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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6, 2023 / Comments Off on National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On this National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women…  CFUW-FCFDU remembers the 14 women who were murdered 34 years ago at the École Polytechnique simply because they were women: Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Maryse Laganière, Maryse Leclair, Anne -Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Michèle Richard,…

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

June 30, 2023 / Comments Off on CFUW Response to the Recent Attack at Gender Studies Class at the University of Waterloo

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…

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CFUW Submission of Canada’s 4th Universal Periodic Review

April 27, 2023 / Comments Off on CFUW Submission of Canada’s 4th Universal Periodic Review

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…

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CFUW Statement on Budget 2023

March 31, 2023 / Comments Off on CFUW Statement on Budget 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,…

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

March 16, 2023 / Comments Off on Remembering the Victims of the Ecole Polytechnique Massacre and a Renewed Call for Action on Femicide

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…

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CFUW Statement on Roe v. Wade

June 27, 2022 / Comments Off on CFUW Statement on Roe v. Wade

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…

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

June 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Joint Statement from Canadian organizations on Special Immigration Measures for Afghan Nationals

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…

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Elder Rights & Long-Term Care Justice Campaign Testimonials

April 12, 2022 / Comments Off on Elder Rights & Long-Term Care Justice Campaign Testimonials

On May 4, 2022, advocates from across Canada participated in a poster campaign for CFUW’s second annual action day for elder rights & long-term care justice. Check out the testimonials below: Click here to view the signs and quotes!

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CFUW Letter on the Conflict in Ukraine

March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on CFUW Letter on the Conflict in Ukraine

On March 8, CFUW National President & VP International Relations sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly, and Minister of National Defence Anita Anand regarding the current conflict in Ukraine. Click here to read the letter.

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