Highlights/equality

Society

Female teens feel less equal as they grow up: survey

Six out of 10 Canadian girls between the ages of 14 and 17 feel they have the same opportunity as men to lead, according to a recent survey. But by the time they are 18 to 24 years old, only» 

Society

Trudeau denounces hatred on anniversary of mosque attack

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement on this, the second anniversary of the shooting at a Quebec City mosque that killed six people and injured 19 others. “Islamophobia, hate, and discrimination have no place here or anywhere. We» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Gender gap in STEMM will persist without intervention: study

More women are studying and working in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (STEMM) but they are not closing the gender gap when it comes to publishing, according to a new study.  Researchers analysed 10 million academic» 

Society

Women’s Day: progress in Canada but more to be done

The Canadian Women’s Foundation is pleased with progress being made on gender equality in Canada but vows to continue to press for progress. Still feeling unsafe, says activist “We know that some women and girls in Canada continue to feel» 

Society

Challenge to women’s clothing rules at swimming pools

A legal challenge has been filed in Ontario against a rule that females over age 10 must wear tops, ie cover their breasts, at public pools and parks. The suit names the eastern Ontario city of Cornwall, an Ontario water park,» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Women are shortchanged, Canada must act, says Oxfam

Women in Canada and around the world are paid less, have more low-paying jobs and redressing that is fundamental to the global fight against poverty, says Oxfam Canada. A new report states that the global inequality crisis has reached new» 

Society

Proudly feminist prime minister calls for action

Saying equality is a core Canadian value, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the occasion of International Women’s Day to advocate for gender equality and feminism. In an editorial in the Globe and Mail newspaper, Trudeau said he was deeply»