‘There are particular moments that come in our lives that give us the opportunity to be the best part of ourselves—and such a moment will soon be upon us,' says Lopa Banerjee.
Independent Senators Marilou McPhedran, left, Mary Coyle, second from right, and Wanda Thomas Bernard, right, pose with South African High Commissioner Sibongiseni Dlamini-Mntambo, centre left, and UN Women director of civil society division Lopa Banerjee, centre. The women all spoke during a Nov. 27 reception after the launch of a new UN campaign against gender-based violence. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
The next two years are an important “roadmap” for the international community fighting for gender equality ahead of a “landmark year” in 2020, says a United Nations Women director.
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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.