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  • Pro-gas fracking government turfed in NB election
    October 3, 2014, by Roger Annis

    The incumbent Conservative Party that made natural gas fracking a centrepiece of its election platform has lost the Sept 22 election in New Brunswick. The new premier is Brian Gallant […]

  • Survey shows candidates’ position on abortion access in NB
    September 5, 2014, by Tracy Glynn (French translation by Janelle LeBlanc)

    Reproductive Justice NB has posted a map of responses to a survey sent on August 22 to all parties in the upcoming NB provincial elections. The survey asked the candidates […]

  • Abortion services in New Brunswick
    July 29, 2014, by Reproductive Justice NB

    The Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton is closed but arrangements have been made by Reproductive Justice NB to ensure that people are able to get reliable information about accessing abortion services in […]

  • #SavetheClinic [Video]
    July 17, 2014, by Emily St. Pierre

    The Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton, the only free-standing clinic in the Maritimes, has operated for 20 years and performs more than half the approximately 1,000 abortions done in New Brunswick […]

  • New Brunswick invites the return of unsafe abortions
    June 15, 2014, by Joyce Arthur

    The government of New Brunswick has embarked upon a perilous political path in recent weeks. It has decided to directly endanger the health and lives of New Brunswick women on […]

  • Reproductive rights group forms in New Brunswick
    May 14, 2014, by Reproductive Justice NB

    A new reproductive rights group demanding improved abortion access in New Brunswick announced its formation today, in front of the provincial legislature. Reproductive Justice NB is a collective of women […]

  • Pay Equity — It Starts With You!
    November 28, 2012, by Johanne Perron

    This is an article that should not have to be written, about a fund-raising campaign that should not have to be held.   The issue of pay equity — that […]

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    “Never Going Back!”: Fredericton rallies for choice
    November 4, 2012, by Jaden Fitzherbert

    Escorts at the Morgentaler Clinic, with help from the wonderful clinic staff, organized a rally on November 1st to counter the 40 Days for Life that had been outside the clinic for […]

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    Sexual assault awareness: the making of a video in Miramichi
    September 13, 2012, by Patty Michaud, Domestic Violence Outreach Worker, Miramichi Outreach Services

    In December 2011, the local sexual assault awareness committee, a sub-committee of the Miramichi Family Violence Prevention Network, discussed what could be done to raise awareness of sexual assault. In […]

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    Believe her: Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre
    August 31, 2012, by NB Media Co-op

    The theme of Fredericton’s Take Back the Night March this year is “Believe her.” Women and children are welcome to participate in the Take Back the Night March against sexual […]

  • Sexism: coming to a workplace near you
    August 16, 2012, by Jody Dallaire

    Sexism and harassment should not be part of anyone’s job description. We hear too often though that women experience discrimination based on their gender at work. You’ve heard the stories. […]

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    Crossing the line at the Morgentaler Clinic
    August 3, 2012, by Jaden Fitzherbert

    It is 7:30am on a Tuesday morning, as most of you are on your way to work, I’m on my way to the Morgentaler Clinic in downtown Fredericton. Every Tuesday […]

  • Women’s Circle to meet on Wednesdays in St. Stephen
    May 16, 2012, by

    Meeting weekly to explore positive choices in our emotional lives, relationships and overall well-being. All are welcome to join this safe, supportive and confidential gathering, starting soon on Wednesday evenings […]

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    Kickstarting PEI’s Pro-choice Movement
    March 25, 2012, by Kandace Hagen for The Activist

    When I volunteered to sit down with Dr. Colleen MacQuarrie to participate in her project, “Understanding for a Change: Research Project on Experiences with Accessing Abortion on PEI”, I had […]

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    Pay equity postcards delivered to Premier Alward
    March 25, 2012, by NB Coalition for Pay Equity

    Within less than two months, the New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity gathered approximately 3,500 signatures with a postcard campaign carrying the message: “Pay inequity makes a hole in MY […]

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    Guatemalan fights for justice for women in her homeland
    March 20, 2012, by Cheryl Norrad for the Purple Violet Press

    Last week as part of International Women’s Day celebrations, Guatemalan women’s rights activist Norma Herrera made an appearance at the Cedar Tree Cafe in downtown Fredericton, bringing attention to the […]

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    Real bodies are not photoshopped
    March 4, 2012, by Ayesha Ali

    Should the promotion of anorexia through the use of websites be criminalised? This was the question at the heart of the French documentary Arresting Ana which followed the life of […]

  • Government budgets: a sexy topic
    February 12, 2012, by Jody Dallaire

    It’s that time of year again: budget time. For most people, when the topic of government budgeting comes up, their eyes glaze over and they become disinterested. Not me, I […]

  • Pay Equity Coalition demands studies from the NB government
    January 13, 2012, by NB Coalition for Pay Equity

