Canada's failure to act: women's inequality deepens

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Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action
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Ottawa, ON

Discusses Canada’s compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Details that the Government of Canada's cut to social programs have exacerbated women's poverty and further decreased their quality of life. Recommends that the government take action on a whole series of issues, ranging from maternity benefits and childcare, to socially assisted housing, funding for crises centres and women's shelters and proactive measures to increase women's participation in the political process.