People share personal experiences and the challenges they face because or their gender identity or expression, and also talk about major milestones in adding gender identity and expression to human rights laws.
The following list compiles the recommendations and OHRC commitments found at the end of each section of this report.
Protecting the human rights of vulnerable Ontarians requires a radically different response to the issues of discrimination identified in this report, and the reports of numerous international bodies. We must all bring housing human rights into our homes, apartment buildings, property management offices, government offices, tribunals and commissions, and most importantly, into our collective awareness. This framework suggests concrete action to address the human rights issues identified in the consultation and in numerous reports on housing.
By Sophia Banks
Two months ago when I came out as a trans woman and raised my voice in solidarity with the transgender community I really had no idea what was going to happen next.
I’ve been lucky to book a few weddings with some awesome couples, but aside from those bookings I have also had to refund several client deposits. Generally speaking, Toronto is not ready for a transgender wedding photographer.
It was 1987. That was the year I turned 16. It was also the year I acknowledged that I’m gay.
The years of WW1 saw a great remarkable spread of women’s rights and female suffrage all over the world as well as in Canada. Female suffrage is the right of women to vote. Women at this time were treated differently from men, at least in voting rights. Especially, back then, women were considered to be inferior to men, but after many years of hard work and protest, women finally gained the same equality as men.
- THAT the five principles contained in the National Framework on Aging be integrated in policies and programs of public and private sector organizations.
- THAT all levels of government evaluate laws, policies and programs to ensure that they do not contain age-based assumptions and stereotypes and that they reflect the needs of older persons.
By Dr. Barbara Landau
Women in Canada have only recently come close to equal treatment. We were not allowed to vote until WW1 (1914-18) and Quebec only granted women the vote in 1940. Even with the vote, women did not have rights separate from their husbands. Until 1929, women were not considered “persons” under our Constitution for the purpose of serving in the Senate.
I will share a sample of my experiences that hopefully young women today will find unthinkable.
The Hate Crimes Community Working Group Report and Initiatives in Schools
The Hate Crimes Community Working Group Report
The Hate Crimes Community Working Group defines hate activity as:
Hate incidents: expressions of bias, prejudice and bigotry that are carried out by individuals, groups, organizations and states, directed against stigmatized and marginalized groups in communities, and intended to affirm and secure existing structures of domination and subordination.