Womens Equality

A Long Way To Go For Gender Equality In South Korea

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Politics

Unfortunately, South Korea still has a long way to go in terms of females getting opportunities in leadership positions. The number of female politicians in South Korea is 49 out of 300 members of parliament and South Korea had a 37.4 per cent gender wage gap, which was the largest gap among OECD countries in 2014..

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun(damental) Human Rights

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Impact

As of 2014, 143 out of 195 countries legally guarantee equality between men and women. I wish I could say that gender equality, or any equality, enforced by the law translates into equality in the minds of people. Deeply rooted problems preventing true parity have been promoted by patriarchy for years, passed on from one generation to another disguised as 'tradition.'

Young Women Must Vote for Equality, not for Harper

Lara Koerner Yeo | Posted 10.17.2015 | Canada Politics
Lara Koerner Yeo

For those women who care about advancing women's equality, the answer is simple: the women's equality vote is the non-Conservative, anti-Harper vote. We need a government that will champion women's equality by recognizing it as something that needs championing, not as something that already exists. There are young women who refuse to buy the "women are equal" Conservative tag line. We know what our foremothers fought for, we know what we've lost in our lifetime under Harper's leadership, and it's time to reclaim the losses.

Canada Slipping Behind Developed World In Women's Equality

CBC | Dean Beeby | Posted 09.07.2015 | Canada Politics

Canada is falling behind the developed world in women's equality, as poverty rates climb for elderly single women and for single-parent families heade...

For the Sake of Women, We Need to Do Better in 2015

Clare Beckton | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada Impact
Clare Beckton

As 2015 begins, it is a good time to reflect on the past year and look to the new year. For a period of years, women's equality seemed relegated to a dusty corner as many argued we had attained full equality in Canada. How wrong these pundits were in announcing a premature victory!

B.C. Failing Women

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - For the fifth year in a row, the women's legal advocacy group West Coast LEAF has handed British Columbia a failing grade for its treatmen...

Hey Parliament, Keep Your Laws Off my Body

Joyce Arthur | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Joyce Arthur

Canadian women won equality rights 27 years ago when the gender equality clause in our Charter of Rights and Freedoms took effect. Yet, several times since the turn of the 21st century, parliament has seen fit to debate whether women's rights should be restricted. How can this happen?