VOICES for HOPE
ONE YEAR ON: YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
"Over the past 12 months, human rights violations against women and girls have mounted steadily. Despite initial promises that women would be allowed to exercise their rights within Sharia law—including the right to work and to study—the Taliban has systematically excluded women and girls from public life."
-- UN WOMEN
"Totalitarian rulers can take away many things from those they rule, but one thing they can never take away is the knowledge people have gained through education. Education is an irreversible investment. It's also the most powerful antidote there is to totalitarianism. And besides this, it's a basic human right."
-- DR. LAURYN OATES, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CANADIAN WOMEN FOR WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN, 2022
URGENT HELP IS NEEDED NOW
MORE THAN EVER.
SEEKING 2022 SPONSORS NOW!
WE THANK THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES FOR THEIR KIND SUPPORT IN 2021
Reaching out to our communities -- and getting the level of response we have -- is nothing less than inspiring. Thanks to these generous sponsors, who have given their support through financial contribution, the Voices for Hope concert and campaign can donate 100% of proceeds to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. Thank you.
STRIPPED WAX BAR
Based on our current and incomplete understanding, Voices for Hope respectfully acknowledges that we carry out our work on unceded Coast Salish homelands, including the lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We recognize our responsibilities to honour Indigenous peoples and lands, challenge colonial injustice, and uphold Indigenous rights. This acknowledgement represents only a small step in that work.
If you are interested in exploring the history of this land from an Indigenous perspective, check out Indigenous Canada, a free 12-module course offered by the University of Alberta.