Women

August 7, 2007
In July, women in the Downtown Eastside challenged Vancouver City council members to a House Swap. In a (Link removed - No longer exists) letter, the Power to Women group challenged the councillors...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, Women, British Columbia
August 1, 2007
The BC Government has been hosting want they call a Conversation on Health (Link removed - No longer exists) with the residents of BC. In response, a coalition of community groups called the Women's...
Keywords: Article , Health, News, Women, British Columbia
June 26, 2007
Last week, at the National Aboriginal Women's Summit, the Minister for Heritage and the Status of Women announced five years of funding to build and support women's shelters on reserves. According to...
Keywords: Article , Indigenous, News, Violence, Women, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, All of Canada
June 5, 2007
On Sunday June 3rd, hundreds of women, trans people and their allies marched through the streets of Toronto to a vacant building. Four Women Against Poverty Collective members had already entered the...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, Women, Ontario
February 18, 2007
This year's Nobel Peace Price went to the founder of the microcredit bank, Muhammad Yunus. An article in The Dominion newspaper, "Microcredit and Women's Poverty" critiques microcredit for not doing...
Keywords: Article , Debt and Consumer Law, News, Women, International
February 18, 2007
Across the country there are two projects involving low income women taking photographs of their lives. In Saskatchewan a group of First Nations women are photographing what they see everyday as part...
Keywords: Article , Art and Culture, Indigenous, News, Women, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan
January 7, 2007
In November, women who use the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre (DEWC) asked the centre to be remain open after regular hours and act as a shelter for homeless women. With the help of volunteers, the...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, Indigenous, News, Organizing, Women, British Columbia
January 7, 2007
A number of websites have sprouted up to protest the Conservative cuts to the Status of Women Canada. The cuts will also end funding to women's organizations that do lobbying, advocacy or research on...
Keywords: Article , News, Organizing, Women, All of Canada
September 17, 2006
A book of life stories of seven women who have triumphed over addiction, poverty, and illness in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside has won the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in BC. George Ryga...
Keywords: Article , Art and Culture, News, Women, British Columbia
September 17, 2006
Pivot's report, Beyond Decriminalization: Sex Work, Human Rights and a New Framework for Law Reform presents the results of two years of research and in depth discussions with eighty-four sex workers...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, Legal Research, News, Women, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
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