Items of interest from around the Circumpolar region.
Sunday, 29 May 2011
Qimaavaik (Inkitut for "A Place to Run To") Iqaluit Nunavut
When we think of the Arctic, we often think of global warming. But a deeper, darker issue plagues the region. In the northern Canadian town of Iqaluit, women are eight times more likely to be victims of domestic violence. See how brave Arctic women are supporting each other at Qimaavaik (Inkitut for "A Place to Run To"), a safe haven for abused women and children. Through peer support and counseling, they are building self-esteem and healing wounded spirits.