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Female feticide: is it happening in Ontario?

April 16, 2012


Published On Mon, 16 Apr 2012Jennifer YangStaff Reporter “Our findings raise the possibility that couples originating from India may be more likely than Canadian-born couples to use prenatal sex determination,” the study reads.JACK LAKEY/TORONTO STAR A new study released Monday provides a first look at whether women from certain ethnic communities are practising sex-selective abortion […]

Canadian native women heard at Inter-American Commission on Human Rigts

April 10, 2012


Published on Mon, 2012-04-09 Over the last 30 years, more than 600 aboriginal woman and girls have been murdered or gone missing in Canada. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) addressed this issue for the first time following a petition by Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action […]

What I think about the new sex work laws

April 2, 2012


The prostitution laws don’t help the ones who need it most By Fleur de Lit I’m sitting in a king sized bed in a four-star hotel in Toronto reading the decision made by the Ontario Court of Appeals regarding Canadian sex work laws. I’m waiting for room service to bring up my coffee. I decided […]

Muslim lesbian couple fight deportation

March 28, 2012


By Tom Godfrey, QMI AGENCY TORONTO – A Muslim lesbian couple who claim they will be killed if deported to their native Israel due to their sexuality is being given a second chance to remain in Canada. Iman Musa and Majida Mugrabi, of Toronto, arrived in Canada from Tel Aviv in 2007 and filed unsuccessful […]

Family finance gender roles changing with the times

February 27, 2012


Women show more interest in taking charge on money matters By Derek Sankey, For The Calgary Herald February 26, 2012 Money has always been viewed as a potential source of conflict in relationships and it appears there continues to be a significant difference in how the two genders view their roles when it comes to […]

Aboriginal Groups Warily Watch Canada Brothel Law

January 24, 2012


By Sadiya AnsariWeNews correspondentTuesday, January 24, 2012 Groups representing Aboriginal women hope the government will have a partial victory in upholding current prostitution laws. They say female sex workers need to be decriminalized, but they will be endangered if the government stops arresting pimps and johns. VANCOUVER, Canada (WOMENSENEWS)–The Canadian government is appealing a judge’s […]

CANADA U.N. to Probe Missing and Murdered Native Women

January 11, 2012


By Jillian Kestler-D’Amours MONTREAL, Jan 10, 2012 (IPS) – As a United Nations committee initiates an inquiry procedure into the alarming number of missing and murdered Native women across Canada, human rights groups are hoping that an on-the- ground investigation by the international body will finally help stem systematic violence against Native women. “We’re hoping […]