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April 16, 2012

Sections 15 and 28 are part of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms because of the historic activism of Canadian women.

April 16, 2012

NUPGE’s ACWI members become Women 4 Change activists as part of the All Together Now! campaign on April 23-24, 2012.

March 8, 2012

Women in Canada and the U.S. have not been in this much danger for a generation.

Toronto (8 Mar. 2012) - Heather Mallick is a Canadian journalist and author who has been a guest speaker at several National Union Women's Conferences.  Below is her article posted in the Toronto Star on March 6, 2012:

Thursday is International Women’s Day. Women in Canada and the U.S. have not been in this much danger for a generation.

March 8, 2012

“When, because of traditions, social taboos or simple prejudice, half of the world’s population is prevented from making its contribution to the life of a nation, the economy will suffer.”

December 14, 2011

Provides fact based response to reports to the anecdotal attacks on the public sector from the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) and other conservative think tanks.

December 13, 2011

"Canada has not lived up to its obligations under international human rights law to prevent, investigate and remedy violence against Aboriginal women and girls.”- Sharon McIvor of FAFIA.

December 5, 2011

More than 20 years after the tragic events in Montreal, violence against women continues to be a serious issue in Canada.

September 27, 2011

Focusing attention on the crisis of murdered and missing Aboriginal women.

July 6, 2011

Women march and rally to prevent further violence against aboriginal women and girls. UPDATED

June 21, 2011

Domestic workers are excluded from the right to join a union and bargain collectively in the provinces of Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick.