[Canada] A national inquiry would empower First Nation women

[Canada] A national inquiry would empower First Nation women

Joseph  Quesnel Aand Steve Lafleur – Globe and Mail – Wednesday, 17 September 2014 Two recent deaths in Manitoba have once again pushed the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women into the political sphere. The government, up to now, has treated the issue as a matter of law enforcement. However, there are deeper issues and […]

[Canada] Sisters' Day Out on Tuesday

[Canada] Sisters' Day Out on Tuesday

Northern Times – Friday, 21 February 2014 MALLEE District Aboriginal Services and the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria have teamed together to bring a Sisters Day Out® Workshop to the Aboriginal women in the Swan Hill region. The Sisters Day Out workshop is a day that celebrates Aboriginal culture and brings Aboriginal […]

The Right to Self-Determination and the Charter of Values

The Right to Self-Determination and the Charter of Values

Michael Wrobel – The Link – Thursday, 06 February 2014 (originally published 04 Feb) Quebec feminists and other progressive forces are currently confronted with an “important philosophical dilemma” in the debate surrounding the wearing of religious symbols, says self-described Muslim feminist and social justice activist Leila Bdeir. A founding member of the Collective des féministes […]

Women’s shelter for new Canadians presses for stable funding

Women’s shelter for new Canadians presses for stable funding

CBC News – Wednesday, 14  August 2013 (originally published  12 Aug) An Edmonton shelter that helps refugee and immigrant women escape violent situations is worried about its future if it can’t find more stable sources of funding. The program known as WIN III is operated by the Edmonton Women’s Shelter, which runs two other shelters […]

What a young Canadian heard when Malala spoke

What a young Canadian heard when Malala spoke

Nation – Wednesday, 17 July 2013 (originally published 16 Jul) JAXSON KHAN  –  On July 12, 2013, youth took over the United Nations. Hundreds came to hear Malala Yousafzai – the Pakistani girl who was shot on a school bus last year by the Taliban for standing up for her and other girls’ right to […]

Student seeks native women firsts

Student seeks native women firsts

Michael-Allan Marion – Brantford Expositor Canada – Monday, 04 March 2013 (originally published 27 Feb) A Laurier Brantford student is issuing a Canada-wide appeal to find indigenous women who were first in their fields. With International Women’s Day on March 8, Sally Simpson, 48, said it is important to showcase the milestones of indigenous women. […]

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