Human Rights

March 4, 2016
This project aims to disseminate human rights information that is accurate, accessible, and relevant to the safety and well-being of trans and gender-diverse individuals and their supportive allies...
Keywords: Online Resource , Human Rights, LGBT, LGBTQ, trans rights, British Columbia, General resources
July 24, 2015
Yesterday the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) released its response to the review of Canada's human rights record over the last ten years. The report points out a number of issues...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, All of Canada
July 13, 2015
Last week Canada's human rights record was under UN review for the first time since Stephen Harper came into power in 2006. Many Canadian non-profit and advocacy organizations were in Geneva...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, All of Canada
January 23, 2015
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released its 2015 Gates Annual Letter this week. The letter, titled “Our Big Bet for the Future,” makes a bold prediction: “The lives of people in poor...
Keywords: Article , Health, Human Rights, Media, Poverty Research, International
January 13, 2015
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has just released a report that investigates Canada’s response to missing and murdered indigenous women in British Columbia. The IACHR report...
Keywords: Article , Aboriginal and First Nations, Government Policy, Human Rights, Violence, Women, British Columbia, All of Canada, International
December 10, 2014
British Columbia is the only province in Canada that does not have a human rights commission. That makes us the weakest province when it comes to fostering human rights awareness and preventing...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, British Columbia
October 21, 2014
From an article by rabble.ca: "When asked why live-in caregivers should be granted landed status upon arrival, Migrante-BC's Jane Ordinario asserted that doing so would allow live-in caregivers to...
Keywords: Article , Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
May 23, 2014
Canada Without Poverty (CWP) has joined forces with the Charter Committee on Poverty Issues (CCPI) in a legal case going to the Supreme Court of Canada in October 2014. The case is called Taypotat v...
Keywords: Article , Aboriginal and First Nations, Education, Human Rights, All of Canada
May 9, 2014
The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) has just announced that Canada Without Poverty’s (CWP) Executive Director, Leilani Farha, has been appointed UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing....
Keywords: Article , Housing, Human Rights, All of Canada, International
May 8, 2014
The Federal Court of Appeal ruled last week that Canadian employers must try to accommodate parents juggling work with child-care obligations. The judges found that the Canada Border Services Agency...
Keywords: Article , Family, Human Rights, Women, All of Canada
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