News and Current Issues

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