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International Women's Day 2019

In 1975, the United Nations declared March 8 as International Women’s Day. Forty-five years later, it remains a day for celebrating the many contributions women and girls make to our society. It is also a day to recognize and reflect on the past and current struggles of women and girls. The…

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70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On December 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations officially adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This Declaration – one of the greatest documents of modern history – was the world’s response to the atrocities and horrors of the Holocaust. It is an…

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National Day for Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On December 6, 1989, a 25-year-old man named Marc Lépine burst into l’École Polytechnique de Montréal with an assault rifle and killed 14 women in cold blood. Their deaths shocked a nation and, in 1991, sparked the Canadian Parliament to designate December 6 as a National…

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Human Rights in Saskatchewan

It's the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission's job to discourage and eliminate discrimination. It does that in three ways:

  • Investigates complaints of discrimination
  • Promotes and approves equity programs
  • Educates people about human rights law in Saskatchewan

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