Highlights / women’s rights

International, Politics

Canada provides $21M to enhance participation of women in Pakistani politics

Canada is providing $21 million over four years to help increase the participation of Pakistani women in elections both as voters and candidates, International Development Minister Maryam Monsef announced Wednesday. While women made up 44 per cent of Pakistan’s 106» 

Immigration & Refugees, International

Saudi teen vows to fight for women’s rights, pleads for privacy

Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun who was granted asylum in Canada after fleeing from her allegedly abusive family pledged on Tuesday to fight for the freedom of other less fortunate women in a public statement to media in Toronto. “Today» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Controversial decision: Quebec feminist group and prostitution.

The right to choose to work in the sex trade The Federation des Femmes du Quebec (FFQ) is a well-recognised women’s rights organisation in the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec. This weekend the group took a controversial stance saying that» 

International, Politics

Canada ‘extremely disappointed’ by arrests of Saudi activists, says Freeland

Canada is “extremely disappointed” by the recent arrests of prominent Saudi women’s rights activists and lawyers on charges of “suspicious contacts with foreign entities and offering financial support to enemies overseas,” Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland said Wednesday. At least 10» 

International, Society

Controversy over transgender president of Quebec women’s groups

Feminists challenge leadership of trans-woman The Federation des Femmes du Quebec (Quebec Women’s Federation) was founded in 1966 through the initiative of a Canadian icon in the women’s movement which brought together several smaller groups into a unified group. Therese» 

Environment, Politics, Society, The Link

The LINK ONLINE

This week Wojtek, Marc, and Lynn are together to talk about stories they covered this past week. We hear some very worrying news about Canada’s forests. Climate change and warmer winters have allowed a tiny beetle to flourish, and after»