March 2013

Women Doctors and then the role of the health system in the elimination and prevention of violence against women

March 8, 2013

Byline by: Barb Dolan Administrative Vice President CEP ONTARIO REGION

Doctors are an integral part of the prevention of violence against women, sexual violence is a serious long term public health issue for the individual and the community.

Engendering the Peace Processes in Africa

March 8, 2013

Byline by: Nancy Hutchison, Ontario Federation of Labour

 This was a very informative session which looked at the complex problems women face in many regions throughout Africa.  Women are trying to survive without the basic supports which we in other countries take for granted.

The Impact of Domestic Violence in the Workplace:

March 8, 2013

Byline by:  Nancy Hutchison, Ontario Federation of Labour

I attended the above panel this afternoon and it was fascinating to see what is being done to address domestic violence in the workplace in specific countries.

Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls by Ending Early Marriage

March 8, 2013

Byline by: Maureen Weinberger, Vice President, ETFO

From UNICEF:
-In a worldwide group of women aged 20-24, one in three were married before the age of 18. That's 400M or 41% of the world's women in this age group who were child brides.

Young activist volunteers and pays her own way to attend UNCSW

March 8, 2013

Stephanie Nelson, 22, travelled on her own dime from San Francisco to attend this year's UNCSW in New York. She feels passionate about the labour movement as well as for women's rights. Stephanie worked as an intern at the UNIGlobal Union for three months in 2009. She has never looked back. She was thrilled about the learning experience this week.

Assemblée générale quelque peu décevante

March 12, 2013

Par Sophie Baillargeon - Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec - FIQ

Best Practices in the care and support of low income victims of violence in Nigeria

March 13, 2013

 

Speakers on the Panel: Sharon Doctor, Henrietta Abocta from west Africa, Nigeria, activist Syrieconde, Pharmacist from Nigeria

 

Born free – sold into Bondage; trafficking in persons

March 13, 2013

The easier thing to sell to an individual in a hopeless and vulnerable situation is hope. Henceforth, the human trafficking phenomenon is born. For all intents and purposes let’s define exactly what human trafficking is. Human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, harboring and receipt of an individual.