Women's Equality

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    Tuesday, Mar 8 2016
    “We must open the doors and we must see to it they remain open, so that others can pass through.” — Rosemary Brown International Women’s Day (IWD) has its roots in women’s struggles for labour rights and universal suffrage: it originated in 1909 in honour of the previous year’s New York garment workers’ strike. Today, with women making up almost half of Canada’s workforce, and a new government who has identified gender parity and the advancement of women’s rights as...
  • Thursday, Jan 28 2016
    January 28, 201 6 (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) – Today the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions published a report which calls for a new approach to health human resources (HHR) planning in order to safeguard the quality of care for patients and families. Bridging the Generational Divide: Nurses United in Providing Quality Patient Care provides stark evidence of the effects of ‘boom to bust’ models of nursing, with health human resource planning changing with every shift in the political landscape...
  • Thursday, Mar 5 2015
    The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) celebrates women’s achievements this International Women’s Day, but supports labour and women’s movements call for action to address continuing barriers to equality. The CFNU joins the Canadian Labour Congress in calling for a national child care program to be implemented in Canada and for the election of a federal government that is committed to this program. Canada is long overdue for a national child care program. Forty-five years ago, in 1970, the Royal...
  • Tuesday, Nov 4 2014
    We are proud to share with you that today, alongside over 100 women’s organizations and their allies, we launched Up for Debate - a campaign calling on all federal political parties to make meaningful commitments to change women’s lives for the better, at home and around the world. Women in Canada have questions, Up for Debate challenges our leaders to answer them. Help build a Canada that works for women - support Up For Debate! When it comes time to...
  • Thursday, Mar 6 2014
    International Women’s Day is an occasion to reflect on the progress we have made toward achieving fairness, equality and justice for women in Canada and across the globe. It is a time to be inspired by the change we have achieved together, and to renew our resolve to continue to work hard on the unfinished business. The Canadian Labour Congress believes that we cannot end violence against women and girls without looking at the pressure that living with violence at...
  • Thursday, Mar 7 2013
    International Women’s Day Keep up the Momentum for Women’s Equality Let us build on the energy and inspiration created by powerful grassroots activism
  • Thursday, Feb 14 2013
    Today, on the planet, a billion women – one of every three women on the planet – will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION mothers, daughters, sisters, partners, and friends violated. V-Day REFUSES to stand by as more than a billion women experience violence. On February 14th, 2013, V-Day's 15th Anniversary, we are inviting one billion women and those who love them to walk out, DANCE, RISE UP, AND DEMAND an end to this violence. One...
  • Monday, Oct 15 2012
    October 18 is Persons Day, a day that commemorates a famous Canadian constitutional case that made women eligible to sit in the Canadian Senate. To celebrate this day Linda Silas, will be attending the first ever Women’s Forum des Femmes , a gathering of women activists who share in the collective fight for women’s rights and equality in Canada.


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