At the age of only 15, Malala Yousafzai has become known to the world as a symbol of perseverance and undefeated courage. But Malala’s efforts have made her the latest victim in a violent reprisal by Taliban militants who shot the young girl.
On Wednesday, November 21, 2012 the NATO Council of Canada proudly hosted its first roundtable on gender relations in the Canadian Forces and the initiatives of our military institutions to integrate women into its domestic and international defence policies.
Part II of the “Try it Before You Buy it” analysis highlights the pervasiveness of sexual abuse within the Australian Defence Force. The myriad of sexual assault within the institution reveals the embedded culture of sexism and discrimination.
The Australian Defence Force’s implementation of a temporary recruitment policy targeting women raises important questions about the long-term adjustments needed to improve the treatment of female members.
Following several trade missions to China and emphatic discussion of increasing investment opportunities, it appears that Canada and the Asian superpower have finally struck a deal.
China has once again fueled the regional fire that has characterized its relations with neighbouring states for the last several decades.