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Women are in the 2021 Federal Budget

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is Canada’s first woman Minister of Finance and she has just presented a landmark budget that, for the first time, could be described as an “equitable … Read more

Let’s All #ChooseToChallenge for International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day 2021 # ChooseToChallenge The theme this year for International Women’s Day 2021 is ‘#Choose To Challenge’. We are all responsible for our own thoughts and actions everyday, … Read more

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

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

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

Women’s Centres Recognized as Invisible Champions

Nova Scotia is the first province in the country to mark a Day of Recognition for the Nonprofit Sector. On October 14th, twenty nonprofit professionals and organizations were being recognized … 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

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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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