Women’s economic resilience under fire: three under-the-radar ways the pandemic risks reversing Canada’s gender equality progress

If unaddressed, the pandemic’s compounding effects on women and nonbinary people’s safety, health, and economic independence will force them to play catch-up with Canada’s recovery plans.

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Will Budget 2022 give us a feminist economic recovery?

According to the federal government’s gender-based analysis report on the budget, 44 percent of Budget 2022 will benefit women and men in equal proportions. Meanwhile, 42 percent of measures will directly or indirectly benefit men more than women, and 14 percent will directly or indirectly benefit women more than men.

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Full interview: Maude Barlow on 50 years of activism and how civil society can advance women’s economic resilience

The pandemic exposed deep inequity in Canada and around the world. Civil society must challenge the government power structures and fundamental economic institutions that create barriers to women’s economic independence for everyone to recover from the pandemic.

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“You have to fight the big economic structures”: Maude Barlow on 50 years of activism and how civil society can advance women’s economic resilience

The pandemic exposed deep inequity in Canada and around the world. Civil society must challenge the government power structures and fundamental economic institutions that create barriers to women’s economic independence for everyone to recover from the pandemic.

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What does reproductive injustice have to do with pregnant people’s poverty? To this doula organization, everything

Only 19 percent of women find a job after incarceration, compared to 50 percent of men. Assisting with abortions, cushioning healthcare costs and helping pregnant people find housing upon their release can help with reintegration.

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“I don’t believe in the word ‘recovery’”: What you missed at Future of Good’s women’s economic resilience summit

As Canada’s social impact world reflects on how the pandemic has slowed economic progress and gender equity, the conversation shouldn’t only be about recovering –– but reimaging a world where women and gender expansive people can thrive.

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Can a psych-based finance course help women, non-binary, and trans people heal from the trauma of COVID’s economic crises?

COVID-19 has 70 percent of Canadians concerned about their ability to pay bills and Canada has a gendered poverty problem — understanding their trauma around money could be a step towards financial literacy.

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YWCA launches Canada’s first national immediate financial support fund for survivors of domestic violence

With reports of intimate partner violence increasing during the pandemic, and women and gender-diverse people experiencing unemployment disproportionately, a national emergency fund could be their road to safety.

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Five years on, Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy is still not fully implemented. What now?

Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy was introduced so women and girls have a fair shot at equality. Trying to prioritize women and girls without changing Canadian foreign policy and development practices will continue the cycle of poverty and inequality.

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Organizations call for more aid to Afghanistan, amidst a crisis for women and girls

With less humanitarian aid flowing to Afghanistan, women continue to have fewer work options than men, eat less, and must consider desperate measures such as selling their daughters into marriage to be able to afford basic needs.

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