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The Canadian Progressive: In Canada, gender inequality has persisted or worsened: study

A new study says gender inequality in Canada has persisted or worsened in critical areas such as violence against women, women’s economic security, and the human rights of Aboriginal women and girls.

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Bill Longstaff: About those Canadian values

The shooting spree by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau on Parliament Hill that resulted in the death of soldier Nathan Cirillo has resulted in a rush of rhetoric about a threat to Canadian values. As I commented in a previous post, Zehaf-Bibeau’s rampage was no such thing. The idea that an irrational act of violence by a mentally-unbalanced . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: About those Canadian values

The Canadian Progressive: Missing and murdered aboriginal women a black eye on Canada

If Canada wants to be taken seriously, the national crisis of 1,200 missing and murdered aboriginal women must be addressed, argues Winnipeg columnist Don Marks.

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Melissa Fong: Why @Suey_park won’t “enact the labour”: Women of Colour don’t owe you an education- #CancelColbert Part 4

…she seemed to discount Zepp as a “White Male” and told him that she, “won’t enact that labour” of explaining to him why a White male probably couldn’t understand why a Woman of Colour’s point of view. I am here today to enact that labour. We are born into this history of racism and sexism. . . . → Read More: Melissa Fong: Why @Suey_park won’t “enact the labour”: Women of Colour don’t owe you an education- #CancelColbert Part 4

The Canadian Progressive: Parliament’s Sham Report on Missing, Murdered Aboriginal Women Trashed

by: Obert Madondo

Many had hoped the Special Parliamentary Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women would move Canada closer to addressing the perennial issue of more than 600 missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.

The committee’s final report, delivered in parliament last week, turned out to be another government-sponsored sham. Most shocking is the . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Parliament’s Sham Report on Missing, Murdered Aboriginal Women Trashed

The Canadian Progressive: Human rights justice blocked for Aboriginal women in Canada

by: Canadian Human Rights Commission | Press Release

OTTAWA, March 4, 2014 – Fear of retaliation is among the top reasons why Aboriginal women in Canada won’t come forward when they experience discrimination, the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) says in its Annual Report, tabled in Parliament today.

The report presents key findings from a . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Human rights justice blocked for Aboriginal women in Canada

The Canadian Progressive: Loretta Saunders: Unifor calls for justice for all missing and murdered aboriginal women

by: UNIFOR | Press Release

HALIFAX, Feb. 27, 2014 – Unifor members across the country were devastated to hear the news late yesterday afternoon that police had discovered the remains of Loretta Saunders near the Trans-Canada highway inNew Brunswick.

“This is a terrible loss, and our thoughts are with her family, friends, and community,” said . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Loretta Saunders: Unifor calls for justice for all missing and murdered aboriginal women

Melissa Fong: Loretta Saunders is not a singular case: Inappropriate and inadequate responses from Harper Government

… Let me be clear: Aboriginal women are TARGETS of violence because they are treated as disposable objects. How many ignored Pickton concerns were there before someone decided to take 49 missing women seriously? Advocates of missing women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside were IGNORED by police while FOURTY-NINE WOMEN WERE MURDERED.

This is not just . . . → Read More: Melissa Fong: Loretta Saunders is not a singular case: Inappropriate and inadequate responses from Harper Government

Paul S. Graham: Winnipeggers demand justice for missing and murdered aboriginal women

Oct. 4, 2013: Winnipeggers gathered at the Manitoba Legislature to remember the lives of 600 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada, 75 of whom came from Manitoba. Photo: Paul S. Graham

Winnipeggers gathered at the Manitoba Legislature on Friday afternoon to demand an national inquiry into the causes for the disappearance or . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Winnipeggers demand justice for missing and murdered aboriginal women

The Canadian Progressive: National inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women needed: United Church of Canada

By: United Church of Canada | Press Release

TORONTO, June 17, 2013 – The United Church of Canada has added its voice to the call by the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) for the Canadian government to convene as soon as possible a national inquiry into . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: National inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women needed: United Church of Canada

Paul S. Graham: Walking for Mother Earth

Winnipeg, April 21, 2013: Some of the participants in the 10th annual Seventh Generation Walk for Mother Earth, at the Oodena Circle at The Forks. Photo: Paul S. Graham

Despite the inclement weather, this year’s Seventh Generation Walk for Mother Earth was a lively celebration that began at Central Park and ended . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Walking for Mother Earth

The Canadian Progressive: Organizations hold forum on missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada

Gone but never forgotten: First Nations women murdered in alarming numbers and little is done about it By: Ryan Bromsgrove | Vue Weekly: “She was just getting her life on track; she got married, she was settling down, she was really focused on keeping the family together, and she happened to be hanging out […]

. . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Organizations hold forum on missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada

The Canadian Progressive: PETITION: Tell the RCMP you stand with B.C.’s abused Aboriginal women

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, March 3, 2013: A recent scathing report by Human Rights Watch accused the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) of excessive force, and physical and sexual assault of Aboriginal women and girls in northern British Columbia. Both Prime Minister Stephen Harper the RCMP responded to the report in a . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: PETITION: Tell the RCMP you stand with B.C.’s abused Aboriginal women

The Canadian Progressive: Human Rights Watch report confirms sexist and racist violence endured by Aboriginal women

By Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres | Feb. 18, 2013: “This (Human Rights Watch) report confirms frontline evidence of sexist and racist violence endured by Aboriginal women. Frontline centers have recorded and protested this violence over many years,” says Lee Lakeman for CASAC. Since 2001 CASAC has been focusing particular attention on these issues . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Human Rights Watch report confirms sexist and racist violence endured by Aboriginal women