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Our research study responds to questions: how do female students define and measure their own successes? And what factors have contributed to their successes? Bonnycastle and Simpkins interviewed 27 female postsecondary students. See full report above.
In the lead-up to the release of the Nova Scotia provincial budget, the CCPA-NS has published a series of 'budget watch' primers to help Nova Scotians better understand the government’s budgetary decisions. When the budget is released, it is important to ask questions about the government budget’s impact on us, our families and our communities. The primers are designed to provide Nova Scotians with the information necessary to weigh the choices made by our government.
HALIFAX—The Nova Scotia government is set to release the provincial budget on April 9. To help Nova Scotians understand the government’s budgetary decisions, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-NS (CCPA-NS) is releasing a series of budget watch primers. The CCPA-NS budget watch primers are designed to provide Nova Scotians with the information necessary to weigh the choices made by our government. When the budget is released, it is important to ask questions about the government budget’s impact on us, our families and our communities.
Hennessy’s Index is a monthly listing of numbers, written by the CCPA's Trish Hennessy, about Canada and its place in the world. For other months, visit: http://policyalternatives.ca/index
International Women’s Day (IWD) will be celebrated this weekend. Although progress has been made regarding women’s rights and equality, the basic right to a safe and affordable home will be out of reach for too many women across the globe and here in Manitoba.
This report reviews Canada’s implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and finds that while progress has been made in access to edu­cation, it also highlights the areas where inequality has persisted and worsened—particularly in terms of violence against women, political rep­resentation, economic security, access to social services, and the additional barriers to equality faced by Aboriginal women and girls, racialized women, women with disabilities and women from sexual minorities.
Cette étude donne un compte-rendu détaillé des progrès réalisés au Canada en matière d'égalité au cours des cinq dernières années. Selon l'étude, l'égalité entre les sexes a stagné ou s'est détériorée dans plusieurs domaines critiques, dont la violence faite aux femmes, la sécurité financière des femmes et les droits de la personne des femmes et des jeunes filles autochtones.
OTTAWA – La progression vers l'égalité entre les sexes au Canada a stagné, selon une étude rendue publique aujourd'hui par le Centre canadien de politiques alternatives.
OTTAWA—Progress towards gender equality in Canada has stalled, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The study, a shadow report on Canada's Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, provides a detailed view of Canada's progress towards equality over the past five years. It was produced by 35 contributors, from 30 civil society, academic, Aboriginal, and human rights organizations, representing over three million members from every region of the country.
This study compares the wages of full-time public and private sector workers and finds significant gaps in the wages of women, aboriginal workers, and visible minority workers—and that those gaps are bigger in the private sector in every instance. Ce rapport est disponible en français: Refermer l’écart : La différence que font les salaires du secteur public.