Doing more with less: Time for a National Action Plan to combat violence against women

Two reports came out in early May that should have received a lot more attention than they did. The Standing Committee on the Status of Women released its latest study, Surviving Abuse and Building Resilience, on Canada’s systems of shelters and transition houses serving women and children fleeing violence. And…
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Budget 2019: A win for the women’s movement—but we won’t get there without child care

A meaningful feminist agenda demands bold action and sustained funding to achieve significant change in the lives of women and girls. Budget 2019 targets many areas essential to advancing gender equality, building on initiatives announced over the last three years, but falls short on investments in child care, pay equity…
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Who’s missing: Data gaps undermine our efforts to track gender gaps and push for meaningful change

Statistics Canada (2016), Census of Population – selected publications. Employment rates are calculated for adults aged 25-64 years. The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada report, now in its fifth update, provides a snapshot of the gaps that exist between women and men in Canada’s largest cities….
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The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada

Gender disparities exist across the country. The fifth edition of The Best and Worst Places to be a Women in Canada reports on gender disparities in 26 Canadian big cities across a range of areas related to women’s basic rights. This year’s report includes five fact sheets that look at…
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