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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

General Health Statistics: Issues Facing Women

Sex and gender play an important role in affecting a patient’s health, their risk factors, how they experience health care and how health-care professionals provide care. Women, for instance, are … Read more

Domestic Violence: Issues Facing Women

Worldwide, one in three women experiences physical or sexual violence mostly by an intimate partner. Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or … Read more

Human Trafficking: Issues Facing Women

In 2016, Canadian police services reported 340 incidents of human trafficking where it was the most serious violation (Chart 1). According to police-reported data, there were a total of 865 … Read more

Additional Resources Needed for Women During Pandemic

There has been a disproportionate impact of the pandemic, and measures to address it, on women in the areas of mental health, health care, and other critical social justice (& … Read more

Women’s Centres are Open During the Pandemic

Women’s Centres across Nova Scotia continue to be open, providing services for women: During stay-at-home orders Women’s Centres provided remote services only – over the phone, email, video chat, etc. … Read more

Access to Online Pornography & What We Can Do About It

Recent events in Nova Scotia and across Canada are demanding our attention. The scandal at Dalhousie University Dental School, the allegations against Jian Ghomeshi, and the tragic loss of Rheteah … Read more

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Historical Look at Statistics: Issues Facing Women

International View: Canada loses status as the best place to live. Not too many years ago, Canada prided itself on being the best place on earth to live. Now, we … Read more

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The Pictou Statement: Feminist Statement On Guaranteed Living Income

by Lee Lakeman, Angela Miles and Linda Christiansen–Ruffman  For millennia women’s work, along with the free gifts of nature, has provided most of the true wealth of our communities. Women’s … Read more