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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.
The greatest risk of homicide for women is in their own homes. Between 2000 and 2009, 714 women (49% of all femicides) were killed by intimate partners. By comparison, 215 men (7%of total homicides of men) were killed by intimate partners.
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.
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.