The Facts About Violence Against Women

Is poverty a problem in a well-off country like Canada? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Especially for Women. Although Canada is a relatively wealthy country, about 1 in 10 Canadians are living on a low income, and 1.5 million of those living on a low income are women. As the infographic below shows, the incidence of poverty is even higher for particular groups of women. There are two main reasons women tend to be poorer than men: 1. They spend more time doing unpaid work … [Read more...]

Rape Culture Erases Rape Survivors

Rape culture is a frighteningly insidious thing in the way it reinforces harmful ideas about gender, personal boundaries, consent, and sexual assault. Rape culture encourages the belief that lying about rape or sexual assault is more common than it really is, and it promotes the silencing of women about sexual assault by subjecting them to harsh judgments and the implication that women are responsible for their own assaults. Women who do report their assaults are disbelieved by people they … [Read more...]

Task Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada

Trafficking of girls and women is illegal, a human rights violation and an extreme form of violence against women. The solutions to end sex trafficking of girls and women are intrinsically linked to all of our key priorities: helping women transition out of poverty; ending violence against women; building strong, resilient girls; and public education and advocacy. The Canadian Women's Foundation is investing nearly $2 million over three years to provide funding to organizations, conduct … [Read more...]

Ashley Judd – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse woman leader, rising above personal issues, including depression, insomnia, and codependency. She has now taken on the challenge to lead the way in bettering the lives of others, with a focus on children. This activist, artist, with her focus on CHILDREN affected by HIV and HUMAN TRAFFICKING.       WOMAN of ACTION™     Ashley Judd     Ashley was born as … [Read more...]

Ashley Judd ( End Human Trafficking) – Breakfast 2014 Oct 22

On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 join Ashley Judd, celebrated actor, activist and advocate for human rights and social justice, and the author of the best selling memoir All that is Bitter and Sweet, at the Canadian Women's Foundation 2014 Toronto Breakfast. All That Is Bitter and Sweet Ashley Judd is an award-winning film and stage actor known for her roles in both box-office hits and art-house gems, and the daughter and sister of country-music royalty. In 2002, drawing on a deep well … [Read more...]

Ending the Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada‏

I am thrilled to be the new President and CEO of the Canadian Women's Foundation. Since starting this position last month, I have traveled across the country meeting with our amazing board, donors, staff, grantees and volunteers. It is clear to me why the Foundation has succeeded all these years - through your endless support. I am moved by your enthusiasm and dedication, which has fueled my passion and commitment to helping Canadian women and girls. People are very excited about … [Read more...]

CWF: Beverley Wybrow retiring after 22 years!

Beverley Wybrow is retiring after 22 years as President and CEO of the Canadian Women's Foundation. Thanks to Bev's extraordinary leadership, the Foundation has gone from granting $40,000 in 1991 to investing more than $7.5 million last year to help move women and girls out of violence, out of poverty and into confidence. As CEO, Bev has grown the Foundation from a handful of bold donors to over 9,000 individual and corporate supporters. She has pioneered initiatives that have built the … [Read more...]

Canadian Women’s Foundation, Beverley Wybrow CEO

RELENTLESS BODY SHAMING PUTS MORE THAN ONE QUARTER OF CANADIAN GIRLS AT RISK   From the overt body shaming of Hollywood actors like Jennifer Lawrence and Lena Dunham, to the impossible standards set by photoshopped images in magazines, the pressure for perfection is undeniable. A new study from the Canadian Women's Foundation reveals that Canadian girls are the latest casualties of a culture that continues to erode the female gender's self-esteem by promoting an image of beauty that is … [Read more...]

CWF: Celebrating the launch of SHE Magazine!‏

Welcome to the premier issue of SHE — the Canadian Women’s Foundation magazine!   SHE is full of inspiring stories about how your gift to the Canadian Women’s Foundation helps women and girls in Canada to move out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence. Women and girls have come a long way but still experience shockingly high rates of violence and poverty. And as you probably know, over the last 10 years many of the organizations that used to speak out for women and girls … [Read more...]

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