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Women's Issues

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.

June 2, 2011

"Post-2011 election is a good time to keep in mind our tradition of solidarity, and to build on it in new ways," - Martha Friendly, Executive Director CRRU

May 17, 2011

The proportion of Aboriginal women who reported spousal violence was about two and a half times higher than the proportion of non-Aboriginal women.

April 13, 2011

A recent report coordinated by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) highlights the sharp decrease in support for women’s issues under the Harper government.