By Judy Haiven
The COVID-19 crisis is an absolute disaster for women in so many ways—work, income, personal safety, family life.
Thanks to Premier Stephen McNeil, construction in Nova Scotia has not slowed one iota since the pandemic was [...]
The murder of 22 people in rural Nova Scotia on April 18-19 has shone a spotlight on the need for meaningful steps to reduce gun violence in Canada, and to tackle the related problems of misogyny and racism which are often the motives behind mass [...]
Stronger women's movement and united action needed
This year, May Day celebrations will be under the unfortunate constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, so we are unlikely to see masses of workers marching in the streets. Yet, workers must [...]
Forty-five years ago, on International Women’s Day, Cuba passed the first Family Code, which covered legal obligations regarding marriage, divorce, relationships, recognition of children and their education and care. Cuba’s new constitution was [...]
Women around the world are rising up for equal rights, against war, and for environmental and climate justice. In India, women are at the forefront of massive protests against the reactionary, Hindu nationalist BJP government of Narendra Modi. [...]
Struggle reveals depth of gender division of labour
Seven years after filing a complaint about gender discrimination, Ontario midwives have won a historic pay equity victory at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. Their struggle helps reveal the [...]
D.A. Lorenzo in Mexico City
Violent crime in Mexico is no secret. An estimated 24,000 people have been violently murdered so far in 2019. The recent horrific killings of 13 innocent Mexican-American citizens in Sonora state – including 3 women [...]
November and December mark important dates in the fight for gender equity. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign held between November 25 – The International Day for the Elimination of Violence [...]
A few years ago, a friend of mine posted a beautiful graphic on her Facebook feed. It said, amongst other things, that “Transwomen are Women” - something she didn’t think was contentious. She was totally unprepared for the onslaught [...]
The mainstream parties in the 2019 federal election are all, it seems, claiming to be feminist. But are they really committed to implementing programs that will help achieve equality for women and gender oppressed people?
Here, we look at the [...]