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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

December 27, 2023

January is the month to raise awareness for cervical cancer in Canada. Here, cervical cancer is the 12th most common cancer diagnosed in women. Cervical cancer occurs when the cells … Read more

A Call to Action: Protecting Women in the Gig Sector

December 13, 2023

Did you know that gig work is completely misclassified as self-employment work? This misclassification has a detrimental ripple effect on the immediate and long-term impact on all employees and women … Read more

Precarious Employment, Gig work and Gender-based Violence in Canada: A Knowledge Synthesis and Recommendations for Policy Decision-making

November 29, 2023

This report dives into the nitty-gritty of gig jobs and gender-based violence (GBV) in Canada. Gig work means jobs that are usually short-term, like driving for a ride-share app or … Read more

16 Days to Amplifying Voices: Combatting Gender-Based Violence and Fostering Human Rights

November 16, 2023

In a world that strives for progress and equality, there are certain issues that continue to persist, casting a shadow over the achievements we’ve made. Gender-based violence remains one such … Read more

16 Days of Amplified Activism

November 15, 2023

The 16 Days of Activism and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women offer a platform for individuals, communities, organizations, and governments to come together. It’s an … Read more

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

16 Days of Collective Action and Empowerment

November 15, 2023

The 16 Days of Activism and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women provide a platform for awareness, dialogue, and action. By focusing attention on the complexities … 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

Recognizing Women December 2023

November 15, 2023

The news around the world is full of fires, floods, famines and war. It is often hard to find space in the media, in our businesses and in our homes … 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

Recognizing Women November 2023

October 20, 2023

Gender-based violence is a global epidemic that transcends boundaries, cultures, and socio-economic strata. To combat this deeply rooted issue and promote gender equality, the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based … Read more

Research Study Aims to Help Women 50+ leave DV Situations is looking for partners

October 20, 2023

THE AIM STUDY IS LOOKING TO FORM RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS WITH ORGANIZATIONS WHO WORK WITH VICTIMS OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE The AIM Study is investigating the impact of implementing a social … Read more

Recognizing Women October 2023

September 25, 2023

During October we honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people, support grieving families, and create opportunities for healing. Before the Native Women’s Association of … Read more

Honouring the Lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: The Sisters in Spirit Campaign

September 25, 2023

October 4th is a day when we honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people, support grieving families, and create opportunities for healing. Before the … Read more

Recognizing Women September 2023

August 25, 2023

Does anyone else feel like September is the beginning of a new year?  We often find our schedules getting busy again as students of all ages return to school, many … Read more

We are all Treaty People – National Indigenous People Day – June 21, 2023

May 29, 2023

We would like to begin by acknowledging that the nine Women’s Centres are in Mi’kma’ki the traditional and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People and we acknowledge them as the … Read more

Recognizing Women June 2023

May 29, 2023

If I had to pick one word to summarize June’s days of awareness, it would be be People.  As you read through the awareness raising that occurs this month please … Read more

It was 1990 when WHO Declassified Homosexuality as a Mental Disorder!

April 21, 2023

May 17th was chosen to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) because it was that day in 1990 that the World Health Organization made the decision … Read more

Recognizing Women May 2023

April 21, 2023

Many Reasons to Celebrate in May At first glance, there seem to be many reasons to celebrate the arrival of May, warmer weather, spring flowers,  and longer days.  But for … Read more