The experience and impact of intimate partner violence

November 25 marked the start of the 12 Days of Action to End Violence against Women,1 an initiative to raise awareness of the scourge of gender-based violence. The APTS took the occasion to talk with Ingrid Falaise, multimedia artist and author of the bestselling book Le Monstre, who was generous enough to discuss her own experience of intimate partner violence and offer insights that foster greater understanding of the issue as well as a sense of solidarity.

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Making history through electoral change

The APTS supports the Mouvement Démocratie Nouvelle’s campaign urging the Québec government to keep its promise to reform the electoral system. We asked the APTS’s political officer responsible for feminist action to provide an overview of the feminist vision behind our support.

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Advice from a champion

Being a union activist is about exercising leadership and influence. But because of sexist socialization, too many women underestimate their ability to take on the decision-making, mobilizing and representation roles that are part and parcel of union responsibilities.

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Women really needed new labour standards

The kind of in-depth reform of the Labour Standards Act that women’s groups and unions had been hoping for didn’t happen. Still, there are a number of changes that constitute progress for women who aren’t protected by a collective agreement [1], as well as for APTS members.

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