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welcome to section15.ca

April 9, 2009

section15.ca is a feminist website that focuses on economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights.

This site:

  • promotes women’s full rights and freedoms in Canada and around the world;
  • recognizes and celebrates women’s diversity; and
  • features articles and ideas dealing with equality as it relates to gender, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sexual orientation, age and both mental and physical disability.

Currently, section15.ca does not assign features, and only occasionally posts new blog entries.

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  • Seasonal Feature

  • October 18, 1929: Persons Case

    This is a hugely important date in the legal history of women as it marks the moment Canada’s women added, “persons of right and privilege” to their standing of “persons in matters of pains and penalties.” This is a story about the process, led by Emily Murphy from 1916–1927, when the petition was signed to reconsider the definition of women, to the monumental day in 1929. Since then, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund has continued to press for changes to laws that affect women. read more