(Photo: Women’s March on Washington ©Sarah French, 2017)
The Women’s March on Washington was a historic event, with an estimated 5 million people participating in Washington and in solidarity “sister” marches across the world. The Women’s March was organized around women’s rights issues, but also about the intersectionality of human rights issues, in the face of rising instances of racism, Islamophobia, transphobia, ableism, misogyny and discrimination. While these are not new issues in Canada, the marches on January 21st, 2017 were about bringing people together to stand in solidarity. In Canada, marches were held from coast, to coast, to coast. The momentum from these events has led many to ask, what’s next?
Here are a few ways to show support for human rights in Canada, and around the world:
- Follow us Twitter or on Facebook for news articles and events about human rights issues in Canada
- Learn more about human rights in your territory or province:
- Alberta Human Rights Commission
- Canadian Human Rights Commission
- Manitoba Human Rights Commission
- New Brunswick Human Rights Commission
- Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission
- Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission
- Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission
- Ontario Human Rights Commission
- Prince Edward Island Human Rights Commission
- Quebec Human Rights Commission
- Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
- Yukon Human Rights Commission
* British Columbia and Nunavut do not have a Human Rights Commission.
- If you would like more information on human rights institutions in Canada, visit HRI’s Canadian Human Rights Institutions Map.
- Learn about a few ways you can address issues of Islamophobia (this resource provides a lot of suggestions on what individuals can do to address Islamophobia, starting with ourselves, our families and our communities. This information is being provided as a resource to readers. It has been externally developed. HRI does not own this material.)
- Support Canadian human rights organizations working on an issue of concern for you (this list is intended to be a starting point, it is not an exhaustive list of organizations in Canada):
Rights of the Chlid
Right to Health