Women in politics

Come learn how to use your VOTE for equality

Come join Women Transforming Cities on June 24!  A women-friendly forum is being held in Vancouver to bring together diverse women with civic leadership to share their experiences and inspiration. We will explore opportunities and barriers to women’s political participation in Vancouver and discuss issues facing women and girls that you want municipal candidates to address this …

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Good gender diversity strategies on Parliament Hill

EQUAL VOICE RELEASE: Conservative MP Michelle Rempel’s article about everyday sexism on the Hill in last week’s National Post is another sobering reminder of a male-dominated workplace in which women who occupy positions of power are met with varying degrees of hostility and/or ignorance far too often. This is not unique to Parliament Hill. Gender-biased behaviour …

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Stop political donations if you really want democracy

Think about this: the only people who get elected into politics are those with lots of money. The only people with lots of money are those who already are rich (through their own income, investments or through inheritances) or have rich “friends” who give them money. If we really wanted more “regular” people in politics the first thing …

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Come to the UBC Institute for Future Legislators

UBC’s Summer Institute for Future Legislators takes place in Victoria in July and August. More information about the program is available at: www.democracy.arts.ubc.ca.  Thanks to VanCity and an anonymous donor, UBC’s Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions is pleased to announce that they have a limited number of grants and are especially keen to recruit women, First …

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Why Hillary Clinton is so important to women

Read this amazing article from WomensENews on why Hillary Clinton is SO VERY IMPORTAT TO WOMEN Hillary Clinton made history when she became the first woman to get a presidential nomination by a major party. But the sexism she faced was astonishing. Her laugh was called a cackle, her cleavage was analyzed, protestors held up …

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