News releases from Status of Women (Page 7)

Women Can Gain Election Skills at Campaign School

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STATUS OF WOMEN--Women Can Gain Election Skills at Campaign School

Report Highlights Women's Economic Inequality Double Workload

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STATUS OF WOMEN -Report Highlights Women's Economic Inequality Double Workload

Advisory Council Welcomes New Members

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The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women is welcoming three new appointments and two re-appointments recently approved by the legislature's human resources standing committee.

Today's Goal: More Women in Public Office

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More women, in all their diversity, running for elected office. That's the point of Votes for Women, a new guide produced by the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women. The advisory council launched the guide today, May 17, at Province House in Halifax.

Employment Insurance Changes Needed

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NOTE: A copy of the open letter follows this release. -- Mothers need better support from the federal government to help care for their families, the chair of the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women says in an open letter to Liza Frulla, Minister of Social Development, and Joseph Volpe, Minister of Human Resources Development.

Celebrating Women's Achievements; Working for Further Gains

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STATUS OF WOMEN--Celebrating Women's Achievements; Working for Further Gains

Celebrating Women Concert in New Glasgow

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Doris Mason comes home to New Glasgow on Saturday, March 6, to headline a concert in celebration of International Women's Day.

Common Law Rights Book Launched

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Here's a recipe for a happy relationship: flowers, chocolate and agreement about legal and financial matters.

Workshop to Increase Women's Political Participation

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STATUS OF WOMEN--Workshop to Increase Women's Political Participation

Gender and HIV/AIDS Backgrounder Released

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Women now account for a quarter of new HIV infections in Canada, with most acquiring the infection through sexual contact with men. While the number of new infections in men has dropped substantially in Nova Scotia over the past decade, the numbers for women remain about the same.

Nova Scotia Celebrates Women's History Month

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Each year, Canada celebrates Women's History Month in October and marks Persons Day on Oct. 18, the day in 1929 when Canadian women were recognized as persons under the law.

Nova Scotia Families in Flux

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Nova Scotia families are in flux, says a fact sheet released today, May 22, by the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

Women's Work and Stress on the Rise

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Stress is taking its toll on Canadian women, according to the research findings of economists Lynn Lethbridge, Martha MacDonald and Shelley Phipps.

New Chair for Advisory Council

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Members of the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women have elected Doreen Paris to lead them as their chair from April 1, 2003 through March 31, 2005. Born and raised in Gibson Woods, Kings Co., Ms. Paris now resides in New Glasgow.

International Women's Day; A Growing Celebration

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Whether it's a Web cast from the United Nations, a luncheon in Amherst or a concert at Pier 21, International Women's Day, will be marked Saturday, March 8, with an incredible variety of events all over the province.

Stellarton Workshop on Politics

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The Advisory Council on the Status of Women is sponsoring a workshop for women interested in getting more involved in public affairs and the political life of their community, the province and Canada.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

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STATUS OF WOMEN--National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Time for a New Royal Commission on the Status of Women?

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STATUS OF WOMEN--Time for a New Royal Commission on the Status of Women?

Sydney Workshop on Politics

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The Advisory Council on the Status of Women is sponsoring a workshop for women interested in getting more involved in public affairs and the political life of their community, the province and Canada.

UN Protocol Strengthens Women's Human Rights

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Canadian women, as of today, Oct. 18, have one more tool to advance equality, fairness and dignity.