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Urgent Culture & Procedural Changes Needed for Addressing and Preventing Sexual Assault and Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces

On May 28, 2021, CFUW National President wrote to the Minister of National Defence, Harjit Sajjan, about concerns for the safety of civilian and military employees of the Canadian Armed Forces & Department of National Defence as a result of systemic sexual misconduct and gender-based violence. “Re: Urgent Culture & Procedural Changes Needed for Addressing …

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Long-Term Care & Elder Rights

On Tuesday, May 4, concerned Canadians from across the country joined together for a day of action & National Town Hall meeting on Long-Term Care & Elder Rights in Canada! Click here to view the Town Hall recording. Check out all of the photos & quotes of CFUW members who took action: Click here to …

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CFUW Response to 2021 Budget

CFUW applauds federal budget’s historic investments into national child care program, gender-based violence Click here for PDF file of this release Ottawa, ON – April 21, 2020 The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) welcomes the historic federal budget tabled by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland in the House of Commons on April 19, 2021. CFUW …

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Canadian women join over 25,000 others at virtual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 26, 2021 Over the past two weeks, twenty-seven delegates from women’s clubs across Canada, joined over 25,000 activists from around the world to participate in this year’s virtual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women is the principal intergovernmental body exclusively …

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CFUW’s Advocacy Scorecard

CFUW works to take action on social issues that impact women and girls in Canada and abroad. CFUW uses this “advocacy scorecard” page to monitor our advocacy efforts.  We publish our National advocacy letters to elected officials to identify allies and hold those in positions of power accountable.CFUW also supports the advocacy of partner organizations …

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16 Days of Activism 2020 Toolkit

The 16 Days of Activism (November 25th to December 10th) is an international campaign to generate actions that will put an end to violence against women and girls. From November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10th, International Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign …

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Using a Gender Lens

Using a Gender Lens

Learn more about how to use a Gender lens from CFUW’s one-page info sheet.