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Important Reminders

National Initiative:
Violence Against Women

CFUW has launched a National initiative to prevent and respond to violence against women. We would ask you to please submit your project reports by April 30, 2014 for inclusion in the CFUW Annual Report. For more information and to get involved, please click here

Over a one-year period between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010, 64,500 women and 39,200 children were admitted to shelters in Canada.

-SOURCE: CRIAW Fact Sheet: 
Burczycka, M. & Cotter, A.
Shelters for Abused
in Canada, 2010. 


All across Canada, people are celebrating Adult Learners’ Week! - March-25-14
Adult Learners’ Week (ALW) is being observed this year from March 29 to April 6 and championed by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCU) with support from some of Canada’s leading lifelong learning organizations including Copian: Connecting Canadians in Learning, Réseau pour le développement de l’alphabétisme et des compétences (RESDAC), the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN), CAPLA and the Canadian Federation of University Women. Read more here...

CFUW to Participate in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women - March-06-14

 CFUW is sending 14 delegates to the United National Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York City taking place from March 10 to 21, 2014. The CSW is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.The discussion at this year’s session will primarily focus on the challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) for women and girls.  Read our joint oral statement on the priority theme.

Federal Budget Offers Little for Women Once Again - February-12-14

OTTAWA – February 12, 2013 – With the exception of a few announcements, Economic Action Plan 2014 offers very little to improve women’s economic opportunities and address violence against women says the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW). Read the full press release here.


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