Women's Issues News Releases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/women/news.html Women's Issues News Releases Changes to program promoting women in skilled trades deemed a success http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.06.0362.html Changes to a program that encourages girls to explore careers in trades and technology is credited for almost tripling the number of girls participating compared to previous years. Tue, 04 Jun 2019 15:25:00 -0400 Government receives final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.06.0360.html The provincial government has received the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Mon, 03 Jun 2019 12:48:00 -0400 May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.05.0271.html Service New Brunswick Minister Sherry Wilson, who is also the minister responsible for women’s equality, met with officials at the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre and signed a declaration recognizing May as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Wed, 01 May 2019 09:45:00 -0400 Silent Witness Project debuts documentary commemorating First Nation women http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.03.0189.html A documentary entitled The Silent Witness Journey: Two Women’s Stories was launched today in Fredericton during a symposium on intimate partner violence and homicide. Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:10:00 -0400 International Women’s Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.03.0158.html Service New Brunswick Minister Sherry Wilson, who is also the minister responsible for women’s equality, is encouraging New Brunswickers to celebrate International Women’s Day today. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 12:01:00 -0400 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.12.1313.html A candlelight memorial to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women was held today in Fredericton in memory of the 14 young women killed at the École Polytechnique in Montreal 29 years ago. Thu, 06 Dec 2018 09:16:00 -0400 Private sector pay equity pilot program a success: minister http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.08.1171.html A pilot program aimed at expanding pay equity within the private sector is off to a successful start, according to Finance Minister Cathy Rogers. To date, 145 employers have received certificates for successfully completing the government’s pay equity learning module. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:15:00 -0400 Paid leave for individuals subject to domestic, intimate partner or sexual violence available Sept. 1 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.08.1160.html Regulations providing workplace leave for individuals who experience domestic, intimate partner or sexual violence will take effect Sept. 1. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:49:00 -0400 Investment of $1.425 million for implementation of sexual violence framework http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.08.1153.html The provincial government is investing $1.425 million over the next two years to begin the implementation of a comprehensive sexual violence framework and growing to $1.6 million annually in 2020-21. Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:54:00 -0400 Silent Witness Project dedicates new silhouettes, video commemorating First Nation women http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.06.0816.html Silent Witness silhouettes honouring two First Nation women who lost their lives because of gender-based violence were dedicated today. Sun, 24 Jun 2018 12:40:00 -0400 Women’s Council budget doubled http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2018.05.0659.html The provincial government has doubled funding for the New Brunswick’s Women’s Council. Thu, 31 May 2018 14:30:00 -0400 May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.05.0563.html Premier Brian Gallant, who is also the minister responsible for women’s equality, signed a declaration with the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre recognizing May as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in New Brunswick. Wed, 16 May 2018 09:57:00 -0400 New protection measures available for victims of intimate partner violence http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.05.0476.html The Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act was proclaimed today in order to activate new mechanisms that can help victims of intimate partner violence. Tue, 01 May 2018 10:20:00 -0400 Launch of New Boots: Progressing Women in Trades program http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.04.0366.html A new workforce development initiative to support and mentor women and girls in apprenticeable trades in New Brunswick was launched today. Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:30:00 -0400 Annual investment of $150,000 to support private sector pay equity http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.03.0277.html The provincial government will invest $150,000 annually to support the advancement of pay equity among private sector organizations that do business with government and that employ 50 or more people. Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:42:00 -0400 Premier statement on International Women’s Day and New Brunswick’s gender wage gap decrease http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2018.03.0252.html The following statement was released by Premier Brian Gallant, who is also the minister responsible for women's equality, on International Women’s Day: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:37:00 -0400 Regulations to support victims of intimate partner violence posted for review http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.12.1620.html Proposed regulations under the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act, outlining processes to support the operation of the act, have been posted for public review for the next 30 days. Tue, 19 Dec 2017 12:01:00 -0400 50th anniversary of first elected female MLA http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.12.1593.html The provincial government, in partnership with the New Brunswick Women’s Council and Women for 50%, hosted a reception today at the legislature to recognize and honour the 50th anniversary of the first elected female member of the legislative assembly, Brenda Robertson, and to encourage more women to participate in politics. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:30:00 -0400 Insurance Act amendments proposed to protect victims of domestic violence http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.12.1561.html Proposed amendments to the Insurance Act tabled today aim to protect innocent co-insureds in cases of intimate partner violence and property damage. Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:18:00 -0400 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.12.1558.html A candlelight memorial to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women was held today in Fredericton in memory of the 14 women killed at the École Polytechnique in Montreal 28 years ago. Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:35:00 -0400 Investment made in intervention measures regarding intimate partner violence http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.11.1412.html Implementation of measures under the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act will be supported by an investment of $900,000. Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:09:00 -0400 Provincial government update on pay equity http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2017.10.1288.html The provincial government is continuing efforts to implement and maintain pay equity as part of an ongoing commitment to achieving equality for women in the province, and thereby providing a better quality of life for women, children and families. Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:10:00 -0400 Tue, 04 Jun 2019 15:25:00 -0400