Posts Tagged ‘women’

12 ways women can unlock the door to political decision-making

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

woman with keyInternational Women’s Day reminds us that, for women, a crucial part of the struggle for equality and justice is an equal voice in political decisions.

But if history teaches us anything, it’s that waiting for those backroom doors to swing wide isn’t a winning strategy.

Two years ago, I published an article in Campaigns and Elections Canada with a dozen ways women can unlock those doors – and make a difference once we’re inside. (more…)

The silencing power of hate and fear – a personal story of remembrance

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

When anyone shoots or hits or shoves or murders us because we are women, we remember and take action because we are women. December 6.It was 1989. I had an apartment and my first ‘real’ job – working for a member of Parliament.  I was young, opinionated, making my own way in the world and loving it … when I decided to write a letter to the editor of the Vancouver Sun.

I wrote a letter because I had something to say about there being less conflict in the world if there were more women in decision-making positions. I honestly don’t remember what prompted me to write or the details of what I said. But I do remember what happened next.


Commemorating the women of l’École Polytechnique

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

December 6 marks the twenty-third anniversary of the violent deaths of 14 women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. It’s a day of grief, sadness and anger – and a day when we rededicate ourselves to equality, opportunity and freedom from violence for women everywhere

We’ve created a few images we’ll be using and sharing in memory of those young women, and we’re inviting you to do the same. (Click each image to see it full-sized.)

They include a poster :

When anyone shoots or hits or shoves or murders us because we are women, we remember and take action because we are women - December 6


Do women decide elections in Canada?

Monday, December 6th, 2010

When Campaigns & Elections magazine planned a whole issue on women in politics, NOW’s Maya Russell decided to tackle the critical role of women as voters. She talked to several public opinion professionals about the gender gap in support for national political parties, and how the party Leaders fare with women voters. See the online magazine and let us know what you think!