Sunday, November 27, 2011

Joint Event with McGill a Success!

The October 27th meeting was a landmark event for WINGS due to a record number of attendees, a high profile speaker and a chance to work with another great institute. We raised close to $2000.00 for the India Rescue Foundation through Child Care International. Marion Saint Picq gave an informative presentation about the important work that the foundation does. We were especially pleased to see so many young women interested in the presentation. Judy Norsigian's talk was informative and looked at an aspect of the problem of violence against women that is often omitted - the role of men and the most recent fight they have taken up in support of women.

Special thank to IGSF - the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies of McGill university for all their work on this event!

Thank-you to all the participants for their generous donations.

Friday, August 26, 2011

October 27th Join Event with McGill University

The Women of WINGS are joining together with The institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies of McGill University to organize a lecture given by Judy Norsigian, executive Director of "Our Bodies Ourselves". Judy will talk about "Preventing Violence in Women's Lives: Curbing Sex Trafficking and Other Attacks on Women's Health and Well-Being".

All funds raised will go to the India Rescue Foundation which rescues girls from brothels in Mumbai.

Don't Miss It!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Event On Fistulas May 12th, 2011

“Walking Back to Happiness: The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital

Our next event will address fistulas-a devastating complication of pregnancy and rape-too common in developing countries. We are excited to welcome Dr. Joyce Pickering Associate Dean Medical Education and Student Affairs, Faculty of Medicine Mcgill University, previously Director of the International Health Office Mcgill (2002-2003) and past Director of the Ethiopia Mcgill Community Health Project (1988-1992).

All funds raised from this meeting will be donated to the Canadian Network for International Surgery, an organization that promotes the delivery of essential surgical and obstetric care to the underprivileged in Africa.

In recognition of Mother’s Day we are also asking for beauty/hygiene supplies or sweet treats to be donated to Chez Doris-a wonderful women’s shelter which serves women and children in crisis in Montreal. Hopefully we can sweeten the lives of mothers and let them know they are not forgotten!



Monday, February 14, 2011

News From Robin Mednick Of Pencils for kids:

Day two, February 14th, 2011
It is 10pm Niger time and I am reflecting on our long but very productive day in Libore! Up early to visit the Scholarship girls in the CES school, the girls who are in the seconde, premiere and terminal level of school, just prior to going to university if they make it.

Monday, November 22, 2010

News on AIPE - Orgranization that Fights Child Slavery

Two reasons for celebrations at CCI !

On November, 20th, the International Community (IC)

will celebrate the 21th anniversary of the Convention

on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Today, CCI is a finalist for

the YMCA Peace Medal 2010 on behalf of Devi,

Dhanna, Apiyamma, Ammorru, Laïla, Pydiraju, Yerrama

and about a hundred of children.

More info:


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Our Wings Collaborative Cookbook is ready for download!!!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Oct 26th Meeting for Pencils For Kids

On October 26th we were lucky to welcome Robin Mednick the founder and director of Pencils For Kids. Their Vision is to make a difference in the world by providing every child the opportunity for an education. Their Mission is to partner with communities to create sustainable educational programs, resources and infrastructure. Robin was an engaging and inspirational speaker who made our evening an incredible success. We have raised about $1700.00 for Pencils for Kids so far. This will pay for 3 girls scholarships in Laboria Niger.
Congratulations to all our participants!