Constitute! Screening in Toronto Feb 16 2011

Constitute! Screening at University of Toronto Poster

Advocacy for Women’s Rights in Development

Canada: Advocacy for Equal Rights of Aboriginal Women

Sharon McIvor takes complaint to the UN for rights of Aboriginal women in Canada:

“Canadian Aboriginal woman lawyer, leader and advocate, Sharon McIvor announced today [December 22, 2020] that she will file a complaint against Canada at the United Nations. ‘Canada continues to discriminate against Aboriginal women and their descendants in the determination of eligibility for registration as an Indian. Versions of the Indian Act, going back to the 19th century, have given preference to male Indians as transmitters of status, and to descendants of male Indians. Despite amendments made to the Indian Act when the Charter came into effect in 1985, Aboriginal women are still not treated equally as transmitters of status, and many thousands of descendants of Aboriginal women are denied status as a result.’

Source: Feminist Alliance for International Action

Constitute! Screening in Ottawa Feb 14 2011

Constitute! Screening in Ottawa Poster