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CFUW Joins Canadian Women’s Organizations to Condemn Global Gag Rule

In a joint public statement issued January 25, 2017, the Canadian Federation of University Women joined organizations across Canada to condemn the Global Gag Rule enacted by President Trump in his first days in office. The Global Gag Rule prohibits foreign NGOs from receiving US assistance related to family planning and reproductive health. This reduces women’s access to reproductive health services such as counseling, referrals, abortion services and information, and causes real and serious harm. You can read the statement here.

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CFUW condemns the recent attack on the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre

The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) condemns the recent attack on the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City. We mourn the loss of every human life and offer our sympathy to the community. Read full press release here.

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CFUW to Host Parallel Event at UNCSW61

CFUW will be hosting a Parallel Event at this year’s United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York. For a week in March every year, organizations from around the world converge on New York City to attend the Commission. States and organizations host events and share the work they have been doing on women’s equality. This year, CFUW will be hosting a Parallel Event at the Armenian Cultural Centre on March 16th. Five speakers, including two CFUW Vice Presidents and representatives from the YWCA and Mosqoy, will discuss women, mentorship and the changing world of work. You can see the poster for the event here.

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