Arwen McKechnie


Arwen McKechnie is back in Ottawa and wondering when summer was cancelled and why no one told her before she left Tanzania. She is passionate about feminism, social justice, poverty relief and historical trivia. Also, farmers’ markets.

A Terrible Thing Happened in My City Yesterday

A terrible thing happened in Ottawa today and it doesn’t feel like it's ended yet. I live in the downtown area, and the wail ... [ more ]

A terrible thing happened in Ottawa today and it doesn’t feel like it's ended ... [ more ]

A terrible thing happened in Ottawa today and it doesn’t feel like it's ended yet. I live in the ... [ more ]

Uganda’s Homophobic Law Struck Down, But What’s Next?

Good news out of Kampala this week! Justices of the Constitutional Court of Uganda, in their infinite wisdom, have struck down the grotesquely homophobic ... [ more ]

Good news out of Kampala this week! Justices of the Constitutional Court of Uganda, ... [ more ]

Good news out of Kampala this week! Justices of the Constitutional Court of Uganda, in their infinite wisdom, have ... [ more ]

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“Canadian Model” Sex Work Legislation Hurts Most Vulnerable

The Conservative government has released their new proposed legislation on prostitution, and sadly, it is pretty much what you would expect. You can read ... [ more ]

The Conservative government has released their new proposed legislation on prostitution, and sadly, it ... [ more ]

The Conservative government has released their new proposed legislation on prostitution, and sadly, it is pretty much what you ... [ more ]

Why Our Response to Uganda’s Anti-Gay Laws Isn’t Working

by Arwen McKechnie So, as many of you may know, after five long years of advocacy and international pressure against it, the President of ... [ more ]

by Arwen McKechnie So, as many of you may know, after five long years ... [ more ]

by Arwen McKechnie So, as many of you may know, after five long years of advocacy and international pressure ... [ more ]

Tell the Government Your Views on the Future of Sex Work in Canada

by Arwen McKechnie More news on the Bedford decision! It’s been covered a couple times already here at Gender Focus, but if you missed the ... [ more ]

by Arwen McKechnie More news on the Bedford decision! It’s been covered a couple ... [ more ]

by Arwen McKechnie More news on the Bedford decision! It’s been covered a couple times already here at Gender Focus, ... [ more ]

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The Bedford Decision: Deconstructing the Debate Around Selling Sex

by Arwen McKechnie Good news! Or at least, interesting news for Canadian law and social policy. Just in time for Christmas, the Supreme Court ... [ more ]

by Arwen McKechnie Good news! Or at least, interesting news for Canadian law and ... [ more ]

by Arwen McKechnie Good news! Or at least, interesting news for Canadian law and social policy. Just in time ... [ more ]