women's issues

Campaigners keep up fight to get women's issues onto election agenda

Thirty-one years after women's issues were last debated in an election, problems of gender violence and unequal pay refuse to go away.
The "You Don't Own Me" Get out the vote video

UPDATE: Lesley Gore, who died today at 68, remembered in 2012 video with Sia and Lena Dunham

Lesley Gore passed away today at the age of 68. Her 1964 hit “You Don’t Own Me,” inspired a generation.

Canadian Women's Foundation fights poverty, violence against women, and 'sexual slavery'

Women in Canada are taking the lead in making change, says the Canadian Women's Foundation – from ending 'sexual slavery' to addressing poverty and relationship violence – but not without controversy.

Murdered victims painted in "The Forgotten" need respect

The way I speak is through my paint brush… How was I going to tell the truth if I painted every single one of those women who went missing and many murdered in a pretty light? …Why now do some people...

When an outsider paints the DTES missing women

Last night I spoke at a National Conference at SFU talking about 'The Forgotten” Project. There was so much hostility in the room by a group of women from the DTES [Downtown Eastside]…These women...

Councillor Ellen Woodsworth: women hold up half the sky

COPE city councillor Ellen Woodsworth was jumping up and down last week, she was so excited that the women's advisory committee, conceived to address gender inequities, had gotten through. Seventy-...