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Response to the Recent Attack at Gender Studies Class at the University of Waterloo

June 30, 2023

STATEMENT JUNE 30, 2023 CFUW is deeply saddened to hear about the recent attack at the University of Waterloo. The attack happening in a gender studies class brings back painful memories of the 1989 Polytechnique Massacre, where gender and hate were a motivator for violence. Schools and campuses should be a place of safety, for…


National Indigenous Peoples’ Day

May 16, 2023

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day! June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples. Although these…


CFUW Submission of Canada’s 4th Universal Periodic Review

April 27, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 28, 2023 – CFUW submission on the occasion of Canada’s 4th Universal Periodic Review to the United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) Every five years, civil society actors, states, and human rights monitoring-bodies contribute a report to the OHCHR on Canada’s performance on securing human…


CFUW Statement on Budget 2023

March 30, 2023

March 30, 2023 – CFUW Statement on the 2023 Federal Budget In October 2022, CFUW submitted a written submission for the pre-budget consultations in advance of the upcoming federal budget. Our recommendations included: $500 million additional per year for a National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) $100 million annually of investment into climate initiatives,…


Call to Action: Environmental Racism and Justice

March 16, 2023

Support of Bill C-226 on a National Strategy to Address Environmental Racism Bill C-226: An Act respecting the development of a national strategy to assess, prevent and address environmental racism and to advance environmental justice This bill is about to go for its third reading and would enact the need for a national strategy on…


CFUW joins #Women4GunControl Coalition

March 16, 2023

Campaign on Bill C-21 to ban assault-style firearms CFUW joins Women’s 30 other Women’s and Feminist Organizations as part of the #Women4GunControl Coalition to Call on National Party Leaders to Honour Their Campaign Promises to Ban Assault-Style Firearms From the open letter to national party leaders: “Gun control is a feminist issue, since access to…


Remembering the Victims of the Ecole Polytechnique Massacre and a Renewed Call for Action on Femicide

December 6, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa | December 6th, 2022 Remembering the Victims of the Ecole Polytechnique Massacre and a Renewed Call for Action on Femicide Ottawa, December 6th, 2022 – Today is the 33rd anniversary of the mass shooting, femicide, and gender-based violence (GBV) that we remember as the Polytechnique Massacre in Montréal, Quebec. We remember…


Statement on Roe v. Wade

June 27, 2022

June 27, 2022 CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (CFUW) STANDS WITH WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), an organization founded in 1919 working to improve the status of women by promoting human rights, public education, social justice, and peace in Canada and abroad, is deeply concerned over…


Joint Statement from Canadian organizations on Special Immigration Measures for Afghan Nationals

June 15, 2022

CFUW is proud to join the Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, the Afghan Youth Engagement and Development Initiative, the Afghan Women’s Centre of Montreal, Northern Lights Canada, Women Living Under Muslim Laws, the Canadian International Learning Foundation, Hazara Women Organization, and the Canadian Hazara Humanitarian Services on a joint statement urging the Government of Canada to…


World Refugee Day Infographic

June 13, 2022

Ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20, check out CFUW’s new infographic with quick facts & figures about refugees around the world and learn how you can take action. Click here to view the infographic with clickable source links! #WorldRefugeeDay




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