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Jan. 10, 2018, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Women with disabilities face the highest rates of gender-based violence. 60% of women with disabilities have experienced some form of violence (DAWN Canada). Women with disabilities are 3 times likely to experience sexual violence. Newcomer women with disabilities face even more barriers to accessing support" (para 1). "Newcomer women with disabilities may experience violence in distinct ways. For example: 1) Neglect related to her care (e.g. not providing her with medicine or medical care, not giving her a bath, forcing her to eat faster than she can or is comfortable with) 2) Abuse can occur by a caregiver or helping professional 3) Forced isolation (e.g. denying her help in leaving ...more
Dec. 6, 2017, 5 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

According to Figure 5, about 1% of economically active women are employed by the agricultural sector, about 9% by the industry sector, and about 90% by the services sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 5, about 1% of economically active women are employed by the agricultural sector, about 9% by the industry sector, and about 90% by the services sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Nov. 30, 2017, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The average pay gap between men and women stands at 29.4 per cent in Ontario" (para 1). "Women’s lowest income decile shows average earnings of $190 are higher than men’s but that is the only time they are in a virtual tie; In women’s second lowest decile, average pay falls 15 per cent below that of men’s second decile, with women earning $1,000 less in annual average earnings; By the middle-income rung, women’s average income in the fifth decile falls 27 per cent below that decile for men, with women earning $9,000 less in annual average earnings; In the very top decile, Ontario’s highest paid women earn an average of ...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
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Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 16 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"For second-wave feminists like Ms. Guilbault, the memory of a powerful Roman Catholic Church that pushed Quebec women to stay home, produce the country’s highest birthrate and be excluded from public life is still potent" (para 19).
Nov. 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: RCDW-LAW-2

"They came to the metro station in scarves and face masks, protesting Quebec’s new law requiring people to show their faces before gaining access to public services" (para 1). "The face-covering law, titled the State Religious Neutrality Law, is the current Quebec government’s effort to address an angry debate that has blistered social ties and dominated provincial politics for more than a decade" (para 8). "People will have to show their faces only at preliminary contact with government workers, she clarified. They then can cover themselves again. 'No one will be thrown off public transit, be refused emergency health care or be chased out of a library,' she said, according ...more
Nov. 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that while Quebec makes its own laws, he believed women could make up their own minds on what to wear" (para 24).
Nov. 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1, RCDW-PRACTICE-2

"As for those who cover their faces, local estimates peg the number of women in the entire province of Quebec — population 8.39 million — who wear the niqab or burqa at 50 to 100" (para 16).
Nov. 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"Women gained the right to vote in provincial elections [in Quebec] only in 1940, two decades after most of the rest of the country" (para 20).
Oct. 24, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Canada, France, United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"In my further research, I have found that comparable reports are rife in Western democracies as well. A Canadian parliamentary staffer suffered PTSD and attempted suicide following sexual assault by her bosses. A British lawmaker received over 600 rape threats in one night. French women legislators and political leaders revealed a multitude of incidents of harassment, assault and rape in their political workplaces" (para 10).
Oct. 17, 2017, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made it a centerpiece among his own foreign policy priorities, including at the G-8 Muskoka summit he hosted in 2010 (para 5).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

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Sept. 12, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Close behind [Finland] were Sweden and the Atlantic archipelago of Cape Verde, with 52.9 percent female [Cabinet] representation apiece, according to the IPU. Canada ranks in joint-third place, alongside France and the European principality of Liechtenstein"(para 11)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Incoming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined an elite global club Wednesday by appointing women to 50 percent of his Cabinet positions.The self-proclaimed feminist made good his campaign promise that his governmental inner circle would be gender-equal"(para 1-2)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"'It's a historic day for women,' Sheila Copps, the former Canadian deputy prime minister, told CBC News. 'Gender parity in the national Cabinet is huge. It sends a great message to our daughters and sons'"(para 8)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"Incoming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined an elite global club Wednesday by appointing women to 50 percent of his Cabinet positions.The self-proclaimed feminist made good his campaign promise that his governmental inner circle would be gender-equal. After initially trailing in the polls, the 43-year-old defeated incumbent Conservative Stephen Harper last month. His government was sworn-in Wednesday"(para 1-2)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ASR-PRACTICE-1, ASR-DATA-1

