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What do women want? In Ontario, they want change

A government that reflected women’s preferences would take Ontario in a different direction, if the polls are correct.

Killing Roe v. Wade could have ripple effects on democracy

A leaked draft decision of the U.S. Supreme Court suggests the iconic Roe v. Wade legislation could be overturned. That would directly impact women’s right to abortion. Democracy could become another casualty.

Nova Scotia health plan leaves out reproductive health

Having campaigned on a promise to fix Nova Scotia’s health care system, on April 22, 2022, new Premier Tim Houston, released Action for Health: A Strategic Plan for Nova Scotia. Despite its stated objective of establishing an “equitable and respectful health ecosystem”, the plan fails to include a single mention of women, pregnancy, sexual or reproductive health.

How to break the bias in Canada’s gender and trade agenda

How the government measures “inclusive trade” may undermine the policy’s feminist goals

Lets challenge carelessness on International Women’s Day

Carelessness has led Canada and the world down a dangerous path. Committing to a caring society, one that’s equitable, inclusive, and peaceful, must become our rallying cry

Economic recovery for whom? For all the talk of recovery, many women and gender-diverse people are still struggling

As we head into budget season, the question we should be asking is: recovery for whom?

Where’s Canada’s plan to end gender-based violence?

The pandemic took a precarious situation and made it worse

Patching up Canada’s income security net: Lessons from the pandemic

The big question now for Canada is whether, by design or default, we will revert to the “same old, same old” after the crisis.

Unfinished Business: Recommendations to the new government for advancing gender equality

Gender equality advocates are under no illusion that there is a fight ahead in communities across the country to realize the tremendous potential of Election 2021.

Platform Crunch: Conservatives release five key planks

We dive into what the Conservative Party has promised ahead of the 44th Canadian election.

Rushing back to “normal”: Are we leaving the most vulnerable behind?

The rush back to some semblance of normalcy is understandable, but this sentiment can’t blind us to the work ahead.

The media hasn’t even begun to reckon with sexual violence and neither have we

For decades, the media has been circling the issue of sexual violence, mirroring society’s discomfort.

Not all retirement is made equal

A new CCPA report shows that retirement security is colour-coded in Canada

Mother’s Day under COVID-19, again

Work and mental health are challenging many mothers

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