Special thanks to FAFIA
Fluman Rights Chair Shelagh Day and Lynn Gehl for assistance with this article.
Ensino superior: curso de historia na FAFIA
In January and in September 2011, faced with the continuing failures of Canadian governments to take effective action in connection with the murders and disappearances, FAFIA
and NWAC requested the committee to launch an inquiry, the statement continues,
To learn more about Canada's non-compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, visit the Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA
) website at www.fafia-afai.org.
For a useful collection of documents on this process and on the relevance of CEDAW in Canada, see the website of the Canada's Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA-AFAI) at www.fafia-afai.org; FAFIA
is a Canadian women's organization which intervened at this hearing.
The Feminist Alliance for Feminist International Action (FAFIA
) has launched a special network called FAFIA
Solidarity to provide up-to-date information about a United Nations effort to pressure Canada to improve its response to violence against Aboriginal women and girls.
Organizations like UNPAC, the Feminist Alliance For International Action (FAFIA
) and the Global Women's Strike (GWS) have come into being to demand accountability from governments on the commitments made to women under international human-rights treaties and agreements, including the Beijing Platform for Action (PFA) and the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
Pauline Rankin's essay on the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA
) notes how this activist group has emerged while many others have disappeared.
Since the UN made these recommendations in 2003, the Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA
) has mobilized to have them implemented.
Shelagh Day is chair of the Human Rights Committee at the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA
International Action (FAFIA
) and Newfoundland and Labrador's
She helped found the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA
) and was a founder of the federal Court Challenges Program which provided financial assistance for important court cases that advanced language and equality rights guaranteed under Canada's Constitution.