    New Brunswickers working in the private sector and the NB Coalition for Pay Equity are joining their voices to ask the Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Margaret-Ann Blaney: […]

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    “Time for results,” say pay equity advocates
    October 1, 2011, by Johanne Perron

    The NB Coalition for Pay Equity is demanding results for women whose work is underpaid and undervalued.  “Employees, employers and the provincial government have spent time evaluating the fairness of […]

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    Women march against sexual violence in New Brunswick
    September 27, 2011, by Tracy Glynn

    Over 100 women and children marched through the streets of Fredericton on the night of Friday, September 23rd in the annual Take Back the Night March. The march in Fredericton […]

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    Pay Equity Coalition has a new chair
    June 14, 2011, by Johanne Perron

    Vallie Stearns was elected Chair of the New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity during its annual general meeting on Saturday, June 11. The theme of this year’s annual general meeting […]

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    The Raging Grannies: taking a stand
    June 8, 2011, by Najat Abdou-McFarland

    The grannies have lent their wit to many political causes over the years; supporting the Revolutionary Association for the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), supporting peace activities such as Hiroshima Day […]

  • Debate on NB Advisory Council’s demise
    April 5, 2011, by Gail Taylor

    Such a dire blow has been dealt to the women of New Brunswick with the termination of the NB Advisory Council on the Status of Women. I was in the […]

  • New Brunswick Women’s History Map
    March 27, 2011, by N.B. Advisory Council on the Status of Women

    The New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women has launched a Women’s History Map, an online listing of sites and landmarks of importance to the history of women […]

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    Budget cuts an ideological attack on women
    March 25, 2011, by Tracy Glynn

    The New Brunswick government announced this week that they will abolish the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women, an arms length agency to the government that provides […]

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    International Women’s Day celebrated in Fredericton
    March 8, 2011, by Tracy Glynn

    International Women’s Day was celebrated early this year in Fredericton. Over thirty people gathered at Renaissance College on Sunday, March 6, to mark the special day with a potluck, which […]

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    Purple ribbons for pay equity
    January 21, 2011, by Anne Robichaud

    Each year, members of the December 6th Committee of the Moncton and District Labour Council distribute purple ribbons in the greater Moncton region to raise funds for a women’s organization. […]

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    Remembering and acting on violence against women
    December 2, 2010, by Michel Boudreau and Sandy Harding

    Moncton – On December 6, 1989, 14 female engineering students at l’École Polytechnique in Montreal were murdered simply because they were women.  Canadians were deeply shaken by this event; it […]

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    Women should not pay for the economic crisis
    December 2, 2010, by Johanne Perron

    The New Brunswick Throne Speech was silent on the current pay equity programs for workers in child care, home support, transition houses and group homes. “Workers in these sectors should […]

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    New Brunswick labour participates in World March of Women
    November 14, 2010, by Sandy Harding and Michel Boudreau

    On October 22, we proudly wore our purple scarves while attending the World March of Women event organized in Fredericton. The 300 plus participants, from all walks of life, showed […]

  • Doing work differently after bullying
    October 24, 2010, by

    Researchers at University of New Brunswick interviewed 36 women from this region who had been bullied in the workplace. What they learned is surprising. The researchers’ main conclusions, published last […]

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    Taking back the night in Fredericton
    October 6, 2010, by Marie-Christine Allard

    “No more silence! No more violence!” shouted a woman on the megaphone, as she led a march of about a hundred women and children through the dark streets of Fredericton. […]

  • Women elected in NB
    October 1, 2010, by Advisory Council on the Status of Women

    None of the women running for the Liberal Party (12), the Green Party (23) or the NDP (18) won a seat.‬‪‬‪ Seats & Popular vote:‬‪ Progressive Conservative: 42 seats; 49%‬‪Liberal: […]

  • L’impact humain des budgets doit être exposé
    September 9, 2010, by Sarah LeBlanc

    Moncton – Huit organismes provinciaux se joignent au Regroupement féministe du Nouveau-Brunswick (RFNB) afin de demander un engagement des partis politiques à analyser l’impact des budgets provinciaux sur les femmes […]

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    NB RebELLEs give oppression the boot
    June 18, 2010, by Marie-Christine Allard

    There are many uses for rubber boots. The obvious ones are to keep your feet dry when it rains or to keep them clean while doing yard work. Some even […]

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    Escorts still needed at abortion clinics
    June 17, 2010, by Marie-Christine Allard

    The NB Media Co-op’s Marie-Christine Allard interviews Kerri Wood, an escort at the Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton, to find out what it is like being an escort at an abortion […]

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    New Brunswick women to join World March of Women
    April 16, 2010, by Tracy Glynn

    Different women’s groups gathered in Moncton today, the eve of the 91st anniversary of the women’s right to vote and run for office in New Brunswick, to announce their plans […]