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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 effective way to minimize these double standards and...
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 principle of inclusion. The risks of exclusion are...
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-elect Valérie Plante said in her victory speech on...
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 current numbers, 39 per cent of MLAs elected were ...
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 Government, Winding Path Inc., and Women’s...
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 or not Parliament Hill is a safe space for women...
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 in positions of influence, noting they have never...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Filmmaker spotlights Canadian women in politics
The stories of the Fathers of Confederation have been well-told, but many of the women involved in politics and community life before, during and after Confederation remain unknown to all but the most committed Canadian history buffs. A new series of web-based documentary short films to be...
Thursday, December 08, 2016
MP posts letter attacking her for wearing clothes that make her 'bare neck' visible
Michelle Rempel, the Conservative MP for Calgary Nose Hill, is again speaking out about the harassment and abuse Canada’s female politicians endure. On Tuesday, she tweeted a picture of an anonymous and deeply unsettling letter she received attacking her for wearing clothes that expose her “bare...
Sandra Jansen
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Impassioned Sandra Jansen calls on legislature to stand against misogyny
Warning: This story contains foul language some readers will find offensive. Calgary MLA Sandra Jansen drew a standing ovation on November 22, 2016 after she rose in the legislature and gave an impassioned speech denouncing the hateful and misogynistic comments she has faced since crossing the...
Monday, October 17, 2016
The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada 2016
This annual study provides a snapshot of the gaps in men and women’s access to economic security, personal security, education, health, and positions of leadership in Canada’s largest 25 metropolitan areas. It measures these gaps in a given community in order to capture inequalities that can be...
Monday, September 19, 2016
Women’s Political Representation & Electoral Systems in Canada
Many Canadians are grappling with the prospect of changes to Canada’s First Past the Post electoral system. The current consultation phase represents an enormous opportunity to better understand the limitations and opportunities of electoral systems generally. This overview generated by Equal...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Maria Fleming
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political engagement, the program is designed to teach...
Friday, June 24, 2016
A Message from Canadian Women MPs: "Dear 20 Year Old Me"
This short video features women Members of Parliament, including Anita Vandenbeld, talking about what they wished they knew when they were 20, and encourages young women to apply to Daughters of the Vote. Equal Voice is selecting young women from each riding across the country to participate in the...
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Canada: Removing Barriers Preventing Women from Attaining Top Leadership Positions
Building on the Canadian government's long-standing support for broader gender diversity, Ontario is working to eliminate barriers women face in attaining top positions in businesses and provincial agencies and boards. With input from the new Women in Business Steering Committee co-chaired by Tracy...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Canada: All-party support for legislation to end gender inequality in politics
As MPs start debate on Bill C-237, MP Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby South) announced politicians from across party lines support his private member's bill aimed at bringing gender parity to Parliament. "Most of the time in Ottawa, politicians from different parties can't agree with each other on pretty...
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Canadian MP Michelle Rempel paints picture of routine sexism in Parliament
Female MPs are applauding one of their colleagues for writing a scathing op-ed that sheds light on the routine discrimination endured by women in politics. In an opinion column, Michelle Rempel, the Conservative MP for Calgary Nose Hill, recounted what she described as the “everyday sexism” she has...
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Canada: Daughters of the Vote
As part of the lead up to Canada’s 150th celebrations in 2017, Equal Voice is launching a national initiative, Daughters of the Vote, to recognize a significant event in Canadian history: The 100th anniversary of the first voting rights for a select number of Canadian women granted in 1916. Equal...