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Activist Betty Krawczyk's new book recalls 2003 'Women in the Woods' blockade

Betty Krawczyk's new book recalls the 2003 Women in the Woods blockade to defend B.C. forests. (Photo: Betty Krawczyk).

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Live from the NWT: Celebrating northern women

From the Northwest Territories: a cultural event for International Women's Day.

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Chipping away at gender equality: Harper's five-year round up

This weekend marked the five-year anniversary of the ascent to power of Canada's exceptionally charismatic (cough*cough) and calculating Conservative PM Stephen Harper. It's surprising that Stephen Harper has lasted so long in a minority government, but for a minority PM, he sure has accomplished a lot -- if by accomplishments, one is referring to the insidious erosion of women's rights that has occurred in the last five years. Let's take a look back at what Harper has done to increase gender inequality, shall we?

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Women's Day blog censored by Canadian Museum for Human Rights, says author

Author’s note: This post was commissioned as an IWD blog by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. It was initially approved and posted by the Museum on 4 March 2014. It was, however, almost immediately withdrawn as ‘Communications’ at the Museum deemed the one line comment on the current federal Conservative government unacceptable as written. The offer of a substantive footnote and illustrative example from the author brought no reply. ActiveHistory.ca has reposted this time-sensitive contribution here, to which examples of anti-women policies and a footnote have been added.


College and university women sign open letter in support of Anne-Marie Roy: 'rape culture is pervasive'

March 8, 2014

International Women’s Day 

We stand with Anne-Marie Roy. We’ve been there too.

As women who have held elected positions at our college or university students’ union, we write in solidarity with Anne-Marie Roy, the President of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO). Anne-Marie was recently the target of sexually violent comments made by several men who held elected positions at the University of Ottawa. Several of these men initially threatened to sue Anne-Marie if she was not quiet about the disgusting comments.


Through the Fire – Toronto film premiere

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 7:00pm


Beit Zatoun
612 Markham St. (Bathurst subway)
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W

A Documentary about three extraordinary Somali women

Through the Fire is a documentary film and photo essay that showcases the resilience of Somali people, with a focus on women, as they do their part in rebuilding their country. The film tells the story of three remarkable Somali women who risk their lives to run essential humanitarian projects. Aimed at providing a different perspective on Somalia by portraying Somalis not as helpless victims but as people who have managed to thrive in difficult circumstances. Through the Fire is a dedication to the strength of Somali women who have found ways to rebuild the country regardless of circumstance.

Refreshments will be served

The Swan Song

The Abortion

March 4, 2014
| David Swanson speaks with 'Jessica' about her experience having two abortions and how it affected her emotionally.
Length: 21:34 minutes (19.75 MB)

International Women's Day 2014 - Re-Visiting Violence Against Women: Focus Turkey

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm


Bahen Centre - Room 1170
40 St George Street
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 34.7076" N, 79° 23' 48.4512" W

We are pleased to announce a Science for Peace panel discussion entitled “International Women’s Day (2014) – Re-Visiting Violence Against Women: Focus Turkey” to be held on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Bahen Centre, 40 St. George Street , Room 1170 between 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The panelists are Professors: Aysan Sev’er, Sedef Arat Koc, Idil Atak, and (4th TBA).  Prof. Mustafa Koc will kindly moderate the event. 

Please find below an abstract of the discussion and short bios of the participants:

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