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B.C. to change human rights code to protect transgendered people

Justice Minister Suzanne Anton says the code will be changed to include "gender identity or expression" among the protected grounds its covers.

Rumana Monzur story: responses to news UBC student's eyes beyond repair

After today's news that UBC student Rumana Monzur's eyes are beyond repair, following the savage attack by her husband in Bangladesh, VO stopped a few people on the street to ask for their responses...

Canada's wage gap is the result of a self fulfilling prophecy by women: study

GUELPH, Ont. - Female university graduates looking for their first jobs expect to earn less than men, and those lower expectations may be the very reason the very real wage gap persists, a new study...

Christy Clark becomes BC's second female premier

BC scored its second woman premier in its history tonight, as Christy Clark became the fourth woman in Canadian history to serve as a provincial premier.

A woman’s survival guide to hip-hop and fishing

As a woman working in the male-dominated world of hip-hop, I often feel frustrated. I tend to be treated more like a groupie or a mother than like an intelligent professional.  A few months ago...

UN hones in on female genital mutilation

Gender justice was a focus at the UN Summit on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) last week in New York. A promise was made to address the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM...

Canada's most irritating activist gets the job done

By his own description, Don Chapman is irritating. Politicians grow weary of hearing from him, he says.  But he never gives up. His persistence has made him immensely effective in gaining the...

He-cession, She-cession

Is the recession hitting women harder than men?