Rosemary GanleyEducator - Journalist - Activist
Rosemary's Story :
I am a lifelong feminist activist and writer, who attended the Fourth UN Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995.
I lived in Jamaica and Tanzania for six years and with my husband John founded the development agency “Jamaican Self Help” in 1980. I later published a book on this experience: “Jamaica Journal: the Story of a Grassroots Canadian Aid Organization’.
I gave the Margaret Laurence Lecture at Trent on feminist theologies in 2011, and now write a weekly column for the Peterborough Examiner. My newest book “Positive Community” is a collection of 104 of these columns.
I was assistant editor of the independent newspaper Catholic New Times in Toronto 2001-2006. My writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto STAR, the Peterborough Examiner, the Green Teacher and Conscience magazine.
Recently (2018) I was invited by Prime Minister Trudeau to serve on the 19-person Gender Equality Advisory Council to the G7 meeting in Quebec in June.
I have three sons and eight grandchildren. I have been inducted in to the Peterborough Pathway of Fame.