Monthly Archives: May 2016

Montreal 6th grader sets the bar for supporting human rights

When three Canadian children heard about the challenging plight of refugee women and children at Heshima Kenya, they decided to take matters into their own hands. Left to right: Gabrielle, Age 11; Abaigael, Age 9; Noam Murray, Age 7. Inspired by the passion of their aunt Rosalind Raddatz, who serves as the Chair of Heshima […]

A Mother’s Day Story: Hawa and Fartun’s Journey

Hawa is a mother, artist, writer, leader and, perhaps most importantly, a survivor. Born on the Kenya-Somalia border in Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, Hawa’s life began in an extraordinary setting. In Dadaab, which literally means “the hard place on the rock,” impunity runs rampant and young women are exceptionally vulnerable to violence. Hawa […]