Topic: jenny wright

Day 1 on the job for Laura Winters, new head of St. John's Status of Women Council

The council's new executive director says she's familiar with the issues facing the women of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Laura Winters takes lead at St. John's Status of Women Council

The St. John's Status of Women Council has named Laura Winters as its new executive director, taking over the job following the departure of Jenny Wright.
Weekend Briefing

Here's the juggernaut Ches Crosbie will have to fight like hell to overcome

The PCs won all the byelections after the last general election, but they now face a wall formed by more than two dozen Liberal incumbents, writes John Gushue.

Community groups complained to SJSWC about Jenny Wright before she resigned

Four months before Jenny Wright tendered her resignation as executive director of the St. John's Status of Women Council, a strongly worded letter was written to the council's chair.

Jenny Wright leaves women's centre, pledges to keep working for gender equality

The former executive director says she's proud of her five years with the St. John's Status of Women Council and says she'll continue to be a voice for women.

Sheilagh O'Leary 'surprised,' will not seek NDP nomination in St. John's East-Quidi Vidi

New NDP Leader Alison Coffin announced Thursday she would run in the district.

Women impacted by predatory Twitter messages from Inuk activist band together

A man in St. John’s who gained a platform for his 'Inuk word of the day' tweets was called out for sending unsolicited, sexually suggestive messages to several women. Now those women are turning to each other for support.

Raising N.L.'s minimum wage to $15/h will reduce poverty, coalition group says

Newfoundland and Labrador has the second-lowest minimum wage in Canada, and Common Front NL says people can't live on that.

Minnie Callan — killed in 1986 — and Victoria Head among women added to In Her Name list

"We can't let them go."

More gender diversity needed on board of N.L. Hydro, activist says

Natural resources minister says the N.L. government has asked the appointments committee to look for women to fill four remaining board of director seats.

Clarenville prison problems are longstanding, women's advocate says

It's good that there's an independent investigation underway after three prison deaths in N.L., Jenny Wright says, but it must be transparent to effect change.

The trailer truck came swinging at them like a bat, and somehow they survived

Sometimes, it takes is a split-second for a life to turn upside down. For Jenny Wright and her daughter, it happened on the Southern Shore Highway.

Ending violence against women: Is new provincial committee a first step?

A new committee looking at the issue of violence against women in this province met Friday in St. John's, amid criticism that another committee won't solve the problem.

In Her Name vigil honours and remembers murdered and missing N.L. women

One by one the names of 117 murdered or missing women and girls were read aloud, often with the reader's voice cracking, talking about a loved one taken from them.

'Strength of a warrior': Arts community, activists mourn death of Susan Shiner, 65

She's remembered as an "uncompromising," but caring advocate who wanted "equality or nothing."

'Absolutely heartbreaking': Groups concerned about closure of Legal Aid child protection office

​The St. John's Status of Women Council and the province's Child and Youth Advocate are voicing their concerns about the closure of a specialized legal aid office that helps families who are dealing with child protection services.

More money for men: CBC analysis shows women less likely to make Sunshine List

Women make up more than half of the civil service, but analysis done by CBC News shows they're less likely than their male counterparts to make it onto the Sunshine List of high income earners.

Domestic violence leave policy brought in at St. John's Status of Women Council

St. John’s Status of Women Council now allows three paid leave days for accessing services related to domestic abuse.

St. John's bars should adopt 'angel shot' system to protect female customers, says women's council

The head of the St. John's Status of Women Council says a Florida restaurant's unique method of protecting its female customers should be adopted by bars and eateries in this province.

Woman addresses gender gap issue to Commons committee — of all men

The executive director of the St. John's Status of Women Council has raised concerns about the federal standing committee on finance she addressed recently in Charlottetown. Jenny Wright says there needs to be more gender parity on standing committees.

Rapper fires back at lawyers' association in N.L. rape sentence controversy

A popular Canadian rapper says he can't understand why a prominent lawyers' group is condemning his angry response to a controversial sexual assault sentence.

#NLwomenrising: Women's centres stage day of awareness against Budget 2016

Women's organizations across the province are getting the word out Tuesday on how Budget 2016 affects women and children.

Income supplement 'not going to level out' fee increases, levy: Jenny Wright

Women in Newfoundland and Labrador — particularly low income earners and seniors — will be hit the hardest by fees and tax increases outlined in the 2016 budget.

Rural communities to feel sting in hard-hitting budget

Among the province-wide tax increases announced in Thursday's budget, there were a number of measures that will increase the price of rural life.

U of S Huskies win 1st CIS women's basketball national championship

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies women's basketball team defeated the Ryerson Rams from Toronto 85-71.

RNC investigates 3 reports in 2 weeks of possible drugging, sexual assault

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said Wednesday that it is investigating three reports of possible drugging and sexual assault over the past two weeks in downtown St. John's.

Vigil held in St. John's remembering Polytechnique massacre

Fourteen students lit 14 candles during a vigil at Memorial University on Sunday to remember the women killed in the 1989 attack on Montreal's I'Ecole Polytechnique.

Sex workers, homeless to benefit from St. John's health outreach

The St. John's Status of Women council says a health outreach program for the city's downtown core will save money.

We're failing sexual assault victims, women's group says

The head of the St. John's Status of Women Council says a pageant contestant's recent story of sexual assault is, sadly, all too familiar.

Women's groups say street nurse needed to prevent sex worker deaths

A program that helps female prostitutes in St. John's says a street nurse is needed to prevent women from dying.

First St. John's SlutWalk aimed at stopping victim-blaming

Organizers are planning the first-ever SlutWalk for St. John's on June 14. This provocatively named protest march is aimed at stamping out "rape culture," and has now spread to hundreds of cities and towns around the world.

Ralph Rumbolt sentence 'doesn't fit the crime', says women's group

A member of the St. John's Status of Women's Council has criticized the court's sentencing of a man convicted of sex offences against underage girls.

Anonymous $20K donation made to sex worker outreach group

An organization that offers support to sex workers in the St. John's area received a $20,000 gift from an anonymous donor.