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Recognizing Women – January 2021

Welcome to 2021. The start of the New Year often comes with opportunities to learn, to grow, to seek help when needed. Here are several important causes that aim to … 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

International Human Rights Day

Today, We Mark International Human Rights Day. It’s a day to commemorate the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration has inspired the creation of laws to protect human … Read more

Women Who Shaped the Universal Declaration on Human Rights

If you could go back in time to 1945 when; The USS Indianapolis was sunk by Japanese Submarine and Nuclear Bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan surrender on … 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

International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

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

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

Recognizing Women – December 2020

This month there are several important dates that raise awareness of women’s issues. Nov 25 – Dec 10 -Women’s Rights are Human Rights International Day of the Eradication of Violence … 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

Recognizing Women – November 2020

This month there are several important dates that we recognize. November 11 is Remembrance Day We are closed. November 20 is The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) Also known as … 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

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

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