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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Canada: Government of Canada Assists Female Students and Senior Women
Young and senior women in the Québec City area will have a chance to gain critical skills thanks to an investment by theGovernment of Canada in two projects. One of the projects project will bring female students together to learn about the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Canada: Committee Helps Get Women More Involved
Women account for more than 50 per cent of Nova Scotia’s population, but represent 21 per cent of municipal councils, according to the Union of Municipalities Women in Local Government Committee. Hoping to encourage women to participate in...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Canada: Female Politicians Head to School
Fact is, women aren’t well represented in politics, including at the municipal level. About 20 per cent of the representatives of Nova Scotia’s 55 municipalities are women, despite women making up a little more than half of the population....
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Canada: "Take our Girls to Vote" Campaign
Equal Voice is pleased to launch a new campaign entitled “Take our Girls to Vote”. Along with partners from The Dominion Institute, Girl Guides of Canada, TakingITGlobal, Student Vote, and YWCA Canada, this campaign asks Canadians to...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Canada: Equal Voice Urges PM to Boost Women in Cabinet as Number of Women Elected to Parliament Stalls Below the 21 Percent Bar
Last night’s election may prove a major setback for women’s representation if the final results show we have fewer women—or at best the same number-- in the House of Commons. Equal Voice issued an urgent call to Prime Minister Stephen Harper...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Canada: PM Puts Feminine Face on Cabinet
The federal cabinet got a more feminine touch after a higher proportion of women than ever before joined the upper ranks of government yesterday. The shuffle put 11 women into the 38-member cabinet – eight as full ministers and three as junior...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Canada: Racialized women run for Toronto City Council
Three racialized women run for Toronto City Council for the Fall election, a unique moment in a city council dominated by white men. "We talk a lot about diversity. We say diversity is our strength. We don't lack talented people. A lot of...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Canada: More Women Running this Election - But Many in Hopeless Race
Women are better represented in this federal election than in previous campaigns, but many are running in ridings where their party doesn’t stand a chance. Equal Voice, a group that advocates for more women in Canadian politics, crunched...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Canada: Nearly a third of election candidates are women, up slightly from 2008
An advocacy group says there are 407 women candidates registered for the May 2 federal election representing 31 per cent of all those running for seats in Parliament. Equal Voice, a non-aligned, non-profit group promoting women candidates,...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Canada: Voters send a record 76 women to parliament - most of them NDP
The 41st Parliament in Canada will have 76 women – up from 69 elected in 2008. Most are from the NDP, whose 40 women make up 39 per cent of its caucus. That’s the highest number of women in a Canadian federal caucus, but the percentage is...
Monday, June 20, 2011
International Workshop Gender Training
Organizations, programmes and projects are increasingly being asked to develop gender equality policies and strategies that seek to provide women and men with equal opportunities and ensure that there interventions are gender-sensitive or at the...
Friday, June 17, 2011
International Workshop Gender Training
Organizations, programmes and projects are increasingly being asked to develop gender equality policies and strategies that seek to provide women and men with equal opportunities and ensure that there interventions are gender-sensitive or at the...
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Invitation to panel discussion on Rights, Participation and Democracy in Bolivia
The Women's Rights and Citizenship and Peace, Conflict and Development programs at IDRC, along with the Just Governance Group, invites to a panel discussion on Rights, Participation and Democracy in Bolivia. The panel will examine the current...
Monday, August 31, 2009
Screening of Dancing with the Octopus
Calling all female candidates and their supporters!Sandy Mayzell, an independent filmmaker from British Columbia, is currently recording footage for her documentary entitled, Dancing with the Octopus, a feature length film on women in public life.Ms...
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Anne McLellan
“Certainly networking with women is important, and that is one of the things I talk about when I go out and talk about why we don’t have more women in politics.” - Anne McLellan iKNOW Politics: You were elected to the Canadian House of Common for 13...
Monday, May 25, 2009
Best Practices Used by Political Parties to Promote Women in Politics
This consolidated response highlights strategies and policies that may be used in addition to gender quotas by political parties to increase the numbers of women in politics. The strategies described in this response include establishing women’s...
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Grant Mitchell
"I would also advise men in politics to talk to and meet with every woman you can think of who might run for office if she is encouraged and supported. This would eventually lead to greater numbers of women in politics.” - Grant Mitchell iKNOW...
Friday, February 20, 2009
Gender Mainstreaming in the Americas
This consolidated response highlights some of the important aspects and examples of mainstreaming gender into legislative frameworks in the Americas. Some of these include the creation of national machineries to promote gender equal policies, the...

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