March in honour of Canadian
murdered and missing native women
in Vancouver.
(Photo: Nofutureface/Flickr)

The Sisters in Spirit, part of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, dedicated this Tuesday, like every Oct. 4 since 2005, as a day of vigil to honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls, with rallies and other events in nine provinces including Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec and Nova Scotia as well as the Northwest Territories.

National Committee press conference.
(Photo: EquityBD)

The Government of Bangladesh must take steps to ensure women’s equal rights to land and inheritance, urged civil society organizations. "Men and women have to fight together to establish women's right," said M Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, member of Equity and Justice Working Group (EquityBD), an alliance of several Bangladeshi groups and individuals.

The Public Prosecution studies
the appeals. (Foto: BNA)

Abdullah Al-Derazi, secretary general of the Bahrain Human Rights Society (BHRS, focal point of Social Watch), said he hoped the 20 doctors, nurses and paramedics condemned to 5, 10 and 15 years imprisonment on Thursday by a military court would have their sentences reduced on appeal before being pardoned.

Photo: Rural Reconstruction Nepal.

LDC Watch International Secretariat in Nepal participated in a mass rally coordinated by the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction on the occasion of the Day of Peace on Sept. 21 in Kathmandu. Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN, focal point of Social Watch), South Asian Alliance for Poverty Eradication and hundreds of people representing various government agencies, civil society organizations and private sectors participated in the rally.

Poor people waiting for a meal
in New Brunswick.
(Photo; OldMaison.)

Poverty costs tax-payers of the eastern province of New Brunswick more than $2 billion (some U$S 1,9 billion) a year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Common Front for Social Justice and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, one of the focal points of Social Watch in the North American country.

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