"Canada has not lived up to its obligations under international human rights law to prevent, investigate and remedy violence against Aboriginal women and girls.”- Sharon McIvor of FAFIA.
More than 20 years after the tragic events in Montreal, violence against women continues to be a serious issue in Canada.
Focusing attention on the crisis of murdered and missing Aboriginal women.
Women march and rally to prevent further violence against aboriginal women and girls. UPDATED
Domestic workers are excluded from the right to join a union and bargain collectively in the provinces of Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick.
"Post-2011 election is a good time to keep in mind our tradition of solidarity, and to build on it in new ways," - Martha Friendly, Executive Director CRRU
The proportion of Aboriginal women who reported spousal violence was about two and a half times higher than the proportion of non-Aboriginal women.
A recent report coordinated by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) highlights the sharp decrease in support for women’s issues under the Harper government.
Report recommends investing 1% of GDP to early care and learning.
Ranks a dismal 17th in the material well-being of children among OECD countries.