A Nova Scotia Canadian Maple Leaf Welcome!
It's a New Year, 2013
UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS WORK:
25th Anniversary of the Committee against Torture ~ Special Journal Report: Opening the Door on Non-State Torture
UN Geneva UPR Session Canada - post NGO discussion video. Article CFUW at the Periodic Review of Canada: The UN in Geneva
OUR SUBMISSION to Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Management Plan 2014-2017.
LETTER ~ Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) letter to Department of Canadian Heritage informing them a NGO report was sent to the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights in Geneva (OHCHR) for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
Our Journal Report ~ NGO CSW Forum 2013 at CSW57: Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
CSW 57 Side event - Live webcast of Guidelines to Measure Violence Agianst Women - Linda asking question about non-State torture at 1:09:28 minutes.
CFUW written statement on non-state torture is official UN Economic and Social Council document (E/CN.6/2013/NGO/10).
CFUW Panel at UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) March 5, 2013, New York City: Genderizing the UN Convention against Torture (CAT) & Non-State Torture Victimization; Resource for CSW panel: Fact Sheet: Torture in the Private Sphere
CSW 2013 panel, "What Works? Best Practices to prevent Human Trafficking." View our presentation here.
Access to Justice for Women and Girls Tortured by Non-State Actors Our submission is on the CEDAW site with other submissions. See link for the criteria http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/accesstojustice.htm
CANADIAN FEDERATION of UNIVERSITY WOMEN (CFUW) MEMBER ACTVITIES:
Video of Linda MacDonald reading the Oral Statement of the CFUW and the National Council of Women Canada (NCWC) at the UN CSW57
UNIVERSITY & GROUP PRESENTATIONS:
SCOW at Fordham University Poster: Linda and I presented “Life Course Issues” discussing how childhood violence including non-State torture victimization can impact negatively on older women. The two life course issues were (a) when society assumes that older women will be ‘automatic’ nurturers and carers of aging or dying parents thereby failing to acknowledge the reality that their parent(s) were the ones who inflicted childhood torture onto them and (b) the complex impact that can occur when flashbacks of childhood victimization occur at the same time when dementia is occurring and how this impacts on the delivery of caring.
Dalhousie University Presentation Poster: International Human Rights Mechanisms and Non-State Torture of Women in Canada; Dalhousie PowerPoint presentation: Journal.
Journal of Lecture at Acadia University, January 31/13 - Torture in the Canadian Context: How close to Home is it?
Relational Female Gender-Based Violence is a Global Pandemic 'Tradition' - an image shared at our lecture
Presentation and Follow-up Information to Members of Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) Nova Scotia - The Human Right Violation of Non-State Torture
RECENT NEWS ARTICLE:
LETTERS TO POLITICIAN MEGAN LESLIE MP NDP DEPUTY LEADER RE PROSTITUTION - letters
Drawing Copyright D. MacDonald 2009