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McIvor v. Canada 2016

On May 9, 2016, Canada asked the United Nations Human Rights Committee for a suspension of consideration of Sharon McIvor’s petition. Ms McIvor objected to the request for suspension. Read Canada’s request and Ms McIvor’s response and updates here: Petitioner McIvor’s Continuing Objection to Suspension Request Canada’s 2nd revised request for suspension of consideration of […]

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The Vicious Circle

The Vicious Circle, A Report from Advancing the Rights of Poor Women, A Project of the Poverty and Human Rights Centre, Gwen Brodsky, Melina Buckley, Shelagh Day and Sharon McIvor, 2010. The Vicious Circle Report

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Together for Women’s Security

Remarks from Shelagh Day at a conference convened by the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean: “Together for Women’s Security”, September 9, 10, 2010. Remarks of Shelagh Day – Challenges and Strategies

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McIvor v. Canada

For decades Aboriginal women in Canada have sought justice in the courts and remedial action by legislators in an effort to bring an end to the sex discrimination in the status registration provisions of the Indian Act, but they have not yet succeeded in securing full recognition of their rights.  Sharon McIvor, an indigenous woman […]

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Women and the Canada Social Transfer: Securing the Social Union

Gwen Brodsky & Shelagh Day, Women and the Canada Social Transfer: Securing the Social Union, (Ottawa: Status of Women Canada, 2007)

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Human Rights and Poverty: A Twenty-First Century Tribute to J.S. Woodsworth and a Call for Human Rights

Gwen Brodsky, “Human Rights and Poverty: A Twenty-First Century Tribute to J.S. Woodsworth and a Call for Human Rights, in Human RIghts, Human Welfare and Social Activism: Rethinking the Legacy of J.S. Woodsworth, J. Pulkingham ed., (Toronto:U of T Press, 2010)

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The Subversion of Human Rights by Governments in Canada

Gwen Brodsky, “The Subversion of Human Rights by Governments in Canada” in M. Young, S. Boyd, G.Brodsky and S. Day, eds. Poverty: Rights, Social Citizenship and Legal Activism (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007)

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Access to Justice at Issue in R v. Caron

The Poverty and Human Rights Centre intervened as a member of the Equality Rights Coalition in the Supreme Court of Canada case R v. Caron 2011 SCC 5.  The other members of the coalition were the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, the Charter Committee on Poverty Issues and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund. […]

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