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Nothing to report: Submission of the B.C. CEDAW Group

THE B.C. CEDAW GROUP IS A COALITION of women’s non-governmental and non-profit British Columbia organizations that are committed to advancing the equality interests of women and girls. THE B.C. CEDAW GROUP MADE SUBMISSIONS to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women at the time of its reviews of Canada in 2003 and 2008. THE B.C. […]

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Inaction and Non-compliance: British Columbia’s approach to Women’s Inequality

Submission of the B.C. CEDAW Group to the United nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women on the occasion of the Committee’s review of Canada’s 6th & 7th reports. The B.C. CEDAW Group is a coalition of women’s non-governmental and non-profit British Columbia organizations that are committed to advancing the equality interests of […]

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The Role of International Social and Economic Rights in the Interpretation of Domestic Law in Canada

This Law Sheet, produced by the Poverty and Human Rights Centre, is concerned with the role that international human rights law can play in the interpretation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and other laws in Canada. It is intended to assist lawyers in their advocacy work before courts and tribunals. It is […]

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UN singles out BC government on women’s rights (March 2003)

B.C. is not meeting its obligations to women under international human rights law. That was the clear message of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in comments issued recently in New York City. The U.N. Committee singled out the province of British Columbia for criticism in its review of Canada’s […]

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B.C. CEDAW Report: British Columbia Moves Backwards on Women’s Equality

B.C. CEDAW Report: British Columbia Moves Backwards on Women’s Equality, prepared by the Poverty and Human Rights Project for 12 women’s and anti-poverty organizations in British Columbia, submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on the occasion of the review of Canada’s 5th report on its compliance with the […]

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Submission to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (February 2002)

Submission to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, prepared by the Poverty and Human Rights Project, endorsed by anti-poverty groups and groups representing Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, seniors, children, and women, notifying the treaty body of planned cuts to social assistance and legal aid in British Columbia. Submission to the […]

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