Aruna Papp Interview

Media Appearances, Immigration, Aruna Papp

Reprinted from Dialogue. Interview by Juanita Julliet Singh On March 9, 2013, Aruna Papp established a record. She became the first Adventist Indo-Canadian woman to represent Canada as a delegate to the United Nations Conference on Global Violence Against Women. For Papp, it was a long …

Picking doctors by colour

Commentary, Immigration, Aruna Papp

In a recent position statement, the Canadian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists argued that immigrant patients’ expressed wishes to be treated by a doctor of their own sex, race, culture or religion — reportedly a common phenomenon — should not …

The Advocate

Media Appearances, Immigration, Aruna Papp

Originally printed on ucobserver.org Aruna Papp grew up amid honour-based violence in India. Today she’s a world-recognized champion for vulnerable girls and women everywhere. Pin-drop silence. That was the atmosphere on a sleepy summer Sunday when Aruna Papp, a lay …

Change the Culture of Rape

Commentary, Poverty, Aruna Papp

The recent protests in India are very different from those of a generation ago, in the 1960s-70s, when protesters, mostly from the slums, shouted ‘Roti, Kapra and Makan’, which means “Bread, clothes and housing”. Today, India is an economic giant …

Calling Out Honour-Based Violence

Commentary, Immigration, Aruna Papp

Today (Sunday, Nov. 25), is United Nations International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women. Creating awareness of the global epidemic of violence against women is crucial. But by taking an international perspective on the problem, as the UN has done, …

Aruna Papp, MA, ADR, MEd.

Media Appearances, Poverty, Aruna Papp

Frontier Centre: I would like you to tell us a little bit about what is ‘Honour-based violence’? Aruna Papp: Honour based violence is a crime committed in the name of protecting or defending family honour. It is usually committed by …