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Joint Statement on Canada’s Support for Women Human Rights Defenders in Saudi Arabia

August 9, 2018 - In a joint statement released today, CFUW and a group of Canadian civil society organizations express support for the women human rights defenders arbitrarily detained in Saudi Arabia and approve of Canada’s denunciation of the situation.
We believe the government of Canada should continue to stand up for human rights. We call on Saudi Arabia for the immediate release of all women’s rights activists currently detained.

Read the full joint statement here.


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Pre-Budget Brief: A Focus on Economic Justice for Women

August 9, 2018 – Federal Budget 2019 needs to strengthen initiatives to achieve economic justice for women. On August 3, CFUW submitted a brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance ahead of the 2019 budget. The brief highlights the need for bolder commitments and targeted policies to end violence against women, ensure access to universal child care, close the gender pay gap and ensure safe and adequate housing.

Click here to read our brief.


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July 30 is World Day against Trafficking in Persons

July 30 is World Day against Trafficking in Persons (TIP). On this day, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) joins others in continuing to advocate for measures to protect women and girls, both in Canada and globally, from this sort of exploitation.

Read our full press release here.

You can also consult our Brief on Human Trafficking here.


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