Rosemary Ganley The Peterborough Examiner May 23, 2019
Dozens of protesters from the recently formed "905 Handmaidens Local" converge in front of the Grimsby Legion recently as Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff held a community coffee event. MIKE ZETTEL/TORSTAR
There may be no better time for a large global gathering of gender-equality advocates and decision-makers than the upcoming Women Deliver conference in Vancouver in early June.
Nine thousand delegates from 165 countries will honour Canada's work toward achieving gender parity, and assess the progress made for half of humanity since the UN Conference on Women in 1995 In China.
To put its importance in context, we are seeing the emergence of right-wing, patriarchal, anti-choice laws in the United States, empowered by a misogynistic president and carried out by breathtakingly dim legislators, such as Rep. Barry Hovis of Missouri, who said "Most rapes are consensual."
In Canada, seven provincial governments are now Conservative, and although leader Andrew Scheer says he won't reopen the abortion debate, 12 of his caucus members (11 men, one woman) attended a March for Life recently. Longtime activist Judy Rebick says, "Don't trust his promise." Continue Reading >Here<
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