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

SHOP Launches COVID-19 Sex Worker Relief Fund

The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened the livelihood of many workers, particularly those who work in unprotected industries and lack access to traditional forms of income support and employment-related benefits. This pandemic has been especially devastating for sex workers who are unable to work – many of whom are experiencing a drastic loss of income without […]

WE ARE HIRING!

We are currently hiring for our Marguerite’s Place Supportive Housing Program. We’re looking for a new team-member in an eight-month temoporary, full-time position with the posibility of extension. If you would like to work in a feminist, trauma-informed environment and are passionate about supportive housing we look forward to hearing from you! Job ad below. […]

WE ARE HIRING!

We are currently hiring for our Marguerite’s Place Supportive Housing Program. We’re looking for two women to join our team, one in a relief position and the other in a three-month temoporary, full-time position with the posibility of extension. If you would like to work in a feminist, trauma-informed environment and are passionate about supportive […]

For Immediate Release

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. Through our front-line work, we see firsthand how laws can […]

Lifting the Ban: Recommendations to protect the human rights of sex workers in St. John’s

SHOP continues to advocate in many ways to challenge discrimination, stereotypes and misconceptions against sex workers, engaging in campaigns and education to address stigma, violence, and call for change. We submitted a report to St. John’s City Council in December 2018 containing information on why we advocated against a moratorium on massage parlour permits, references […]

For Immediate Release: Sisters In Spirit Vigil Oct. 4

For Immediate Release Sept 24, 2019 Sisters in Spirit Vigil for Murdered and Missing Women and Girls. First Light and The St. John’s Status of Women Council (SJSWC) have partnered for this year’s Sisters in Spirit Vigil for Missing and Murdered Women and Girls (formerly “In Her Name”). There will be various events and opportunities […]

SJSOWC Seeking Graphic Designer For Short-Term DV @ Work Project

SJSWC is seeking a graphic designer on short-term contract to develop multiple discreet items – all linked to the ‘knowledge translation’ strategy for their DV@WORK NL research project. The material produced by this designer will constitute key parts of information ‘toolkits’ to be provided by SJSWC to workplaces throughout the province. Please see attached Request […]