Canada’s Commitment to Equality: A Gender Analysis of the Last 10 Federal Budgets

Ce document est seulement disponible en anglais. In 1995, 188 countries, including Canada, adopted the Beijing Platform for Action, setting out a detailed plan for addressing women’s poverty, economic security and health. A decade later, the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action is asking: are women in Canada better off? In 1995, the Government of […]

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Canada Must Re-Invest in Women, Groups tell United Nations in Geneva

OTTAWA – Today in Geneva, women’s organizations and other social justice groups from Canada will report on Canada’s disappointing performance under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The United Nations Committee is due to review Canada’s compliance under this Convention in the coming week. FAFIA, a broad alliance of women’s organizations and […]

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Childcare is Key to Women’s Equality

Childcare is key to women’s equality. NAWL and FAFIA call on Prime Minister Harper to maintain and renew childcare funding agreements with the provinces. Honorable Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons Ottawa March 8 2006 Prime Minister Harper, The National Association of Women is writing to on International Women’s Day to urge […]

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CEDAW Review

Dear Friends, Canadian women’s organizations set the agenda for the review by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women of Canada’s 5th report. The national report, prepared by the Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA), and the B.C. report, prepared by the B.C. CEDAW Group, provided Committee members with a detailed […]

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Bringing Beijing + 5 Home to Canada: What Was the Beijing + 5 Process About?

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. Women in Canada and around the world worked hard to prepare for the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing China. For many women in Canada, the Conference and parallel NGO forum sparked interest in the United Nations system. That World Conference resulted in 189 UN […]

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