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Friday, March 25, 2016

This session dealt with the problem of the number of Indigenous children who are removed from their families by the child welfare system. The history of this problem was presented including the Residential school system, the Sixties Scoop and colonization. Cora Morgan, Manitoba’s First Nations advocate for children presented some very disturbing statistics on the problem.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

It's week two of the #CSW60 and Ann Hawkins, President of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) shares her observations on three sessions she attended:

Monday, March 21

Session 1 : Influence of Religious extremism on Women’s rights.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Toute  forme de violence envers les femmes et les filles est condamnable, c'est sans appel que nous nous devons dénoncer.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) joined 160 women trade unionists from 34 countries at the 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) in New York City in March.https://cupe.ca/cupe-delegates-speak-un-session-status-women

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

UN CSW60 High-level event on Gender Equality and Global Call to Action on Equal Pay, March 16, 2016

Remarks by Jill Shenker, North America Coordinator for the International Domestic Workers Federation, who spoke about the need to value care work.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Shirley Pryce (Jamaica Household Workers Union, Caribbean Domestic Workers Network, International Domestic Workers Federation) spoke at the UN Commission on the Status of Women 60 (2016) panel on Combatting the Trafficking of Women and Girls: What Role Can the Private Sector Play in Addressing and Preventing Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery?

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