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News and information related to women's equality and women's rights. Here is information about PSAC BC Regional Womens Committees and information about the PSAC Women's Program.

January 17, 2013 - 12:28pm •
One in Three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. One billion women violated is an atrocity. One billion women dancing is a revolutionOn V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, we are inviting one billion women and those who love them to walk out, rise up, and demand an end to this violence. One Billion Rising will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.
December 6, 2012 - 1:03pm •
In a recent poll, women were less likely to say BC is "heading in the right direction" under Christy Clark's leadership than men - read more at vancouversun.com. What do you think? Let us know at braggp@psac.com
December 5, 2012 - 3:43pm •
VICTORIA- The Public Service Alliance of Canada Victoria Regional Women's Committee is sponsoring a candlelight vigil in Victoria on December 6th, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada.Members of the public will gather to reflect on violence against women, call upon the federal government to announce a national action plan to deal with all forms of violence against women, and collect donations for local women's organizations.
November 30, 2012 - 2:27pm •
BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix spoke this week at the BC Federation of Labour Convention in Vancouver.“If the NDP and labour can come together to make us a better society, how can you object to that?”, said Lee Provost a PSAC/UNDE Sister.Sharon Brine, also a PSAC/UNDE member, said “To discount the votes of union households in the next election would be the biggest mistake of all.”
November 24, 2012 - 2:18pm •
Representatives from PSAC Women's Committees in BC meet via conference call and in person from time to time. Download the minutes of these meetings below
November 20, 2012 - 2:12pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports presented at the November 2012 Regional Council meeting, as well as the Council Committee Terms of Reference and the meeting minutes.
November 19, 2012 - 12:53pm •
Violence against women continues to be a serious issue in CanadaIt is estimated that 60% of Canadian women have suffered from physical or psychological violence at some time in their life.In 2007, nearly 40,200 incidents of spousal violence were reported to police. This represents about 12% of all police-reported violent crime in Canada.Between April 1, 2007 and March 31, 2008, approximately 101,000 women and children were admitted to 569 shelters in Canada.Take action!
November 13, 2012 - 3:19pm •
End the Cycle of Violence
November 5, 2012 - 10:42am •
Refuses to implement Supreme Court OrderA year ago this coming November 17, the Supreme Court ordered Canada Post to implement a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Order that it provide pay equity payments to thousands of employees and retirees who had been underpaid for decades.This should have ended a 30 year battle for equity and justice.But Canada Post is refusing to implement that order and is delaying payments to those who desperately need it.
September 28, 2012 - 3:11pm •
These vigils are meant to honour the more than 600 Aboriginal women that have been murdered or gone missing and to keep their memories alive. They are also meant to draw public attention to this horrific violence as a way to help end the assaults on native women.

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