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

Safe Harbour Outreach Project: Women’s March 2018 Statement

SHOP provided a statement to be read at the St. John’s Women’s March on Saturday, January 20, 2018: Safe Harbour Outreach Project is a program of the St. John’s Status of Women Council, where our two-woman team supports and advocates for sex working women and their rights, in and around St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. […]

Statement of Well Wishes for Jenny Wright

The St. John’s Status of Women Council (SJSWC) extends well wishes to our Executive Director, Jenny Wright, and her family as they recover from yesterday’s traffic accident on the Southern Shore highway. We are grateful for the outpouring of concern and good will from the community. We ask that people give Jenny and her family […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Drop-in Counselling Program Successfully Completes Pilot Project

The Right Here, Right Now (RHRN) drop-in counselling clinic, the region’s first and only drop-in counselling clinic for women, today releases a comprehensive evaluation of their innovative pilot program. The Right Here, Right Now Drop-In Counselling Initiative represents a partnership between the St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre (SJSWC/WC) and the School of Social […]

Hey Rosetta! lending a holiday helping hand to the St. John’s Women’s Centre

The Hey Rosetta! Christmas shows have long been a St. John’s holiday staple, the kick-off to the festive season in “Town.” This year, Hey Rosetta! has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold to these shows will go to support St. John’s Women’s Centre! In the spirit of this partnership, they have […]

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 […]