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

Doing Politics Differently: Drawing on Inuit Tradition and Winning Elections in Hopedale, Labrador

Rachel Saunders, newly elected Ordinary Member of the Nunatsiavut Assembly representing Hopedale, talks about her motivation, process, and winning strategy. Rachel Saunders is making waves along the North Coast of Labrador for doing politics differently. We (Maggie Burton and Caitlin Urquhart) spent some time in May traveling the Coast and working with Nunatsiavut Status of […]

For Immediate Release: PANSOW statement on MHA attendance at celebration of Eddie Joyce

Everyone loves a celebration. However, the Provincial Action Network of the Status of Women (PANSOW) must question the timing of the recent celebration of MHA Eddie Joyce’s 25 years of public service in politics. Mr. Joyce is currently under investigation by the Commissioner for Legislative Standards amid allegations of harassment and bullying. Mr. Joyce, while […]

SHOP releases campaign targeting stigma against sex workers

It’s time we turned the tide on how we talk about sex workers. The right words can make a huge difference. They can help enforce self-worth, respect, and humanity — especially when it comes to the lives of sex workers. Words count. The Safe Harbour Outreach Project (SHOP) exists to advocate for the human rights […]

Statement in response to NLCCW’s women’s letter

We are in awe of the strength of women in the Newfoundland and Labrador Correctional Centre for Women (NLCCW) in Clarenville, who have written a letter addressing their grief and distress following the recent death of two women they were incarcerated with. As advocates for women across our province, we know the importance of amplifying […]

Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability Report on Femicides in Canada

Posted on behalf of the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability Jenny Wright, Executive Director of the St. John’s Status of Women Council is a member of the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability’s (CFOJA) Expert Advisory Panel. The following report was prepared by the CFOJA and captures data from the first four […]

Statement on the tragic death of an incarcerated woman in Clarenville

With the recent news of the death of a woman who was incarcerated in the Newfoundland and Labrador Correctional Centre for Women in Clarenville, our immediate thoughts went to her family and loved ones, and all the women who remain in the Clarenville prison. We mourn and remember her. For the last five years, staff […]

We’re HIRING: Policy and Partnerships Coordinator

Policy and Partnerships Coordinator The St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre is a feminist organization that since 1972 is continually working to achieve equality and justice through political activism, community collaboration and the creation of a safe and inclusive space for all women in the St. John’s area. The St. John’s Status of Women […]

We’re HIRING: Team Lead – Counsellor

Team Lead – Counsellor We are seeking a dynamic, feminist counsellor to oversee our innovative Right Here, Right Now drop-in single session clinic, and to facilitate group work and individual advocacy. This position will provide supervision and support to our team and offer counselling and community education and awareness. This unique position is perfect for […]

‘Another day, another 66 cents’: Women in Newfoundland and Labrador mark Pay Equity Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 5, 2018 ‘Another day, another 66 cents’: Women in Newfoundland and Labrador mark Pay Equity Day On March 8, 2017, a private member’s motion was put forward in the House of Assembly urging the provincial government to begin the process to enact pay equity legislation. Members of the House of Assembly […]