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Take action on International Women’s Day

Posted in: Activism Guide, Canada
    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 16:05

    On Friday, March 8th, mark International Women’s Day by celebrating women human rights defenders and taking action to end gender-based discrimination and violence.

    In Canada and around the world, women and non-binary people disproportionately experience discrimination and violence because of who they are. The sizable task of holding those responsible for these human rights abuses to account is largely left to women human rights defenders. These courageous advocates work to create a more just and equal world, often while dealing with their own lived experiences of discrimination and violence, and sometimes despite great personal risks to their safety.

    Join our campaign briefing on Wednesday, February 27th at 7:00 PM EST to learn how you can get involved. 

    >>> Register now!


    END STERILIZATION OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN IN CANADA WITHOUT CONSENT

    Sterilization of Indigenous women in Canada without their consent is a form of violence, a form of torture, and it must stop.

    • Learn more by visiting our webpage, and by joining our webinar scheduled for Wednesday, February 27th at 7pm EST. Alisa Lombard from Maurice Law, the lawyer leading the proposed class action law suit representing Indigenous women in Saskatchewan who have been sterilized without their consent, will be our guest speaker! >>> Register now!

    Please do these two things to mark International Women's Day:

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    SUPPORT WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS JAILED IN SAUDI ARABIA

    Women human rights defenders detained in 2018 in Saudi Arabia have not yet been charged with any crime, and remain in prison where there are credible allegations they have been subjected to torture and other forms of ill-treatment.

    Please do these two things to mark International Women's Day:

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