[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 vows improved investigations for missing and murdered indigenous women

Canada vows improved investigations for missing and murdered indigenous women

Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Improve It (WNN/TRF) Ottawa, CANADA,NORTHERN AMERICA: Canadian police said Friday new research into a high number of murdered and missing aboriginal women would lead to more resources being dedicated toward high-risk native communities and would improve investigations of missing persons cases. The report by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) […]

[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 […]

India’s Period Problem

India’s Period Problem

 Isha Singh Sawhney – Wall Street Journal – Wednesday, 09 October 2013 (originally published 04 Oct) Don’t enter the kitchen. Don’t touch the pickles. Don’t bake cakes. Don’t come in contact with men. Don’t swim. Don’t wash your hair. Don’t go into a  wine cellar. These are some of the strictures still in place for […]

Native Women Rising: Ending Violence and Healing Through Digital Storytelling

Native Women Rising: Ending Violence and Healing Through Digital Storytelling

Alysa Landry – Indian Country – Tuesday, 01 October 2013 (originally published 30 Sept) Only four out of 100 residents of Montana’s Blackfeet Nation feel safe, according to Wendy Bremner, a victim’s specialist for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Children on this 3,000-square-mile reservation near the United States-Canada border experience adverse events at more than […]

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 […]

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