News and Announcements
CFUW Joins Canadian Civil Society Organizations in Calling for Access to Information Law Reform
The Canadian Federation of University Women joined over 50 Canadian civil society organisations and citizens sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, on April 4t, asking him to renew the commitment of his government to reform Canada’s woefully outdated Access to Information Act. Notwithstanding strong pledges to amend the Act during the election campaign and afterwards, including in its 2016-2018 Open Government Partnership (OGP) action plan, the government announced two weeks ago that it was delaying the promised reforms. The letter calls on the government to make a clear and formal commitment to move forward with the reform process and to pass amendments at the very latest by the end of 2018. You can read the statement here.
CFUW Responds to the 2017 Federal Budget
On Wednesday March 22, 2017, Trudeau’s government unveiled its second federal budget, which included a much anticipated gender-based analysis. Investments in social infrastructure and affordable housing and commitments to childcare and continuing education were some of the cornerstones of this budget and mark a welcomed step towards addressing gender inequalities in Canada. CFUW remains committed to working with the Government to further the advances made in this gender-based analysis budget. Read full press release here.
Happy Father's Day
CFUW made the connection between Mother’s Day and the Sustainable Development Goals in a broader than usual fashion to celebrate womanhood. On Mother’s Day, May 14, 2017, we sent an international note of appreciation to the women of the world. The Hong Kong Association of University Women participated with CFUW in putting a voice to our experiences with Motherhood and what it means to us.
Father’s Day is an opportunity, to celebrate the other half of the creation story of women. We draw your attention to notation #12 in the Agreed Conclusions from CSW61 which highlights the importance of men in the realization of SDG #5.
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