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Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW)

How to get a guy in the 1800’s

CHW would like to share this video, brought to us by Vanity Fair. It features actress Kate Beckinsale reading Victorian dating advice.

The dating advice you hear illustrates the immense strides that we have made from the 19th century to today. While women today enjoy many more personal and social freedoms, the reality is that they continue to face many barriers in our society.

Today, we see ongoing dialogue in the media relating to unequal pay in the workplace, sexual harassment, discrimination, and the list goes on.

For these reasons, CHW has been a leader in advocating for women’s rights and advancing the position of women in society. CHW aims to touch the lives of women who are living with domestic violence, single mothers, girls-at-risk, and women from all echelons of society in need of support and empowerment.

CHW’s support has touched many lives; one such woman is Gili. Gili was in an abusive marriage and fled to a WIZO Shelter with her son. The shelter supported Gili and her little boy. After a few months, once Gili became more stable, the counselors at the shelter encouraged Gili to enroll in the Unlimited Potential Program (UPP.) This program helped Gili learn the pertinent skills to find work after leaving the shelter; enabling her to support her family independently. Gili shares, “I used to not sleep at night worrying about how I will feed my son. But I no longer have these concerns. I sleep soundly knowing that I am providing for my family. This program saved my life and my son’s life.”

To learn more about UPP and the incredible work being done by CHW, visit: http://www.chw.ca/women/