Janice Folk-Dawson is Vice President of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), former president of the Guelph and District Labour Council and former president of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1334. People's Voice contributor and [...]
In 1917, International Women’s Day in Russia helped to launch the Russian Revolution, which ended up inspiring working people around the world. This included many working women in Canada, several of whom helped found and build the Communist Party of [...]
COVID-19 has stripped away the veneer of capitalism, leaving bare the stark inequalities based on gender, racialization and ability. According to the United Nations, women are the majority of workers in sectors of the economy most severely impacted [...]
Legal, safe and free abortion is law in Argentina, after the Senate assented to a pivotal struggle for the country’s feminist movement. Now the fight will continue for its effective implementation.
The Senate approved the Voluntary Termination of [...]
Rallies come as government plans withdrawal from convention on violence against women
In 2012, the government of Turkey was the first to sign the Istanbul Convention, the Council of Europe agreement on preventing and combating [...]
By Marianne Breton Fontaine
This year, the World March of Women celebrates its 20th anniversary. This huge global action in the name of women's rights was initiated in Quebec by the Fédération des Femmes du Québec (FFQ), whose then president was [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]