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Author: Jessica Howard

Jessica Howard

Jessica Howard is Senior Writer at the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Having worked as a journalist, blogger, content strategist and university instructor, she believes that storytelling is key to social change. As a mother of two sons, she is also highly knowledgeable about Lego, Star Wars and Superheroes.

Here’s How to Send a Strong Message About Justice For Sexual Assault Survivors

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When it comes to sexual assault cases, harmful myths and stereotypes persist. They may influence judges’ thinking about how complainants are supposed to behave during the assault and in court. You can help support survivors of sexual violence and build the gender equality movement in Canada.

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8 Indigenous Women’s Voices You Need to Hear

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Read any memorable books lately? Our staff members have, and they all have one thing in common: powerhouse Indigenous women authors.

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Three Bold Steps Toward Closing the Gender Pay Gap

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Did you know that, if you’re a woman in Canada, it’s as if you’ve been working for free since the beginning of the year? April 9 is It marks how far women, on average, need to work into the new year to earn what men earned by December 31. The is real, it can’t simply […]

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Three Reasons Why The #MeToo Momentum Must Continue into 2019

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Without looking, can you guess what tops CTV’s list of the eight biggest Canadian It’s “#MeToo Hits Parliament Hill” – this year’s coverage of revelations about inappropriate behaviour by some Canadian politicians, as well as changes to sexual harassment policy and regulation in the federal sphere. Even those of us who aren’t in politics have […]

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