Advocacy

Over the years, CFUW has taken a stand on innumerable social issues based on our policies (i.e. adopted resolutions). Here you will find more information on some of these issues, the actions CFUW national and clubs have taken, advocacy tools and resources, as well as information about the resolutions process, International Women’s Day, our National Initiative, and Study Groups.

Advocacy 101

Advocacy has been important to CFUW since its formation in 1919. The first six clubs that eventually came together to form CFUW had advocacy as a primary pillar in their community work.

Policy Book

Our Policy Book consists of resolutions passed since 1964 by both the CFUW and Graduate Women International (GWI), formerly known as the International Federation of University Women (IFUW).

Active Campaigns

Environment CFUW has long advocated for the preservation and stewardship of the environment. We believe that the responsibility for environmental protection must occur on both...
Torture is one of the worst and most destructive of all human rights violations, which continues to take place in the private sphere in Canada...
Indigenous women and girls are more than twice as likely to experience violence as non-Indigenous women. CFUW urges the Government of Canada to: Develop and...

Resolutions

Here you can access the Resolution Guidelines for 2019-2020. November 15 Deadline for Intents to Submit a Resolution for the upcoming AGM. Use Form 1...
The 2019-2020 Resolution cycle is underway. As per the Schedule for Resolutions, clubs had until November 15 to send in intents to submit a resolution.  Clubs...
CFUW is a grass-roots organisation that advocates for public policy changes based on resolutions that are approved by our membership at the Annual General Meetings...

Subcommittees

Environment CFUW has long advocated for the preservation and stewardship of the environment. We believe that the responsibility for environmental protection must occur on both...
The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women....
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