Women

March 26, 2012
Women sleep on the streets of our major cities, a virtual guarantee of experiencing sexual assault. Women trade survival sex with men for a place to crash for the night. Teenage girls, fleeing sexual...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Women, All of Canada
October 17, 2011
Since 1993, today has been recognized by the United Nations, and its members around the world, as International day for the eradication of poverty 2011. Today, October 17, 2011, the United Nations...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Unemployment, Welfare, Women, Workers' Rights, International
October 13, 2011
"It is shameful that in our wealthy province we no longer have resources available which would give real help to parties in this situation," wrote B.C. Supreme Court Justice Loryl Russell in a...
Keywords: Article , Family, Legal Aid, Women, British Columbia
October 7, 2011
Each played an important role in recent political conflicts of very different natures, but all three winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 have campaigned for greater equality for women, and...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Human Rights, Women, International
October 3, 2011
On the heels of Pivot's recent announcement that they will not be participating in the Missing Women's Inquiry, two more groups have withdrawn. The Women's Memorial March Committee and the Downtown...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, British Columbia
September 19, 2011
In its fifth year, the large turnout for the annual DTES Women's Housing March shows that the movement pushing for better access to safe and affordable housing for women in the neighbourhood, is not...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, Indigenous, Tenants' Rights, Violence, Women, British Columbia
August 11, 2011
100 Mile House & District Women's Centre has received funding from the Legal Services Society to provide a range of legal services in the 100 Mile House area. More details area available in this...
Keywords: Article , Legal Aid, Tenants' Rights, Welfare, Women, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
August 10, 2011
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre has a extended their night shelter service, and anticipates BC Housing will soon be accepting tenders to run a 24-hour women's shelter in the Downtown Eastside. The...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, Women, British Columbia
August 5, 2011
Justice Education Society of BC and We Can BC have launched a program aiming to end violence against women and girls. They're looking for students to join their 'Youth Against Violence Team.' The...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Violence, Women, British Columbia
August 3, 2011
The B.C. Missing Women Inquiry will examine the question of why it took so long to investigate and apprehend convicted murderer Robert Pickton. The Attorney General for B.C., Barry Penner, has denied...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, British Columbia
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