In this issue:
Women at the heart of change
Over the years, Inter Pares developed relationships with feminists in other countries who were also determined to ensure that women's needs became central in development efforts. This was a vibrant period at home as well. Women across Canada were organizing to promote women's equality rights, legal access to abortion, greater rights for indigenous women, stronger laws against rape and violence against women, and the creation of services from shelters to rape crisis centres. Inter Pares brought Canadian and overseas women together to learn from each other and share strategies about working for change.
Board of Directors Profile: Dr. Shree Mulay
Shree is the Associate Dean and Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland. As a respected researcher and feminist, Shree continues to contribute to knowledge on the health of immigrant and refugee women in Canada, the human rights of women, and access to health services and medicines in India.
Building coalitions: Feminism in practice
The Americas Policy Group, a working group of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation, coordinates the efforts of over 40 Canadian civil society organizations working in the Americas, to collectively respond to the needs of local counterparts and by engaging the Canadian government in defense of human rights.
Take Back the Day – Mother's Day, that is
TAKE BACK THE DAY celebrates the real roots of Mother's Day by raising funds for women and organizations working towards social transformation, and offers a gift-giving alternative to people who care about peace and justice.
Trusting in each other
Sudanese Women Empowerment for Peace (SuWEP) is a movement working to increase women's equality in Sudan, committed to the political, social and economic empowerment of women. Its roots lie in the 1995 World Conference on Women in Beijing.