Women and Politics
In September 2006, NAWL was forced to shut its doors for one month because of delays in the approval of our Status of Women Canada funding application. On September 22, we were greatly relieved when the Honourable Bev Oda, Minister responsible for the Status of Women, confirmed that we would receive funding, albeit for only twelve months.
The Coalition for Women’s Equality (CWE) works with all political parties to create mechanisms that will ensure that the government delivers on the equality guarantees for women set out in the Canadian Charter, the Canadian Human Rights Act and in international agreements such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
In close collaboration with the Coalition for Women’s Equality (CWE), NAWL encourages women and women’s groups to get involved in federal elections and ask questions about women’s issues.
In 2000, the Canadian Women’s March Committee’s published a document called “It’s Time for Change”. This document set out a list of demands for the Federal Government aimed at ending poverty and violence against women. However, few of these demands have been implemented.
Winter 2006 “Coalition for Women’s Equality Makes Encouraging Progress”, by Charlotte Thibault
- Women and the Family
- Women, Work and Equality
- Social and Economic Rights
- Violence Against Women
- Immigration and Refugee Law
- Women’s Human Rights
- Women and Politics