"The female half of Trudeau's cabinet included Jody Wilson-Raybould, appointed justice minister and attorney general, Jane Philpott, the new health minister, and Catherine McKenna, who was given the role of environment and climate change minister.Men still held the portfolios of finance, foreign affairs, and transport, among others"(para 6-7)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Incoming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined an elite global club Wednesday by appointing women to 50 percent of his Cabinet positions. The self-proclaimed feminist made good his campaign promise that his governmental inner circle would be gender-equal"(para 1-2)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Jonathan] Malloy also noted that Canada 'has jumped from about 20th to 3rd' in the world rankings of governmental gender equality"(para 5)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Incoming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined an elite global club Wednesday by appointing women to 50 percent of his Cabinet positions"(para 1)."The appointment of a gender-equal Cabinet means Canada enjoys double the female representation of the United States; women make up just 25 percent of Washington's Cabinet of 16"(para 3)."'Canada has never really had a gender-parity moment before [Justin Trudeau appointed a half female cabinet] so it's a big leap for us,' said Jonathan Malloy, an associate professor at Ottawa's Carleton University. 'Canadian politicians often talk about parity while running campaigns but it's a big deal to actually do it.'Malloy also noted that Canada 'has jumped from about 20th ...more
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Jonathan] Malloy also noted that Canada 'has jumped from about 20th to 3rd' in the world rankings of governmental gender equality"(para 5). "The female half of Trudeau's cabinet included Jody Wilson-Raybould, appointed justice minister and attorney general, Jane Philpott, the new health minister, and Catherine McKenna, who was given the role of environment and climate change minister"(para 6)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Incoming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined an elite global club Wednesday by appointing women to 50 percent of his Cabinet positions.The self-proclaimed feminist made good his campaign promise that his governmental inner circle would be gender-equal. After initially trailing in the polls, the 43-year-old defeated incumbent Conservative Stephen Harper last month. His government was sworn-in Wednesday"(para 1-2)
Sept. 8, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"One in every 19 maternal deaths in Ontario is attributable to suicide" (para 1). "The research examined coroner records of women aged 18-45 who took their lives over a 15-year period from 1994-2008, and found that suicide accounted for 51 of 966 deaths among pregnant women and those in the first year following birth across the province — that's approximately five per cent. And it makes suicide the fourth leading cause of death for perinatal women" (para 5). "perinatal women were found to turn to much more lethal means, including hanging or jumping, than other women who took their lives. And that fewer than half had contact with a mental-health ...more
Sept. 8, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"That reality was one of the reasons that drove Toronto mother Claire Zlobin to take matters into her own hands and start Life With A Baby, a network for new parents born from her own feelings of loneliness as a new mother in a new part of the city...Before long, her project took on a life of its own and now has chapters across the province to help fill what she says are some of the gaps in mental health services for new parents" (para 7-11).
Sept. 8, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MISA-DATA-1, MMR-DATA-1

"One in every 19 maternal deaths in Ontario is attributable to suicide" (para 1). "The research examined coroner records of women aged 18-45 who took their lives over a 15-year period from 1994-2008, and found that suicide accounted for 51 of 966 deaths among pregnant women and those in the first year following birth across the province — that's approximately five per cent. And it makes suicide the fourth leading cause of death for perinatal women" (para 5).
Sept. 8, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1

"perinatal women were found to turn to much more lethal means, including hanging or jumping, than other women who took their lives. And that fewer than half had contact with a mental-health provider in the 30 days before their deaths" (para 6). "But of all the regions covered in the research, the study authors found women in the northwestern part of Ontario died more often by suicide than in any other region. The North West Local Integrated Health Network (LHIN) spans the area from the Manitoba border to just west of White River, running from Hudson Bay all the way to the United States border. And while it's the largest ...more
Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

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Aug. 31, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, as sexual assault, and the government enforced the law effectively" (p 68)
Aug. 30, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"There is no sign of formal restrictions on women’s access to financial services. The World Bank Development Indicators Database offers some quantitative data on women's access to financial services. In 2011, 97% of men older than 15 had an account at a formal financial institution, compared to 94% of women. Moreover, 17% of women older than 15 received a loan from a financial institution, compared to 23% of men the same age"