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Gender equality emphasized on rights charter anniversary

Gender equality emphasized on rights charter anniversary In lauding the 37th anniversary of the signing of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms today, the justice minister focussed on gender equality and women’s empowerment. “We are fortunate to have a »


Gender equality in Canada’s federal government- a goal, not a priority

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has long stated his intention to create gender equality in his cabinet. A new national poll suggests Canadians agree with the idea generally, but that it should not be a priority. The poll comes shortly after »

International, Society

Humanitarian NGOs call on Canada to invest $500M in education for girls

A coalition of Canada’s leading humanitarian NGOs is calling on the Liberal government to back up its talk of international leadership in empowering women by contributing $500 million over the next three years towards setting up a global fund dedicated »


Commonwealth to discuss trade, climate, security

The heads of over 50 countries, mostly former territories of the British Empire, are meeting in London, England this week including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. There are member countries on every continent except Antarctica. “The Commonwealth is a unique »


Trudeau concludes visit to Liberia, next stop Madagascar

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau concluded today his one-day visit to Liberia where he pushed his message of empowering women and girls, promoting human rights and re-engaging with Africa. But Trudeau had to tone down some of his gay rights rhetoric »

International, Society

Trudeau discusses gender gap at Davos

Canada’s federal cabinet might be the most gender balanced government in its history, but Canada is a long way off from full gender parity, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was reminded Friday on his final day in Davos, Switzerland. Trudeau took »

Arts & Entertainment, Politics, Society

Women’s media summit calls for action on ‘gender imbalance’

Fourteen leaders of women’s media organizations and unions, representing over 40,000 professional members of Canada’s film and television industry have called for changes in government policy to promote gender equity in employment and public funds for media production. A communique »