The Ontario Human Rights Commission
Invites you to the launch of our new Policy on preventing discrimination because of gender identity and gender expression
Date: Monday, April 14, 2014 Time: 10 a.m. to 12 noon Place: The 519 Church Street Community Centre, Ballroom 519 Church Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9
People who are transgender, […]
This report from Dr. Sylvain Ehrenfeld, the IHEU and National Ethical Service Representative to the UNITED NATIONS (ECOSOC)
STATUS OF WOMEN UPDATE “According to a Chinese proverb, “women hold up half the sky”. Unfortunately, this fact is not reflected in the experience of many women.
Over the years some women have made much progress. However, […]
Lebanese march against domestic violence in rare non-partisan protest | Reuters.
(Reuters) – A few thousand protesters took to the streets of Beirut on Saturday to demand that politicians approve Lebanon’s first law against domestic violence in a non-partisan display rarely seen in Lebanon’s highly politicized climate.
Organizers harnessed popular outrage over the […]
A film Directed by Cara Mumford in 2012, featuring evalyn parry’s spoken word, “14 (for December 6).” A powerful statement, about the montreal engineers who were killed, and about violence against women. Evalyn performs all over the world, but lived in Toronto and Ottawa and went to university in Montreal. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Oliva Chow said […]
Harmful practices inflicted on women or girls can never be justified in the name of freedom of religion or belief
NEW YORK / GENEVA (31 October 2013) – United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, told the UN General Assembly that “harmful practices inflicted on women or girls can […]
Girls Are Dying From Unsafe Abortions, Why Won’t Canada Help? | Rathika Sitsabaiesan.
In the past three weeks, Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird made repeated statements committing Canada to address the issue of early and forced marriage. His announcements come just days before the release of the United Nations Populations Fund’s (UNFPA) 2013 State […]
Bank of Canada: Add women from Canadian history to Canadian bank notes.
Gail reminds us about this petition. If you didn’t sign it the first time, please consider doing so now.
When Mark Carney was governor of the Bank of Canada, the Bank decided to remove the images of the first notable Canadian women who […]
JUDY REBICKphoto courtesy David Smiley
The Humanist Association of Toronto invites you to “An Afternoon with Judy Rebick” Saturday, October 26, 2013, 1:30 – 3:00 pm OISE, 252 Bloor St. west, Room tbd
In honour of her powerful commitment to social justice and equity for all, the Humanist Association of Toronto (HAT) has named […]
Law Protecting Afghanistan Women Blocked By Conservatives.
Even small gains are being lost….
KABUL, Afghanistan — Conservative religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked legislation on Saturday aimed at strengthening provisions for women’s freedoms, arguing that parts of it violate Islamic principles and encourage disobedience.
The fierce opposition highlights how tenuous women’s rights remain a dozen years […]
IPS – Women’s Rights Still Denied in Latin America | Inter Press Service.
Inequality and injustice underlie day-to-day violence,” Gabriela Delgado, of the human rights programme at the state National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), told IPS. “The bottleneck for women’s struggles is the justice system. This means that structural changes are needed.”
Among the […]