In a move that underscores the need for the Canadian government to act on complaints of human rights abuses committed by Canadian corporations operating overseas, 119 indigenous women who were sexually assaulted by security guards employed by Barrick Gold’s Porgera Joint Venture mine in Porgera, Papua New Guinea, are appealing for the United Nations’ intervention.
Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the Unites States is a renewed call on radical feminist men to reject patriarchy, misogyny, sexism, white supremacy, and other men’s claim to control women’s reproductive power and sexuality.
A recent study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives confirms Victoria as the best city to be a woman in Canada in 2016. The capital of British Columbia also grabbed top spot in the CCPA’s 2015 study.
David Suzuki on the crisis of violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada, and the “hard work and leadership of Indigenous women and communities who have spent decades calling for an inquiry.”
A Canadian woman’s #NotOkay call on women to share their sexual assault stories on Twitter has partly fueled U.S. Republican leaders’ unfolding rebellion against their party’s nominee for president.
The growing militarization of law enforcement agencies, fueled by the “use of force” industry, has anti-police violence groups protesting and arguing that governments should prioritize human needs over militarization and violence.
Not only are advertisements that feature sex and violence bad for business, but more importantly they are causing damage by normalising violence against women.
Hopes for a female, feminist UN Secretary-General look increasingly unlikely, but there are creative ideas circulating for feminist system reforms that would spur progress from the bottom-up, writes Lyric Thompson, a senior policy manager at the International Center for Research on Women.