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February 5, 2016 |
The House of Commons has adopted an NDP motion that could result in creating a new pay equity law that puts the onus on employers to provide pay equity.
Viola Desmond, 1914-1965. A civil rights icon in Canada, she inspired people to
| February 2, 2016
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With a feminist prime minister, can feminist policy be far behind?

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With the House of Commons back in session, the three-month-old Trudeau government gets to demonstrate its priorities. So far the government has been a study in ambiguities.

Speaking in Davos, the prime minister made himself clear on one important point: he is a feminist. You can watch him say it in the top video of the 2016 World Economic Forum.

In a panel discussion on pay equity, he underlined how feminism was not just something for women. Men and boys should not be afraid to say they were feminists, said Justin Trudeau.

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Pro-choice advocates file legal challenge to demand access to abortion in P.E.I.

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After decades of struggle to bring abortion access back to Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), Abortion Access Now (AAN) PEI has taken the matter into its own hands and advised the provincial government that it will file a legal challenge against the province's discriminatory abortion policy.

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| January 5, 2016
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The blacklist was a many-gendered affair

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In most history of the left, 52 per cent of the population tends to disappear. Until fairly recently, for example, the U.S. civil rights movement histories were completely male-dominated, though that neglect is slowly being reclaimed as activists like Diane Nash, Ella Baker, Amelia Boynton, and Fannie Lou Hamer, among many others, become long-overdue subjects of studies on the era.

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December 2, 2015 |
Alongside other Mayan women leaders, Blanca is promoting women's equality in Guatemala. Will you help her?
Alaa Murabit
| November 29, 2015
Consultation in Guatemala
| November 25, 2015

November 23rd is the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Right now a Canadian woman is facing deportation to the United States and up to 33 years in prison for supporting her children against their abusive father.  Canadian courts have supported her case, but the US is demanding extradition.  Ask Minister Jody- Wilson-Raybould to investigate this case.   Read Matthew Behren's article about this case

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