Women's Issues

August 17, 2015

The Committee has called on Canada to take immediate, coordinated action on the murders and disappearance of Aboriginal women and girls. 

July 15, 2015

Study ranks Canada’s 25 largest metropolitan areas based on a comparison of how men and women are faring in five areas: economic security, leadership, health, personal security, and education.

June 18, 2015

Harper should declare that the federal government, and all its institutions, has zero tolerance for sexist or abusive behaviour. Full stop.

June 4, 2015

“We want women to know that they are not alone, that help is available 24-hours a day,” said Lise Martin, Executive Director of the Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses.

June 1, 2015

"This resource will provide women who are leaving violent relationships with quick access to the services they need to leave safely." — Brenda Hildahl, Chair of NUPGE's Advisory Committee on Women's Issues

May 8, 2015

This Mother’s Day the Alliance for Women’s Rights wants to engage moms in a conversation about issues that matter to them.

April 30, 2015

There simply are not enough resources to meet the demand for services. - Lise Martin, Executive Director

March 10, 2015

“Politicians should recognize that working families face a crisis in accessing quality, affordable child care," says BCGEU President Stephanie Smith, who began her career as an Early Childhood Educator. "This polling shows that it’s time for political leaders to commit to a universal, accessible and publicly funded child care system."

March 9, 2015

"Despite the seriousness of the situation, the Canadian State has not sufficiently implemented measures to ensure that cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women are effectively investigated and prosecuted,” said CEDAW members Niklas Bruun and Barbara Bailey.

March 8, 2015

“The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘Make it Happen,’” says NUPGE National President James Clancy. “With a federal election just months away, Canadians have a unique opportunity to do just that.”