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Maryam Monsef: “Discrimination and gender stereotypes influence our daily lives”

Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, highlighted the slogan of “Equality Matters” and the importance of continuing the struggle for gender equality. In a statement on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2017, Monsef emphasized that “Canada has the potential to lead the world on this issue.” On March 8, 2017, Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, committed to “provide $650 ...

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Trudeau announces $650 million in funding for “reproductive health” worldwide

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, committed to “provide $650 million in funding to address gaps in sexual and reproductive health and rights in the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities.” “Reproductive health” is a code-name for having access to affordable methods of birth control. In a recent interview with The Canadian Press, Monsef said ...

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Toronto imam warns wife beating may lead Muslim women to convert to Christianity

Imam Ahmed Shehab, a former President of Um-Al-Qurra Islamic School who was a candidate for Mayor of Toronto in 2003, calls on Muslim husbands to adhere to the Islamic ethics and to be gentle with their wives. He advised them to avoid bullying their wives or beating them up with baseball bats, sticks or belts warning that it may lead ...

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Monsef announces new funding to help women who face “reproductive coercion”

Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, along with Anita Vandenbeld, Member of Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean announced on March 6, 2017 that Planned Parenthood Ottawa is receiving $285,000 for a three-year project to improve services for women in the Ottawa area who are “experiencing gender-based violence, in particular, violence related to sexual and reproductive coercion.”

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Brad Trost calls on government to cancel funding to the global abortion fund

Conservative Leadership Candidate and Saskatoon-University MP Brad Trost called on the Trudeau Government, today, to reverse its decision to make an initial contribution of $20 million to a Dutch government-initiated global abortion fund, and to embargo any additional funding for abortion. Trost also asked all Conservative leadership candidates to support his call for a cancellation of funding.

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Sandra Solomon protests against dissemination of “misogynistic” literature

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, a short time after the mass anti Trump rally in Toronto ended, Sandra Solomon, an ex-Muslim who was raised in Saudi Arabia, came to Dundas Square asking Canadians to join her protest against the dissemination of “misogynistic” literature that condones wife beating based on the Islamic teachings of the Quran (Islam’ holy book) and Hadith ...

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