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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
For women foreign ministers and activists, a historic first in Montreal
At the first official Women Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Canada provided a window for activists to shape ideas about what a feminist foreign policy should look like. Those present tell OpenCanada what they’ll be watching for from the ministers at the...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Voices from the political trenches: Women candidates talk gender parity
“Voices from the Trenches: Women Candidates Talk Gender Parity,” a roundtable discussion on women in Quebec politics. At this roundtable discussion, women candidates—including Marie-Josée Forget (Québec Solidaire), Catherine Fournier (Parti...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Fighting sexual harassment helps women rise, says Canadian PM
TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says movements such as Me Too play a role in changing a workplace culture that often keeps women from top-level positions. Speaking at a women’s summit in Toronto, the prime minister said sexual harassment is...
Monday, September 10, 2018
ParlAmericas working session: Political Inclusion – Advancing Indigenous Women’s Leadership
From September 9 to 12, 2018, parliamentarians from across the Americas and the Caribbean will attend ParlAmericas’ 15th Plenary Assembly in Victoria, British Columbia. The conference will focus on fostering inclusion as an integral component of...
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Canada to host first women foreign ministers meeting
Canada is set to host the first meeting of women foreign ministers in September, officials said Wednesday. The meeting will take place in Montreal on September 21 and 22 while the UN General Assembly is underway in New York, Canada's foreign...
Monday, April 30, 2018
Equal Voice Alberta launches workshops to recruit more women into politics
Equal Voice Alberta is urging more women to run in the 2019 Alberta provincial election. The group launched their She Leads Campaign 101 Workshops on Saturday with a panel discussion that drew more than 40 attendees. Organizer Jenessa Crognali says...
Friday, April 20, 2018
It's Time: Addressing Sexual Violence in Political Institutions
Join  Young Women's Leadership Network as they release the research and resources on addressing sexual violence within political institutions. With a provincial election on the horizon in Ontario, it's time for political institutions to take...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Bullying of women in politics commonplace says Canadian MP
Burlington MP told online she was 'a traitor to the country' and should abort unborn baby after announcing pregnancy. When a social media user decided to post a derogatory comment to Pam Damoff’s Twitter page, rather than brushing it off and...
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Who runs the House? Women lead major three parties in Canada Commons
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh named NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau the party’s new House leader in last week's shuffle of his party's critics. So for the first time, all three House leaders of the three major political parties are women, including Small...
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Sexist media scrutiny of women in politics spans decades, study says
'Women are discouraged from seeking leadership roles because of that kind of attention' Hair, hemlines and husbands — media coverage of women running for federal political leadership in Canada has, historically, been quite different from their male...
Friday, November 10, 2017
50 for London - Women's Media Training
Description In Canadian news and information media, mens' voices still outnumber women's voices 2 to 1. There is also a growing body of research showing that the media often treats women differently than men. Women & Politics argues that an...
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Fourth IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians
Inclusion is a foundational pillar for all state activities. It is the very purpose of parliaments. Despite trends towards a more inclusive, mobile and interdependent world, increased pressures to raise barriers between people are challenging the...
Monday, November 06, 2017
'Fed up with the old boys' club': Women elected to top municipal jobs across Quebec
7 of 18 borough mayors elected in Montreal are women, as are many city councillors and other Quebec mayors.   Yesterday, Montrealers elected a woman to be mayor for the first time.  "We have written a new page in Montreal's history books," mayor-...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Record 111 women ran in British Columbia election, just 34 elected
A record number of women ran in British Columbia's (B.C.) provincial election, but that failed to translate into an increase of women in the province's legislative assembly. While 111 women were on the ballot, only 34 were elected. Based on the...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Canada: New project announced to engage Prince Edward Island women in politics
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Organizers of a three-year project hope to increase the number of Island women engaging as elected representatives and organizers. “Engaging Island Women for Political Action” is a project of the P.E.I. Coalition for Women in...
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Everyday acts of gender-based violence are far too common in Canadian politics
Written by iKNOW Politics Contributor Arezoo Najibzadeh and Emerald Bensadoun. This blog was originally published here by Huffington Post Canada on 20 March 2017.  In a country that prides itself in its gender-equal cabinet, the question of whether...
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Everyday acts of gender-based violence are far too common in Canadian politics
Written by iKNOW Politics Contributor Arezoo Najibzadeh and Emerald Bensadoun. This blog was originally published here by Huffington Post Canada on 20 March 2017.  In a country that prides itself in its gender-equal cabinet, the question of whether...
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Canada: New Brunswick's government to give political parties financial incentives to field women candidates
FREDERICTON -- New Brunswick's government is winning praise for its plan -- thought to be a Canadian first -- to give political parties a financial incentive to field more women candidates. Premier Brian Gallant said Wednesday more women are needed...