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Government FOCUS

Our Leadership School for Local Government for Women, originally scheduled for May 1st and May 2nd, 2020 will be rescheduled. The new dates are now August 21st and 22nd. We want to hear from you about your interest in the school. Please take the time to fill out our Survey at: 



The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) is proud to announce our Workplace Sexual Harassment Free Legal Advice program, funded by the federal Department of Justice, which allows victims of workplace sexual harassment to access free independent legal advice.  Learn more about the program at:

Tell us what you will do to prevent gender-based violence

Eighteen community organizations and groups throughout Nova Scotia are receiving grants to help prevent domestic violence.

“Now, more than ever, we understand the need to work together to ensure a strong and resilient approach to the complex issue of domestic violence,” said Kelly Regan, Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women. “This next phase of projects will continue to build and share knowledge and strengthen the relationships needed to map the best path forward for Nova Scotia.”


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"The mass murders in Nova Scotia were not “senseless.” 

They were predictable.

We, concerned about the well-being of women and girls in Nova Scotia,

1. Ask for a public, independent inquiry with a feminist analysis of the persistent pattern of Nova Scotian women beaten, burned, sexually assaulted, stalked, strangled, shot, stabbed, tortured, trafficked, murdered (femicide), disappeared, and dismembered.

2. Let the inquiry happen on Nova Scotian turf. This worst mass murder in Canadian history happened here!