Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) launches Campaign of Solidarity with Aboriginal Women

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


On Monday December 1, 2014 at 10am PST/1pm EST the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) will officially launch our Campaign of Solidarity with Aboriginal Women at www.fafia-afai.org/solidarity-campaign.

About the Campaign:

In early 2015, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will release reports on their investigations into the murders and disappearances of Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.

FAFIA and the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) requested formal investigations by the CEDAW Committee and the IACHR. The violence against Canada’s Aboriginal women and girls is a human rights crisis for the country, and FAFIA and NWAC believe that scrutiny by international experts will help to increase respect for the human rights of women and girls.

The investigations are the first inquiries by international human rights bodies into violations of the human rights of Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. We invite you to learn more about FAFIA’s Campaign of Solidarity with Aboriginal Women and to help spread the word about the human rights of Aboriginal women and girls.

What You Can Do Today:

 

Refugee Hub at uOttawa Law

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Refugeehub.ca

Our amazing students, faculty and staff have launched a website for the Refugee Hub, where law, activism and academics come together to support refugees in Canada and worldwide. Well done!

Two New op-eds by Feminist Law Professors

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Two op-eds on important legal issues have been penned by Prof. Jennifer Bond of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, and by Prof. Gillian Calder of the University of Victoria Faculty of Law.

Fabulous to see feminist voices in the media!

Food Security in Canada

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Food Bank Canada released a report today showing that food bank use has increased in Canada in the past year. Groups who are disproportionately forced to use food banks include First Nations, Metis and Inuit people, immigrants and refugees and single adults who live alone and rely on social assistance to supplement low employment incomes.
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