Harper should declare that the federal government, and all its institutions, has zero tolerance for sexist or abusive behaviour. Full stop.
“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.
"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
This Mother’s Day the Alliance for Women’s Rights wants to engage moms in a conversation about issues that matter to them.
There simply are not enough resources to meet the demand for services. - Lise Martin, Executive Director
“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."
"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.
“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.”
“Has the Ontario government made a policy decision behind-the-scenes to close birthing and women’s health services in small and even medium-sized towns everywhere?”, asked Natalie Mehra, Executive Director of the Ontario Health Coalition.
Changes in Alberta's tax regime have actually increased taxes on lower-income Albertans, with the province's women hit hardest.