Human rights day: mobilize, educate, speak out

Human rights day

December 10 is Human Rights Day – an opportunity to reflect on the status of human rights in Canada and abroad.

Although much has been accomplished, much more work still needs to be done. PSAC is committed to continuing our work regarding human rights in the workplace, in our communities, and around the world.

We are calling on the Government of Canada to take immediate action regarding specific issues that are impeding women’s equality and justice for Indigenous peoples.

Action required

  • Affordable, accessible, high-quality child care
  • Instituting a national action plan on violence against women
  • Implementing the recommendations in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  • Fixing the water and infrastructure crisis in Indigenous communities, and providing adequate education funding for First Nations children

Let this day be a reminder of these and other pressing human rights issues. We must continue to mobilize, educate ourselves and speak out. 

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December 8, 2016
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