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Women in Politics: 2017 – Map Resource – Progress of Women in Government Leadership Continues to Be Slow

Source: Women’s UN Report Network   Inter-Parliamentary Union & UN Women – A unique visual tool to capture women’s participation in executive government and in parliament, the map of Women in Politics not only provides a country ranking for both ministerial and parliamentary representation, but also statistics on women in political leadership positions – Heads… Read more »

National Network to End Domestic Violence launches the Safety Net Project

Source: National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) In the following you will find community resources and tool-kits prepared by NNEDV in relation to its Safety Net Project. Technology has a major impact on survivors of abuse. It can be used by a victim to access help, to strategically maintain safety and privacy, and to… Read more »

Tech vs Abuse: Research Findings

Authors: Chayn Snook and SafeLives Domestic abuse takes many forms: psychological, physical, sexual, financial, and emotional, with control and coercion at its heart. Its impact on individuals and families is profound and long-lasting. Every year, over two million people experience domestic abuse. This includes 100,000 people who are at high risk of murder and serious… Read more »

Why are Jewish Groups Not Speaking Up for Muslims?

Authors: Dr. Barbara Landau and Shahid Akhtar Source: Canadian Association of Jews and Muslims As Co-Chairs of the Canadian Association of Jews and Muslims, we are deeply saddened by the competition for victimhood unleashed by the response to M-103. Standing up for each other – and against all forms of racism and hatred has been our mandate… Read more »

Proposal on Promoting Gender Equality in Employment Against the Backdrop of the Universal Two-Child Policy

Author: Hewater Liu Source: Women of China As the main body of reproduction and key component of human resources, women have undertaken a huge mission in both childbearing and social production. Chinese women and their families were thrilled about the prospect of bearing a second child, when the universal two-child policy was officially adopted in… Read more »

Nigeria’s Emir of Kano tries to shake up family law

Source: News 24 Kano – As a traditional ruler, the Emir of Kano is expected to dispense sage advice in matters temporal and spiritual to his legions of followers across Muslim-majority northern Nigeria. Like his counterparts dotted across the vast country of 180 million, he is the proud guardian of the past and the customs that… Read more »

India’s Dark Secret

Author: Harinder Baweja Source: Hindustan Times Imagine being taken to a room in a dark decrepit building. Imagine being pinned down on the floor. Imagine your underwear being taken off. Imagine seeing a knife being heated on the gas stove. Imagine the same hot knife slicing your clitoris. Imagine young girls shrieking in pain.  The… Read more »

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Source: UN Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Unfortunately, women and girls continued to be… Read more »

5 ways you can take a stand against hate right now

Author: Sarah Boesveld Source: Chatelaine This week has exposed the depth of Islamophobia that exists in North America. Six men are dead and several more injured after a gunman entered the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec mosque in Quebec City on Sunday night and opened fire during evening prayer. It happened just days after Donald Trump signed an executive order banning residents of… Read more »

As Canada Transforms, an Anti-Immigrant Fringe Stirs

Author: Craig Smith and Dan Levin Source: NY Times TORONTO — François Deschamps stepped out of his apartment building in the Limoilou neighborhood of Quebec City recently and stopped when he saw a sticker wrapped around a light pole. “Burn Your Local Mosque,” it read, around a silhouette of a Turkish-style mosque against an orange… Read more »