October 18, 2016
Creation of the Provincial Action Network on the Status of Women (PANSOW)
Newfoundland and Labrador
The Status of Women Councils of Newfoundland Labrador has established a Provincial Action Network on the Status of Women (PANSOW). PANSOW will apply a ‘provincial lens’ to issues of equality and ensure a public voice for women from a non-partisan, grassroots, and feminist perspective. PANSOW will consist of the Executive Directors of all 8 councils in Newfoundland and Labrador. PANSOW’s mandate is two-fold
- To educate and build awareness on broad issues related to gender equity and justice in the province.
- To advocate for change in government policy and legislation that facilitates gender equity and justice.
There are 8 Status of Women Councils in Newfoundland and Labrador. Their mandate is to advocate and to lobby for gender equity. The Status of Women Councils of Newfoundland and Labrador have a long standing and successful history of developing and delivering unique, women centred services and advocating for gender rights. The first Status of Women Council was established in 1972.
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