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Kering’s 10 years of fighting anti-women violence (not just making fab clothes)
Nurse who witnessed murder-suicide speaking out about domestic, workplace violence
Ontario to freeze minimum wage, eliminate mandatory paid sick days
Repealing Bill 148 will hurt women
Rio Tinto rolls out measures to support staff experiencing domestic abuse
Around Town: Event to celebrate family-friendly workplaces
Canada: New Employment Leave Introduced In New Brunswick: Domestic Violence Leave, Intimate Partner Violence Leave Or Sexual Violence Leave
New Brunswick passes workplace violence, harassment legislation
Domestic violence Victims of domestic violence need help from employers as well as police
New Brunswick’s new domestic violence leave takes effect

Make it our Business: Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace 

Make It Our Business provides information and education to help employers and other workplace stakeholders to meet their obligations under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. According to the Act, employers must prevent and respond to domestic violence in the workplace. Read more...

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December 6 – Day of Remembrance and Action

Candle burning surrounded by roses on a white table clotgOn December 6, 1989, 13 female students and a female administrator at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal were murdered because they were women. The shocking impact of their deaths led Parliament to designate December 6 as a national day of remembrance in Canada. Nearly 30 years later, the effects of this tragedy continue to be felt and women remain targets because of their gender. According to the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (COJFA), by the end of September this year, 106 women and girls have been killed by gender-based violence. Approximately half of them were killed in Ontario. Over 100 women have been killed this year and that has not caused a public outcry or become a pressing national news story. The lack of attention and national outrage explains why we haven’t made greater progress in ending violence against women since 1989. The killing of women by intimate partners continues to remain invisible as a far-reaching public health issue.