News releases from Status of Women (Page 2)

International Women’s Day Focuses on Gender Equality and Women in Leadership, Op-ed

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I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone an impactful and engaged International Women’s Day! It is a time to celebrate our achievements and to take stock of our progress for women and girls in Nova Scotia.

New Grant Helps Vulnerable Indigenous Women in Cape Breton

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The Jane Paul Mi'kmaq Women's Resource Centre in Sydney will be able to help more vulnerable indigenous women in their communities, with the help of a $40,000 provincial grant.

Young Nova Scotians Celebrate Women in Leadership

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More than 30 young women from across the province came together at Province House today, Jan. 12, to celebrate women in leadership.

Nova Scotians Remember Women Who Lost Their Lives to Gender Violence

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Nova Scotians gathered today to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Nova Scotia Recognizes International Women's Day

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Joanne Bernard, Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act, helped commemorate International Women's Day today, March 8, at a celebration breakfast hosted by Mount Saint Vincent University's Centre for Women in Business.

Women's History Month to Honour Nova Scotia Women

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Nova Scotians are being encouraged to honour women who have made a difference in their lives during Women's History Month in October.

Municipal Campaign School for Women

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Women interested in running in the 2016 municipal elections are invited to attend a women's campaign school on Oct. 17.

New Chair Appointed to Advisory Council

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NOTE TO EDITORS: A photo of Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard is available on the Communications Nova Scotia website at http://novascotia.ca/news/Photos/2014/12/18/Status_Women_Chairman.jpg .

Remembering Montreal, Looking to the Future

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The following op-ed is from Joanne Bernard, Minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

Partnership Will Advance Aboriginal Women's Issues in Nova Scotia

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An agreement between the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women and the Nova Scotia Native Women's Association will ensure that more projects consider the perspective of aboriginal women.

STATUS OF WOMEN–-Women's History Month Celebrates Trailblazers

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Nova Scotians are invited to honour remarkable women from our past and encourage leaders of tomorrow during Women's History Month.

Campaign School for Women This Weekend

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About 50 Nova Scotia women will learn how to navigate a campaign or run for elected office at the 7th Campaign School for Women this weekend.

Registration Opens Next Week for 2014 Campaign School for Women

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Nova Scotia women who want to make a positive difference in society through politics can learn more by attending the 2014 Campaign School for Women.

NSCAD Students Celebrate Women Through Design

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NSCAD students have put their skills to work and gained a greater understanding of women's issues through a partnership with the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

Nova Scotia Launches Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Nova Scotians across the province are recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness month, which was proclaimed today, April 1.

Jackson Katz to Speak in Halifax

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Nova Scotians interested in learning more about gender-based violence and how to prevent it, are invited to a presentation Monday, March 24, by internationally known speaker and author Jackson Katz.

New Guide for Girls Launched

Status of Women

To mark the 2013 United Nations International Day of the Girl, today, Oct. 11, Nova Scotia has launched the new edition of its educational resource, Guide for Girls.

Victims of Domestic Violence Can End Lease Early

Justice / Status of Women

Nova Scotia tenants who are victims of domestic abuse can end leases early without financial penalty, beginning Sept. 16.

Demonstration Projects to Improve Services for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Health and Wellness / Status of Women

To ensure that "no door is the wrong door" for survivors of sexual violence, the province is asking community organizations to submit proposals that will help make services better and more accessible across Nova Scotia.

Working Together to Improve Services

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Thirteen projects across the province are receiving grants to provide victims of sexual violence with the support they need.