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Trans Women’s Rights are Women’s Rights

October 28, 2016

This past Tuesday, October 25th, Canada appeared before the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women to report on our country’s recent track record regarding important issues such as reproductive rights, the gender wage gap, incarceration rates of women, and discrimination against vulnerable groups. However, one vital piece was missing from Canada’s report: […]

CCLA Presents Concerns to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

February 26, 2016

This week, Canada appeared before the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, and CCLA was there in Geneva to present key concerns as part of the country’s sixth periodic review. The Committee is the independent body of experts that oversees state parties’ compliance with the UN Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights. Every […]

INCLO Releases Report on Religious Freedom and Equality Around the World

September 21, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY — The International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO), of which the Canadian Civil Liberties Association is a member, today released a report that addresses tensions between freedom of religion and equality rights and proposes resolutions to those tensions in three areas: LGBT rights, reproductive rights, and religious appearance. […]

Saudi Arabia sentences women for helping Canadians Nathalie Morin and her children

June 19, 2013

CCLA has for years been calling for the right of Canadian Nathalie Morin and her Canadian children, to be able to freely travel from Saudi Arabia to Canada, in accordance with international legal standards that are binding upon both countries. We have also called upon the Canadian and Saudi governments to urgently investigate allegations of […]

CCLA Concerned About Lack of Abortion Services in PEI

November 18, 2011

CCLA has written to the Minister of Health of Prince Edward Island expressing concern about the lack of abortion services in the province. In its letter to the Minister, CCLA urges him to reassess the lack of access in light of the actual costs involved and the impact on girls and women who need this […]

CCLA Supports Women’s Right to Choose in P.E.I.

May 9, 2014

CCLA expressed its support for a women’s right to choose, at an event that took place on May 8th in Charlottetown entitled “A Rally For Our Right to Accessible Abortion.” CCLA’s statement of support was read out at the rally. It expressed the organization’s view that women have the right to choose what happens to […]