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Health, International, Society

Festivulve in Montreal

In celebration of women’s “private parts” It’s billed as a fun yet educative event, a festival, to celebrate vaginas and it seems it’s unique and could be a sort of world first in that regard. Organiser Mel Goyer says it’s» 

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» 

Health

Women dying of heart disease unnecessarily: report

The advocacy group, Heart & Stroke, says too many women are unnecessarily suffering and dying from heart disease in Canada. It adds “they have been left behind because they are under-researched, under-diagnosed and under-treated, and under-supported during recovery.” And not» 

Indigenous

Still more problems for aboriginal inquiry

The non-stop controversy continues with the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) as yet another executive leaves. It is the latest in a series of high-level turnovers at the inquiry since it began in 2016» 

Society

Massacre of 14 women in Montreal remembered

A gunman shot students at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique 28 years ago killing 14 women and injuring another 14 people. The 25-year-old Marc Lepine walked into the engineering school on December 6, 1989, separated the men from the women and began» 

International, Politics

Canada wants to send more women peacekeepers to address gender issues

Canada is stepping up its efforts to advance the role of women and girls in peacetime and to protect their human rights in fragile, conflict or post-conflict countries, said Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland as she unveiled Ottawa’s new action» 

Indigenous, Politics

Controversial indigenous inquiry loses two more members

It’s called the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry. The national inquiry has been under a cloud of controversy almost since it was first set up by the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. This was in» 

Economy, Society

Pilot project gives a chance for women to experience a military career

Being a soldier, sailor, or in the air force, has seldom been thought of as a career for women. But the military is so much more than carrying a gun and facing the enemy, (although now that too is a» 

Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Still more delays with already controversial inquiry

After facing sometimes severe criticism for delays and lack of information the inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls, has announced yet more delays this week. For years aboriginal and advocacy groups had called for a national inquiry» 

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,»