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Violence Against Women
CFUW has launched a National initiative to prevent and respond to violence against women. We would ask you to please submit your project reports by April 30, 2014 for inclusion in the CFUW Annual Report. For more information and to get involved, please click here.
Over a one-year period between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010, 64,500 women and 39,200 children were admitted to shelters in Canada.
CFUW is sending 14 delegates to the United National Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York City taking place from March 10 to 21, 2014. The CSW is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.The discussion at this year’s session will primarily focus on the challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) for women and girls. Read our joint oral statement on the priority theme.
OTTAWA – February 12, 2013 – With the exception of a few announcements, Economic Action Plan 2014 offers very little to improve women’s economic opportunities and address violence against women says the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW). Read the full press release here.