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

SJSWC Launches Membership Drive Campaign

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release July 6, 2017 SJSWC Launches Membership Drive Campaign St. John’s, NL – The St. John’s Status of Women Council is the oldest, member-owned women’s centre in Canada. Today, they launch a new campaign inviting all people who feel passionately about issues such as wage parity, accessible childcare, gender balance in […]

FemFestNL 2.0 Safer Space Policy

FemFestNL 2.0 Safer Space Policy FemFest NL has made an explicit decision to prioritize voices of people who experience oppression, to challenge oppressive culture, and emphasize the empowerment of marginalized individuals. FemFest NL events, and all affiliated programming is a designated safer space. FemFest NL is dedicated to making all of our events a safer […]

St. John’s Status of Women Council to host Chandra Kavanaugh as Feminist in Residence

MEDIA RELEASE June 29th, 2017 St. John’s, NL St. John’s Status of Women Council hosts Chandra Kavanaugh as Feminist in Residence  In the lead up to FemFestNL 2.0, The St. John’s Status of Women Council will host Chandra Kavanagh as Feminist in Residence. During her residence Kavanagh will hold a series of talks titled “Introduction […]

FemFestNL 2.0 Call for Submissions

FemFestNL 2.0 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FemFestNL is a festival of all things feminist, including concerts, film screenings, readings – to be held in downtown St. John’s. We are asking you to help shape the conference through a call for submissions! When: August 11th to 13th, 2017 Where: The Space, Harbour Drive, St. John’s Who we are: A committee of […]

S.H.O.P. & Happy City St. John’s to host city-wide meetings with innovative Vancouver-based organization on community safety and collaboration

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2017 St. John’s, NL   S.H.O.P. & Happy City St. John’s to host city-wide meetings with innovative Vancouver-based organization on community safety and collaboration   Safe Harbour Outreach Project (S.H.O.P.) and Happy City St John’s are hosting the Living in Community initiative that works to find solutions to the […]

PANSOW: statement of concern for Beatrice Hunter

The Provincial Action Network on the Status of Women (PANSOW) is issuing a statement of concern that the human and cultural rights of Beatrice Hunter are not being upheld and we call on Justice Minister Andrew Parsons to ensure the politicized nature of the charge does not prevent her receiving just, culturally appropriate and human […]

For Immediate Release: The St. John’s Status of Women Council implements Domestic Violence Leave Policy

For Immediate Release May 29th, 2017 St. John’s, NL The St. John’s Status of Women Council implements Domestic Violence Leave Policy The St. John’s Status of Women Council (SJSOWC) has created and implemented a Domestic Violence Leave Policy within their organization and encourages public, private business and community organizations to adopt a similar policy. According […]

PANSOW: Open Letter in Support of Bill C-16

The Provincial Action Network on the Status of Women (PANSOW) is in support of Bill C-16, to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code to add gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination. Bill C-16 also amends the Criminal Code to extend the protection against hate propaganda […]

“They feel heard. They feel relief. They feel hope.”

As a counsellor, it is staggering sometimes to see the “before and after” of a counselling session. Many women have shared with us that it’s difficult to get in the door but once they do it is unlike any other counselling experience they have had. They feel heard. They feel relief. They feel hope. But […]

Maggie Burton on running for St. John’s city council and why she wants your help

I remember being shocked. It was 2013, and we had just elected a council of eleven men and zero women. Zero. * * * Although we’re a majority of the population, women usually only expect an equal voice. 50%. We’ve never got there, not on St. John’s City Council. Apparently the United Nations says that […]