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Final MWCI report out, work continues on behalf of vulnerable women

December 4, 2014 VICTORIA – Meaningful investment, collaboration, violence-prevention work, improved policing practices and compensation to the children of the murdered and missing women are hallmarks of government action to date on over 75 per cent of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry (MWCI) recommendations. Progress on the 56 recommendations directed to the Province is […]

by aanationtalk on December 4, 2014768 Views

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December 6: National day of Remembrance and Action to end Violence against Women

December 3, 2014 This year marks the 25th anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre in Montreal, where 14 women were singled out and murdered because of their gender. A CUPE member who worked at the school was one of the murdered women. Over 50 per cent of Canadian women will experience an incident of violence […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 2014633 Views

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FAFIA launches Campaign of Solidarity with Aboriginal Women on December 1

Ottawa (1 Dec. 2014) – The Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA), in collaboration with the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), is officially launching their Campaign of Solidarity with Aboriginal Women today.  The campaign will raise public understanding across Canada about the crisis of murders and disappearances of Aboriginal women and girls. FAFIA […]

by aanationtalk on December 1, 2014600 Views

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NAN Urges Sioux Lookout Council to Reconsider Position on National Inquiry

November 27, 2014 THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler is urging Sioux Lookout municipal council to reconsider its position after defeating a motion calling for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women. “We are very disappointed that council is not supporting the growing call for a national inquiry […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 2014725 Views

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Ken Neumann Statement on 25th Anniversary of December 6

November 27 2014 This is the 25th anniversary of the Montreal massacre, and we have many reasons to pause and reflect. In 1989, a man murdered 14 young female engineering students at the École Polytechnique, just for daring to believe that they could break out of gender stereotypes. Violence is still too present in the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 2014809 Views

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Watch video of “Followed”: Dr. Cindy Blackstock on her experience of government breaching her privacy.

November 26, 2014 http://new.livestream.com/ualberta/foe-followed-11-25-14 Followed: a lecture by Dr. Cindy Blackstock, with panelists Jill Clayton & Mary Marshall   NT4

by aanationtalk on November 27, 2014583 Views

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OFIFC Launches Public Awareness Campaign on Ending Violence Against Aboriginal Women and Girls

November 25, 2014 Toronto, ON, November 25, 2014 –    Today at Queen’s Park, the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) launched a public awareness campaign as part of a provincial strategic plan to end violence against Aboriginal women and girls in Ontario.  Honourable Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Children and Youth Services, Responsible for Women’s Issues, […]

by mmnationtalk on November 26, 2014758 Views

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Alberta men stand together against violence toward Aboriginal women

The Prentice Government and the Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association pledge to take a stand against violence towards Aboriginal women through the Moose Hide Campaign. The campaign asks men and boys to wear moose hide swatches to show their support for the elimination of violence against Aboriginal women and to honour the women and girls […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 20141060 Views

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Campaign targets violence and discrimination against women and girls

November 25, 2014 Amnesty International supporters worldwide today join the 16 Days against Gender Violence campaign to challenge violence and discrimination against women and girls, including the denial of sexual and reproductive rights. The campaign, which runs from 25 November to 10 December, aims to celebrate heroes – women human rights defenders – in every […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 2014595 Views

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25 Years after the Montreal Massacre, Violence against Women is #NOTokay

YWCA Canada’s new campaign calls for every day action to end violence November 25, 2014 Ottawa, Tuesday, November 25, 2014 – Calling for dramatic action to end violence against women and girls, YWCA Canada, the nation’s oldest and largest women’s multi-service association, launches its annual Rose Campaign on Parliament Hill, along with the vibrant new […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2014865 Views

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