When it comes to gender equality, Canada has unfinished business: Study

At current pace it will take 164 years to close the economic gender gap alone in Canada. OTTAWA—Canada’s progress towards gender equality has been uneven, and despite some positive steps there is significant unfinished business, according to a new report released today by a network of gender equality groups and the Canadian Centre for Policy […]

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Recommendations from the NAWL consultation on VAW law reform in Canada to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women

The visit of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences (SR VAW) presented an important opportunity for the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) to convene consultations with other national feminist and equality seeking groups to focus on the potential for feminist engagement in VAW law reform […]

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Open Letter Urges Prime Minister to Make Good on His Commitment to the Right to Housing

Une Lettre Ouvert Presse le Primier Ministre de Respecter Son Engagement Envers le Droit de Logement Today in Ottawa, advocates released an open letter urging the Prime Minister to make good on his commitment to the right to housing by enshrining that right in upcoming National Housing Strategy legislation. The letter has been signed by […]

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Joint Statement on Canada’s Support for Women Human Rights Defenders in Saudi Arabia

Malheureusement, cet editorial n’est pas disponible en français. OTTAWA—The undersigned organizations express our support to Canada for its recent position on the detention of women human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia. We join Canada in urging Saudi Arabia to release women’s rights activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sada, and commend Minister Freeland for her uncompromising […]

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NAWL calls on Mr. Harper to respect International Law on Social and Economic Rights

L’ANFD invite M. Harper à respecter le droit international sur les droits sociaux et économiques In 1976 Canada ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Yet, despite having ratified this Covenant 30 years ago, little progress has been achieved for the most vulnerable groups in Canadian society. En 1976, le Canada a […]

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Submission to the International Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Women and the Social Deficit

Mémoire de l’ANFD au Comité international sur les droits sociaux, économiques et culturels : Les femmes et le déficit social This presentation seeks to bring to the attention of the Committee the impact on Canadian women of Canada’s failure to realise the social economic rights guaranteed by the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural […]

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