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Economic and sexual violence as barriers to sustainable development

March 24, 2016
| On March 17, a panel organized in connection with the UN's 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women addressed prostitution as a system that works against women's sustainability.
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WINGS

South African women and tribal courts

March 22, 2016
| Victorious struggle against an ill-conceived bill.
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Fighting hate speech in Canada: Private-public presence blurs lines

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Last month, blogger Daryush Valizadeh, better known by his online moniker Roosh V, cancelled his Return of Kings rallies planned across the globe, ironically due to safety concerns.

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| March 7, 2016
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We must unite to end gender-based violence

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November 25 is the date chosen by the United Nations to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

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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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