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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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Here's how to shift culture and reduce harassment

Photo: Flickr/Becky_wetherington

So here were are, in the midst of a continuing national conversation about sexual harassment, domestic violence, and consent.

Some of the most shocking revelations about the Ghomeshi case include the admission made by several CBC employees, that the toxic work environment at Q made it possible for Ghomeshi to act with impunity. Some of Ghomeshi’s co-workers at Q have even claimed that they knew about what was happening but felt powerless to stop it.


Asia Pacific Currents

Women garment workers in Indonesia

November 15, 2014
| Labour news from the Asia Pacific region. Interview with Dian Trisnanti, about a documentary project on women garment workers in Indonesia.
Length: 29:47 minutes (13.64 MB)

Putting a gender lens on municipal issues

November 5, 2014
| City councils need to consider the particularities of women's lives, according to Ellen Woodsworth of Women Transforming Cities. Housing, transit, emergency preparedness all need a gender lens.
Length: 11:06 minutes (10.17 MB)

Wikipedia not welcoming environment for women

October 26, 2014
| A survey by the Wikipedia Foundation discovered that more than 85 per cent of editors are men. Wikipedia Edit-a-thons are one attempt to address this imbalance, but women are still holding back.
Length: 11:52 minutes (10.88 MB)

Conflict and Climate: Changing Course NOW! Conference

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 9:30am - 5:00pm


Metro Hall, Rm 308/309
55 John St M5V 3C6
Toronto, ON
43° 38' 45.7008" N, 79° 23' 20.886" W

Regular $20, Students $15  All VOW events are PWYC (pay what you can). Please consider an additional donation so that others might attend.


9:30 am - Registration and coffee

10:00am - Greeting Carrie Lester ( invited)

Welcome comments – Ontario and National Co-chairs

10:15 am – Interactive Workshop

10:30 am – Film “Conflict and Climate Change”

10:45 am – debrief film

11:00 am – Speaker Joanna Kerr from Greenpeace

11:30 am – brief Q & A

11:45 am – breakout groups

12:30 pm – LUNCH catered by YMCA Catering

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