Women’s Issues

One Billion Rising - The 2018 Campaign

THE 2018 CAMPAIGN ONE BILLION RISING REVOLUTION 2018: “SOLIDARITY” RISE! RESIST! UNITE! Once again, the theme of SOLIDARITY remains the focus of One Billion Rising 2018. We are coming into a time defined by a fierce escalation of fascist, imperialist, neo-liberal attacks on the lives of people around the world. And the most marginalized – working class, minority and women on the margins in every part of the globe –

Across the country Canadians join global women’s marches

Toronto, On – We’re back, more determined than ever and popping up in more places than last year – we’re speaking of the second coordinated round, of Women’s protest marches. In 38 communities across Canada, women demonstrated to proclaim messages of inclusion, equality and empowerment. Last year it was in response to Donald Trump’s boasts of sexual misconduct and his divisive policies that fueled the movement. This year it was

December 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Canada remembers the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989 by an act of gender-based violence. We also commemorate the missing and murdered Aboriginal women, the trans-women and each and every woman in Ontario and across the world whose lives have been harmed or lost to gender-based violence. The 14 women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, were killed in a gender-based

Celebrate Women's History Month - October

October is Women’s History Month in Canada! It’s a time for Canadians to celebrate the achievements of women and girls throughout our history and recognize the trailblazing women who have shaped our country and way of life. Make your mark When women and girls bring their passion, energy and talents to everything they do, there is no stopping them! Looking back over the past 150 years since Confederation, countless women

Tunisia: comprehensive new law on violence against women

2 August 2017 On July 26, the Tunisian Parliament unanimously adopted a comprehensive law addressing all forms of violence against women, psychological and economic violence as well as physical. The law, the first of its kind in North Africa, mandates treatment for the victims and highlights the fundamental importance of education in support of the principles of human rights and gender equality. With the adoption of this law, Tunisia has

2017 International Women’s Day

On March 8, the world will celebrate International Women’s Day, a day to mark the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also calls for actions to be taken to address the unresolved issue of gender parity. Women are playing an ever increasing and meaningful role in our Union at all levels. The IAM is stronger when all united voices are at the bargaining table. There are

Women’s March on Washington

34 cities, towns and villages from coast to coast to coast in Canada held rallies this past weekend in support of women’s rights and other important causes. In Toronto, where the largest Canadian march was held, more than 60,000 women and their allies converged on Queen’s Park, the Ontario legislature as part of the worldwide movement. The marches were held on 21 January, 2017 and millions of women across the

#WhyWeMarch

Tuesday, January 17, 2017   By Barb Byers and Marie Clarke Walker     On Saturday, January 21, 2017, people of all genders, ages, races, abilities, backgrounds, and orientations will take part in the Women’s March on Washington and solidarity marches in more than 380 cities around the world. Barb will be marching in Vancouver, Marie will be in Toronto, and we wanted to tell you more about why we’re

Millions of Canadians want a national conversation on violence against women. Are all of our parliamentarians up for the debate?

November 25, 2014     Today is the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which kicks off 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The IAM thinks there is a need for our parliamentarians to get involved, the issue should be Up for Debate!      Following the launch of the Up For Debate campaign, two federal party leaders came out publically in support of

***IMPORTANT*** Domestic Violence in the Canadian Workplace

  LETTER OF INFORMATION   Introduction   You are invited to participate in a survey conducted by the Women’s Committee of the Canadian Labour Congress in partnership with researchers at the University of Western Ontario (Western). Barb MacQuarrie is the Community Director at the Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children (CREVAWC) in the Faculty of Education at Western; Dr. Nadine Wathen is an Associate Professor,