Activism

Activism

“We must open the doors and we must see to it they remain open, so that others can pass through."
Rosemary Brown, politician, activist

Activism

Statement on the Death of Victoria Head

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 15, 2017   Statement on the Death of Victoria Head The St. John’s Status of Women Council and the Safe Harbour Outreach Project (SHOP) extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Victoria Head. We support the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in issuing their media release because all too often […]

For Immediate Release: TURN OFF THE SPOTLIGHT: Sex workers and allies urge an end to Operation Northern Spotlight

Posted on behalf of the Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform –  For Immediate Release TURN OFF THE SPOTLIGHT: Sex workers and allies urge an end to Operation Northern Spotlight October 19, 2017, Canada – As part of the hunt for people who “exploit” or purchase services from sex workers, police forces across Canada […]

For Immediate Release: PANSOW expresses disappointment at lack of government consultation

For Immediate Release October 19, 2017 PANSOW expresses disappointment at lack of government consultation Following the In Her Name Vigil for missing and murdered women and girls of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Provincial Action Network on the Status of Women (PANSOW) and a coalition of anti-violence groups called for the establishment of a Provincial Task […]

St. John’s Status of Women Council calls for an end to Operation Northern Spotlight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 13, 2017 St. John’s Status of Women Council calls for an end to Operation Northern Spotlight The St. John’s Status of Women Council (SJSWC) and its Safe Harbour Outreach Project (SHOP) are deeply committed to the health, safety, and human rights of women, and trans women involved in the sex industry, […]

For Immediate Release: PANSOW Issues Call for a Provincial Task Force on Gender Based Violence

For Immediate Release October 6, 2017 PANSOW Issues Call for a Provincial Task Force on Gender Based Violence Following the In Her Name Vigil for missing and murdered women and girls of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Provincial Action Network on the Status of Women (PANSOW) and a coalition of anti-violence groups are calling for the […]

Graduate research assistant position: participatory and community-based research w/ sex workers in NL

GAR Description We are hiring an hourly graduate research assistant for a SSHRC-funded project working with the St. John’s Women’s Centre, the Corner Brook Women’s Centre, and the Bay of St. George Women’s Centre. This community-based research study takes an innovative approach that blends digital photography and social media to explore the cultural, structural, and […]

Ment-HER! A revolutionary women’s mentorship program

Ment-HER! A revolutionary women’s mentorship program Application Deadline: September 15th, 2017 For an application contact: chandra@sjwomenscentre.ca We are seeking strong women willing to dedicate themselves to a 2-month program that will help to create community connections with lifetime benefits. Why should I do this? For the mentee, having a mentor can increase your professional capabilities and […]

Thank You Community, with love from the #FemFestNL Committee!

Dearest community, Thank you! #FemFestNL 2.0 was an incredible three-day feminist festival in St. John’s in August 2017 that brought together hundreds of people across our city and province to celebrate feminist art, discussion, music, learning, and community. And we couldn’t have done it without you! Through a collaboration of feminist organizations, students and activists, […]

Celebrating our Victories!: The Massive Success of “Introduction to Feminist Activism”

Celebrating our Victories!: The Massive Success of “Introduction to Feminist Activism” Let me be honest with you, when I pitched the idea of a 5-week series of workshops on feminist activism to be held from 7-9pm of Thursday nights at the women’s center I thought that there was a good chance no one would come. […]