Sydney conference tackles gender inequality

Cape Breton Post – Tuesday, 12 June 2012 (originally published 10 Jun)

Women view a poster
The issue of gender equity was the topic of discussion Friday in Sydney during a conference sponsored by the Nova Scotia Barristers Society. Reviewing a poster from the Mi’kmaw Legal Support Network are Sydney lawyer Candee McCarthy, left, co-chair... Image: Cape Breton Post

 SYDNEY — Sponsors of a one-day conference Friday in Sydney are hoping their discussions along with information gathered from other sources will result in better access to justice for women in Nova Scotia.

“This is really a community outreach effort to discuss issues surrounding access and develop responses and resources to deal with those issues,” said Sydney lawyer Candee McCarthy, co-chair of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society’s gender equity committee, which sponsored the event.

The event attracted some 60 participants from a cross-section of community groups and professions. McCarthy said one of the aims of the gathering is to create and strengthen support among community partners to ensure a better delivery of services to women . . .

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