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Do Women In NS Need To Trade Sex to Meet Basic Household Needs?

Nova Scotia has the highest rates of trafficking and exploitation in the Canada. Public Safety Canada states on its website: “A set of interrelated “push” and “pull” factors contribute to … Read more

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is a day commemorated in Canada on each December 6. It is the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique … Read more

Women’s Brain Health Day

Many disorders associated with brain aging inexplicably affect women, and there has been a lack of research to understand why. Taking sex (biological factors) and gender (social influences) into account … Read more

16,880 Canadian Females are Living with HIV & AIDS

World AIDS Day takes place on 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with … Read more

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence runs from November 25 to December 10, 2020. It was started by activists in the Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991. It is … Read more

What about Men and Boys?

Engaging Men and Boys in Challenging Violence-Against-Women A Joint statement between Connect and the Transition Houses Association of  Nova Scotia  Every so often, women serving organizations  are confronted by this … Read more

Ban Bench Warrants For Victims of Violence

“They promised to call me back. Why didn’t they call me?” is a question Serrece Winter repeatedly asks her arresting officers. Ms. Winter was referring to the Crown, and wondering … Read more

What is Intersectional Feminism?

Intersectional feminism acknowledges that the way a woman experiences life is deeply and distinctively influenced by her layers of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, language, class and sexuality. Intersectional feminism … Read more

Poverty: Issues Facing Women

In Canada, more than 1.9 million women (age 18 and up) live on a low income, and more than 2.4 million women and girls (13.8%) are living on a low … Read more

The Shadow Pandemic

Growing alongside the COVID-19 crisis is what has been referred to as the ‘Shadow Pandemic’ or ‘Women’s Recession’ (also called the ‘She-session), as pandemic consequences are hitting women in unique … Read more

Economics: Issues Facing Women

In Canada, women in the core working ages of 25 to 54 earned an average of $26.92 per hour in 2018, while their male counterparts earned $31.05. In other words, … Read more

Employment: Issues Facing Women

Based on data from the LFS, women’s participation in the labour market increased by 60.4 percentage points between 1950 and 2015, from 21.6% to 82.0% (Chart 1). The upsurge in women with breadwinning … Read more

Education: Issues Facing Women

Over the past two and a half decades, there has been a sustained upward trend in educational attainment among Canadians, led by women. The proportion of women with a university … Read more

Sexualized Violence: Issues Facing Women

Women self-reported 553,000 sexual assaults in 2014, according to Statistics Canada’s General Social Survey on Victimization. Although both men and women experience sexual assault, women accounted for 92% of victims … Read more

Issues Facing Indigenous Women

First Nations, Métisand Inuit women (collectively referred to as Indigenous women) face many socio-economic issues today because of the effects of colonization. Moreover, social, economic and political marginalization, as well as racial stereotyping, discrimination, and the loss … Read more

Issues Facing Refugee Women

The 2006 Census enumerated 3,222,795 immigrant women in Canada, who made up 20.3% of the country’s female population. The proportion of immigrant women had not been at a similar level … Read more

Homelessness: Issues Facing Women

More than 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness annually, costing the economy $7 billion. On a given night, more than 35,000 Canadians are homeless. Women parenting on their own enter shelters at … Read more

Issues Facing Black Women

Black women and girls, in particular, continue to live in poverty and poor health, experience significant levels of violence, and struggle to access decent employment, housing and public services. In 2016, … Read more

Discrimination: Issues Facing Women

According to a new study by Plan International Canada, many women feel both sexes are still being pigeonholed into traditional gender roles. The study also finds that 70 per cent … Read more

Issues Facing Women During the Pandemic

Women’s Centres across Nova Scotia continue to provide services to women to the best of our abilities. This includes bringing issues of injustice or disproportionate impact to the attention of … Read more