March for Women’s Equality December 2006

Harper’s Conservatives want women to stay home and be quiet. Our response to the Conservatives? We Refuse! On Sunday, December 10, NAWL rallied and marched for women’s rights, equality, and access to government and the courts in response to the Conservatives cuts to provincial child care and refusal to introduce proactive pay equity.

Despite expert recommendations, the Conservatives:

  • cancelled the provincial federal child care agreements which would have provided much-needed quality child care,
  • refused to introduce proactive pay equity
  • cancelled the Court Challenges Program so women can’t fight discrimination
  • cut Status of Women’s budget by 40% and eliminated funding to women’s groups who advocate for equality.

Women will not go quietly back to the kitchen!

Sunday, December 10, 2006
1:30 pm
Supreme Court of Canada
301 Wellington Street, Ottawa

Rally sponsored by:

  • Alliance des femmes de la francophonie canadienne
  • Canadian Council of Muslim Women
  • Canadian Federation of University Women
  • Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action
  • Canadian Labour Congress
  • Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
  • Canadian Women’s Community Economic Development Council
  • Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada
  • Fédération des femmes du Québec
  • National Association of Women and the Law
  • National Council of Women of Canada
  • Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses
  • Regroupement provincial des maisons d’hébergement et de transition pour femmes victimes de violence conjugale
  • YWCA Canada