In this article, Maya Gandhi examines racial apartheid in South Africa and highlights the campaign End Gender Apartheid, which advocates for an expansion of the definition of apartheid to include gender-based discrimination.
Many women in Afghanistan have expressed that every day is a battle to be seen, heard, and recognized as autonomous members of their own communities. In August 2021, just as the United States withdrew from Afghanistan, the Taliban regained power. With this came a promise to uphold women’s rights that would soon be broken. Eighteen Read More…
In this article, Caleigh Wong investigates the debate surrounding female conscription and Sweden, one of the few countries who has incorporated it into their defence policy. The Sweden case study offers justification for this practice through both a gender parity and operational effectiveness lens, but also presents shortcomings in its ability to meaningfully contribute to true equality.
Seventeen years after the conception of UNSCR 1325, we evaluate its impact.
Canada’s proposing new chapters for NAFTA re-negotiation talks that are some of the most socially ambitious yet.
What has Canada been doing to fight human trafficking? In part 2 of this article series, Sabrina Natale discusses human trafficking in Canada, the overwhelming representation of Aboriginal and First Nation women in the industry and Canada’s National Action Plan in response to human trafficking.
Farah Bogani explores the severity of LGBT abuses in Chechnya and whether Russia will launch an effective investigation.
As Canada pivots its economic activity toward the future, some reflection may be needed on what we will be leaving behind in the process.
The 2017 federal budget is bold in its gender-based analysis of government spending. That is a welcome step in the direction of a fairer society, but ultimately a more robust conversation around feminism and its relation to economics will be needed to achieve lasting gains.
In this article, Mary David-Decker explores a few of the different roles women are able to occupy when exposed to the violence and loss caused by the persistent presence of terrorist activities in their communities.