National Coalition of Provincial and Territorial Advisory Councils on the Status of Women submit brief to FEWO

Improving Women’s Economic Security in Canada: Provincial and Territorial Perspectives Submission to FEWO from the Coalition of Provincial and Territorial Advisory Councils on the Status of Women

“When women do well, everyone does better,” said Madeleine Kunin, making a simple truism out of the complex conclusions of the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, and the United Nations. However, women’s economic security and economic empowerment are not only “smart economics,” but are fundamental human rights, and governments have a responsibility for ensuring these rights. This submission will include recommendations to diminish high incidences of poverty among women in Canada. According to Canadian women’s organizations, the key to addressing economic inequality is investment in social infrastructure. Women who are moving out of poverty consistently identify the need for similar wraparound supports to enable them to pursue education, training, and work. These are especially necessary for those wishing to enter new fields of work, including fields where women are, or traditionally have been, under-represented; and to access part-time and precarious work…Submission to Standing Committee on the Status of Women


Advisory Council Welcomes New Team Member!

THE ADVISORY COUNCIL WELCOMES NEW TEAM MEMBER!
Judit Lovas, Policy and Research Analyst

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Judit holds a J.D degree in Political Science and Jurisprudence from University of Debrecen School of Law, Hungary, and is currently a student at MUN where she is finishing a Master’s degree in Gender Studies. Her research interest includes human rights, women’s rights, gender equity and equality, violence against women, corporate social responsibility, and international development.

In 2013, Judit was awarded the Graduate Travel Award by Department of Gender Studies and participated in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57), New York City. She contributed to the success of one of the UN’s parallel events, “The South-South Exchange: Experiences, Lessons & Strategies for Eliminating All Forms of Violence against Women & Girls”. Judit is a member of the International Research Foundation for Development as well as the National Women’s Studies Association. She also serves on the Board of Albert Group Enterprise Inc.

Being committed to advancing the lives of women, Judit was giving pro-bono legal advice mostly to women in need. She has conducted several qualitative research projects on women’s issues including international human rights, gender discrimination, gender inequality, and domestic violence against women. Her current research is an exploration of the gender equality and women’s empowerment policies of select corporate documents of L’Oréal, the giant beauty company.

Her unique background as a legal professional and feminist researcher enables her to make a valuable contribution in the policy and research analyst capacity at the Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women NL.


La Coalition nationale des conseils consultatifs provinciaux et territoriaux sur le statut des femmes a rencontre la ministre de la Condition feminine a Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario – La Coalition nationale des conseils consultatifs provinciaux et territoriaux sur le statut des femmes a tenu sa rencontre annuelle à Ottawa les 26 et 27 septembre 2016. A cette occasion, les membres de la Coalition ont eu l’opportunité de rencontrer la ministre fédérale de la Condition Féminine, l’Honorable Patricia Hajdu, afin d’échanger sur les enjeux relatifs a l’Egalite entre les femmes et les hommes a travers le pays, de même que les membres ont pu mettre en lumière les actions de la Coalition mettent de l’avant pour défendre les intérêts des femmes.

“Nous sommes très heureuse d’avoir rencontre la Ministre de la Condition féminine”, déclare Linda Ross, présidente-directrice générale du Conseil consultatif de la province de Terre-Neuve et Labrador et actuelle présidente de la Coalition…La Coalition nationale des conseils consultatifs


National Coalition of Provincial and Territorial Advisory Councils on the Status of Women meet with Minister Hajdu in Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario – The National Coalition of Provincial and Territorial Advisory Councils on the Status of Women held its annual meeting in Ottawa on September 26 and 27, 2016. The meetings provided the Coalition with an opportunity to meet with Honourable Patty Hajdu, the Federal Minister of Status of Women, to share and discuss issues related to women’s equality across the country as well as to highlight how the Coalition can advance the interests of women.

“We were very pleased to hear from Minister Hajdu,” said Linda Ross, President/CEO of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Advisory Council and current Chairperson for the Coalition…National Coalition meet with Minister Hajdu in Ottawa


For Immediate Release: Sexual Violence Awareness Week Committee Holds Public Panel to Discuss Sexual Violence & the Justice System

St. John’s, NL- This year’s Sexual Violence Awareness (SVA) Week Committee partners are hosting a panel session to examine the role of the justice system and its impact on survivors of sexual violence. Sponsored by The Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, the event titled “Sexual Violence and the Justice System” will include community representatives and members of the province’s justice system, who will explore ways of increasing support within the justice system for survivors of sexual violence. The event takes place on Monday, September 12th, 7-9pm at St. John’s City Hall’s E.B. Foran Room.

“In the past few years, there has been significant public attention and discussion around sexual assault cases locally, nationally and internationally. Involvement in the legal system can be very traumatic for many survivors of sexual violence, who often report feeling blamed for their actions and re-victimized through the court process. Public Panel to Discuss Sexual Violence and the Justice System 


Nous avons besoin de plus de femmes en politique, mais…

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Toutes celles et ceux qui suivent l’actualité à la télévision ou sur les médias sociaux sont des témoins impuissants des nombreuses attaques personnelles visant les politiciens- hommes et femmes. C’est une chose que d’être en désaccord avec une décision ou une politique, et, admettons-le, nous le sommes tous à un moment ou à un autre, mais le débat sur les enjeux a récemment cédé la place au harcèlement et à l’abus qui sont ainsi devenus la norme en politique. Il ne faut pas se demander pourquoi autant de personnes que nous connaissons capables, compétentes et qualifiées n’ont aucun désir à se lancer en politique !…    Poursuivez la lecture ici



We Need More Women in Politics But… An Opinion Article by Coalition Chair of Provincial and Territorial Advisory Councils on the Status of Women

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Anyone following the news on TV or social media these days can’t help but witness the spectacle of personal abuse being hurled at politicians everywhere – male and female. It’s one thing to disagree with a policy or decision that’s been made, and let’s face it – we all do at points along the way, but challenging issues has of late given way to harassment and abuse becoming the accepted norm in politics. Then we wonder why the many capable, competent, qualified people we know have no desire to run for political office!…Continue reading Women in Politics