News releases from Status of Women (Page 1)

Government Invests in Community Projects to Help Prevent Domestic Violence

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Eighteen community organizations and groups throughout Nova Scotia are receiving grants to help prevent domestic violence.

International Women’s Day: Why Gender Equality Matters in Nova Scotia

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March 8 is International Women’s Day. It’s a day to recognize and celebrate women and girls – in all our diversity – and the difference we make to this world.

Domestic Violence Prevention Grants Now Available

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Bringing people together to develop new ideas around preventing domestic violence can help break the harmful cycle of such violence in communities around the province.

Journée nationale de commémoration et d’action contre la violence faite aux femmes

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Le Conseil consultatif sur la condition féminine de la Nouvelle-Écosse souligne la Journée nationale de commémoration et d’action contre la violence faite aux femmes, le vendredi 6 décembre, à l’occasion du 30e anniversaire du meurtre de 14 jeunes femmes à l’École polytechnique de Montréal en 1989.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

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The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women is recognizing the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, Friday, Dec. 6, on the 30th anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at L’École Polytechnique de Montreal.

More Supports for Indigenous and African Nova Scotian Survivors of Violence

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The Governments of Nova Scotia and Canada are teaming up to support Indigenous and African Nova Scotian women and families who have experienced violence.

Increased Support for Women in the Strait Region

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Starting this year, Strait Area Women’s Place in Port Hawkesbury will get more funding from the province to support women in the region.

New Funding for Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association

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Government announced annual funding for the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association of $205,700 today, May 15, at an event at Glooscap First Nation.

Government Invests in Community Projects to Prevent Domestic Violence

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Twenty-four community organizations and groups are receiving grants to prevent domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Prevention Grants Now Available

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Community groups can now apply for grants to help develop and test new ways to prevent domestic violence and support victims and their families.

Support for Mi’kmaw and African Nova Scotian Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

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Government will work with Mi’kmaw and African Nova Scotian organizations to develop new supports for survivors of gender-based violence and their families.

Fin de l'assemblée de la Coalition nationale des conseils consultatifs sur la condition féminine à Halifax

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La Coalition nationale des conseils consultatifs provinciaux et territoriaux sur la condition féminine a tenu son assemblée annuelle à Halifax les 5 et 6 juin. L'assemblée s'est terminée par un nouveau partenariat entre la coalition et la Fondation canadienne des femmes, et un engagement renouvelé envers l'avancement du leadership féminin au Canada. Le Conseil consultatif sur la condition féminine de la Nouvelle-Écosse a été l'hôte de cette assemblée, où les participantes ont discuté des défis actuels en ce qui a trait à l'égalité des genres dans nos provinces et territoires respectifs, tout en échangeant des ressources et des pratiques exemplaires.

National Status of Women Coalition Meeting Concludes in Halifax

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The National Coalition of Provincial and Territorial Advisory Councils on the Status of Women held its annual meeting in Halifax June 5 to 6. The meeting ended with a new partnership between the coalition and the Canadian Women’s Foundation and a renewed commitment to advancing women’s leadership in Canada.

Campaign School for Women, Registration Open

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Registration is open for a three-day program to help women who want to get more involved in public and political leadership roles.

International Women’s Day Recognizes Women Who Inspire Others to Make a Difference

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Thursday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate our achievements and to take stock of our collective progress for women and girls in Nova Scotia.

Young Nova Scotian Women Share Their Stories on International Day of the Girl

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Today, Oct. 11, is International Day of the Girl, a time to talk about issues concerning gender equality facing young women.

Le Conseil consultatif sur la condition féminine souligne son 40e anniversaire durant le Mois de l’histoire des femmes

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Le Conseil consultatif sur la condition féminine de la Nouvelle-Écosse célèbre son 40e anniversaire en octobre, soit durant le Mois de l’histoire des femmes.

Status of Women Marks 40 Years During Women’s History Month

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The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women is celebrating its 40th anniversary during Women’s History Month in October.

Women to Benefit from Universal Coverage for Mifegymiso

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Government is supporting more choice for women by making Mifegymiso, commonly known as the abortion pill, available to Nova Scotia women at no cost.

Girls from Sipekne’katik First Nation Present Story of Peaked Cap Project in New York

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Two young women from Sipekne’katik First Nation, Hants County, are part of Canada’s delegation to the United Nations 61st Congress on the Status of Women in New York.