High River United Church of High River, Alberta


Ascent of Women by Sally Armstrong

Posted by on in Library & Book Reviews
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Print
  • Report this post

Subtitled: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother’s Daughter

While that statement may be true for all women, it is especially so for women living in patriarchal societies.  Bonnie (Hewson) and I keep a finger on the pulse of women’s emancipation by attending the annual fundraiser for Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, which is where I found this book.  Armstrong has long been known as a women’s rights activist.  In this book, she tells the stories of women and girls that are so moving, you don’t know whether to weep or shout for joy at their audacity.  We know about Malala Yousafzai but there are thousands, nay, millions like her. 

This is a book you need to read and celebrate.  Then next year, come with Bonnie and me to honour the brave women of Afghanistan. 


- Joy Duncan


Go to this link for more information about Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. 


Last modified on



Help Those Devastated by the Wildfires in Northern Alberta
Created On Wednesday, 24 May 2023
There are many options to offer monetary support (whichever one works for you, please be sure...
We Pray for Those Devastated and Evacuated due to Wildfires
Created On Tuesday, 16 May 2023
For those in the Midst of Wildfires: The Burnt Prayer, A Prayer of Lament, A Prayer in Burning...
We're Delighted to Welcome the LGBTQ+ Community
Created On Tuesday, 04 April 2023
It is with joy that High River United Church announces that we are open, public, intentional and...
Bearing Witness to the Findings at the Alberni Residential School
Created On Wednesday, 22 February 2023
Dear Community of High River, Please join the people of High River United Church today in a time...



123 MacLeod Trail S.W. High River, Alberta.

(403) 652-3168


Contact Us Page

Sign In or Register
Not Registered Yet?

If you have no website account, click the SIGNUP link below and then confirm your account through email.

Reset My password - Remind Me My username

Remember me