Opposition MPs Call for Establishment of a Permament Parliamentary Committee on Women

Monday, July 26 2010
Members of the Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA-AFAI) are very excited about the recent demand by opposition parties for the establishment of a permanent Parliamentary Committee on Women.


 

As many of you may know, FAFIA and other members of the Coalition for Women's Equality, among others, have been calling for a Standing Committee of the House of Commons on Women's Equality for some time now. In fact, its establishment was identified as a key mechanism to facilitate Canada's improved compliance with CEDAW (the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women) at a FAFIA think tank in June 2003.   For more information on the call for a permanent Parliamentary Committee on Women's Equality, please see FAFIA's brief at http://www.fafia-afai.org/gvt/parliament.htm.


 

As has already been indicated, now is the time to show your support for this committee. Again, contact info is the following: FAFIA (613) 232-9505, x222 npeckford@fafia-afai.org

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