March 8, 2016
CAUSE Canada believes that Women’s Rights are Human Rights and that celebrating the Rights of Women is one of the hallmarks of an enlightened society. But enlightenment means little unless resources are allocated to the all-important task of guaranteeing that women have access to safe housing, healthcare, water, food and a life free from fear! Championing the Rights of all Women includes the challenge of teaching marginalized women how to read, write, add and subtract.
Empowering women through the acquisition of these transformative skills is what CAUSE Canada’s gender programs are all about!
December 24, 2015
CAUSE Canada has long argued that healthy environments are the cornerstones of just and sustainable societies. Unfortunately, however, women still have lesser economic, political and legal power than men. This compromises women’s capacity to deal with climate change issues at the policy level and yet women and children are the most exposed to the adverse effects of climate change. Part of the reason for this is
because they are highly dependent on local natural resources for their livelihood. They are responsible for acquiring potable water and fuel for cooking & heating.
Rural women from the Global South are also the primary producers of locally grown food. However, women experience unequal access to resources and decision making processes. Therefore, in our collective efforts to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change it is important to identify gender-sensitive strategies that respond to the needs of women and children.
“You should defend those who cannot help themselves. Yes, speak up for the needy and see that they get justice.” Proverbs 31:8-9