

Gig EconomySyntyche Mutombo

Taken a ride with Uber, had your dinner delivered by Door Dash, or sold something on Etsy? If you have, you are a participant in the gig economy. The gig economy is a free-market system where organizations and independent workers engage in short-term work arrangements. Read more…

How to be self-employedCollective Interchange

Being your own boss, setting your own hours, and making your own rules are some of the perks of being self-employed. However, self-employment isn’t without its challenges. 

Let’s discuss how to be self-employed.

Social Determinants of Mental Health in Immigrant Women Amina Rizwan 

A deeper dive into how immigration and other social factors contribute to declining in mental health in immigrant women. Read more….

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