A Call for Equality in GovernanceWednesday, July 28 2010
For Immediate Release: Halifax (December 7, 2006)
On December 10th, International Human Rights Day, Canada will mark the 25th anniversary of its ratification of the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Instead of celebrating this historical milestone, women in Canada are mobilizing to ensure that governments honour and respect their international and domestic human rights commitments.
"The Status of Women Canada cuts are not the only ones that threaten our equality rights and democracy. The recent cuts to groups that help end violence, poverty and discrimination - including cuts to Adult Literacy Programs, The Court Challenges Program and the Law Commission of Canada, to name a few - are devastating to the future of our country," says Stephanie Hunter, FemJEPP Coordinator.
The following groups launched a Card Writing Campaign on December 8 at the Lord Nelson Hotel, with speakers, presentations and performances, including the Raging Grannies and The Radical Feminists, and Street Theatre.
- Action for Women’s Equality and Human Rights
- Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
- Avalon Sexual Assault Centre
- Canadian Labour Congress
- Nova Scotia Community Advocates Network
- Dalhousie University Women’s Centre
- Feminists for Just and Equitable Public Policy (FemJEPP)
- Nova Scotia Federation of Labour
- Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women
- Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union
- Saint Mary’s University Women’s Centre
- The Women Are Angry Campaign
- Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS)
- Women’s Centre Connect