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.

Fall 2020 Advocacy Package

Take a look at the 8 new policies adopted at the 2020 AGM & SGM. Each policy has a backgrounder, take action page, and template advocacy letter to guide CFUW clubs in their advocacy work this fall.

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

    CFUW works to take action on social issues that impact women and girls in Canada and abroad. CFUW uses this “advocacy scorecard” page...
The 16 Days of Activism (November 25th to December 10th) is an international campaign to generate actions that will put an end to violence against women...
Fall 2020 Advocacy Package Take a look at the 8 new policies adopted at the 2020 AGM & SGM. Each policy has a backgrounder, take...

Resolutions

Here you can access the Resolutions Guidelines & Information for 2020 Ici vous pouvez accéder à l’information et lignes directrices concernant les résolutions de la...
The 2020-2021 Resolution cycle is underway. As per the Schedule for Resolutions, clubs have until November 15 to send in intents to submit a resolution.  Access...
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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