Hitherto, one would think that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) adopted by the UN in 1948 and later the International Bill of Human Rights of 1966, have ended the abject trade and traffic of human initiated centuries ago for the sole benefits of greedy colonists? No. One of the pressing challenges of this 21st Century remains trafficking in person, a multi – billion dollars’ industry, where most victims are girls and women, forced to live in slavery like conditions, whose fundamental rights are violated with the conspiracy of ineffective policies, dragging implementation strategies and legal loopholes.

  • Women and Sustainable Development

    Issues of women and girls have moved from the family nucleus to become global challenges. Despite pros and cons, in the quest for justice and equity, Sustainable Development is the principle that has helped weave a fabric of solidarity among women worldwide. Have you ever wonder about the relationships between UWCM and Sustainable Development? Read this chronological summary to appreciate the links.

  • Electoral reform system in Canada: Comparing systems

    On October 20, 2016, the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship at McGill University held a public forum on the Canadian electoral reform in the presence of Marianne Monseff, federal Minister of Democratic Affairs. This discussion explained the rationale behind the CFUW resolution entitled Changing the First-Past-the-Post Electoral System to Proportional Representation in Canada adopted at the June 2016 AGM.