Policy & Advocacy

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Calendar

November 15, 2023

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which commence on November 25th and conclude on December 10th, encompass significant dates that spotlight the urgency of addressing this issue. November … Read more

Is Feminist Governance an Oxymoron?

November 15, 2023

A review of academic literature and feminist organisations’ policies, statements, and bylaws, suggests that applying a feminist lens to governance is primarily concerned with creating greater equality within the organisation. … Read more

Why are Days of Awareness Important?

November 15, 2023

People have a range of opinions about the importance and relevancy of “Days of Awareness” campaigns, especially in the information era where you can “just Google it”.   Supporters of Awareness … Read more

Gender-Based Violence Knowledge Synthesis Project

October 26, 2023

Project Title: Knowledge Synthesis Project for three reports related to ending gender based violence in Nova Scotia: including the National Action Plan to End GBV, Mass Casualty Reports on Ending … Read more

A Call Towards Education and Awareness to end Sexual Violence Against Women

March 24, 2023

Sexual assault, harassment, and/or violence is defined as any form of unconsented sexual contact (e.g., kissing, touching, rape). Sexual assault can also happen verbally in the form of jokes, threats, … Read more

If you Believe – Take the Pledge

March 24, 2023

Start Believing- a practical plan to address victim blaming in sexual assault cases. The issue of victim blaming in sexual assault cases is a complex and longstanding challenge in Canada, … Read more

When was the last time milk was on sale for 2 for $5?

February 16, 2023

As if the pandemic wasn’t enough, our friends and neighbour are now facing a food cost crisis.  Basic staples such as bread, fruits, and vegetables, have been priced out of … Read more

We Stand United in Support of Women’s Right to Choose

September 22, 2022

Women’s Centres Connect is a provincial association of nine Women’s Centres from Yarmouth to Sydney offering direct services to rural women and working towards social change. Abortion access and supports … Read more

Women’s Centres are Critical to the Continuum of Care for Rural Women

September 6, 2022

Connect recently completed new research on the role of Women’s Centres in the Continuum of Care for women who’ve experienced violence. This research focused on women in rural areas, and … Read more

Women’s Centres Connect Releases 2021-22 Annual Report

August 16, 2022

Top Issues for 2021-2022 While there were many topics and issues tackled throughout this year, below is a list of issues that took a great deal of time and energy … Read more

Women Human Rights Defenders Day Nov 29th 2021: Women Speaking Truth to Power

November 22, 2021

Why is Women Human Rights Defenders Day Important? Women human rights defenders include any women, girls and gender diverse people who work to uphold rights. This may involve confronting physical … Read more

National Suicide Prevention Day – Restoring Mental Health in Nova Scotia Requires Sustained Funding

August 30, 2021

Rates of suicide have increased among women in Nova Scotia and services have not kept up with demand. Short-term provincial funding has been distributed, and community organizations are ready to … Read more

Dear Nova Scotia Politicians

August 9, 2021

Women’s Centers Connect is comprised of nine Women’s Centers across Nova Scotia.  During the pandemic we heard from women about the issues that they faced every day.  We provide both … Read more

NS Party Opinions on Poverty Reduction

August 9, 2021
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Women are in the 2021 Federal Budget

April 26, 2021

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

March 8, 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?

December 16, 2020

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

International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25, 2020

Today we stand together to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 25 November Despite years of effort, advocacy, lobby and changes to the law, violence against … Read more

What about Men and Boys?

November 20, 2020

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 … Read more

Poverty: Issues Facing Women

October 23, 2020

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