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Women's Issues

April 16, 2020

“On behalf of NUPGE, thank you to our members in the child care field, who are doing critical work during these difficult times. We see you and we are grateful for your service.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

April 9, 2020

The proportion of Canadians who are “very worried” (32%) about losing their income is higher among women (36%).

March 31, 2020

Now is the time for genuine action and follow-through, not simply rhetoric.

March 19, 2020

In this time of high stress and growing uncertainty, and as people are spending more time in their homes, the risk of domestic violence is high. Employers and governments must ensure the proper protections and additional resources are in place to support victims and survivors of domestic violence.

March 4, 2020

As we celebrate International Women's Day (IWD), it is important to acknowledge that we still have much work to do. But today, we also take the time to celebrate the gains that have been made.

February 3, 2020

Women and marginalized communities are more likely to experience negative effects of environmental and climate change and to face barriers in adapting.

February 3, 2020

A backgrounder on the gendered impacts of environmental and climate change, and women's contributions to sustainability.

January 28, 2020

The ruling signals an important step forward in ending the genocide against the Rohingya people.

January 23, 2020

Despite legislation that would say otherwise, the fight for gender equality is not over in Canada.

January 22, 2020

A publication on women workers in our Diversity and Inclusion in Our Unions series.