NEW! Restorative Justice Podcast

Far too many women are caught in the web of violence. We want to end the reality of women being abused by their partners, and we want women and children to live without the fear of being sexually assaulted or abused. Restore: Ending Violence Against Women is a free online resource is designed to provide helpful information… Read more »

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10, Human Rights Day. It was initiated in 1991 by the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute, held by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL)… Read more »

Domestic Violence: FLC Prayer Concern for December 2019

December 6th, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women (Canada) Home should be a sanctuary; a place to rest and be restored. (Read Proverbs 17:1, 24:3-4.) Yet, for many women, home is a place of fear and abuse. In Canada and many other countries, domestic violence has consistently been reported as one… Read more »

Creative Ideas for World Day of Prayer 2020

The theme of WDP 2020 is “Rise! Take your mat and walk”. Looking for a way to present the message in a creative way? Here are some ideas to help you start planning. The three key DNA aspects of any World Day of Prayer event include: prayer for the women of Zimbabwe (host writing country),… Read more »

WICC AGM Highlights – November 2, 2019

The WICC fall AGM was held via ZOOM on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10 am (EST). Here are some highlights from Diane Dwarka and her President’s report: “As we reflect on the past year, we will note that we have accomplished much as a women’s organization. We experienced the joyous spirit of celebrating 100… Read more »

Kijiji Cha Upendo (Village of Love) Visits WICC

Kijiji Cha Upendo (Village of Love) is a grassroots organization in the slum community of Kibera, Kenya, that enhances the efforts of orphan caregivers to provide material support for their children and keep them in school. The Village of Love orphan care model offers an alternative to orphanages by providing community support to adopt children… Read more »

Zimbabwe Beadwork

Beads are among the most intriguing and important symbols in African culture, past and present. The materials used in making beads/beadwork are of the largest variety from naturally occurring sources such as bone, stone and wood to glass. The colours and sizes, the significance of the materials chosen, the placement of beads (on the body, clothing… Read more »

Zimbabwean Chakalaka Recipe

Zimbabwean Chakalaka Traditional Recipe (meatless stew) Ingredients:   1 large white or yellow onion, peeled and chopped fine   1 green sweet bell pepper, cored, seeded, and rough chopped   1 yellow or orange or red sweet bell pepper, cored, seeded, and rough chopped   2 tsp. barbecue spice   2 tsp. piri piri spice… Read more »

My WICC Board Story – by Cathy Reid

I live in London, Ontario, and my link with World Day of Prayer started when I lived in Scotland.  Throughout this time, I loved the connections made through meeting and praying together on a theme set by a host country. Joining with women on the same day all over the world made me realize how… Read more »