The N.B. Women's Council (formerly the Voices of New Brunswick Women Consensus-Building Forum) was established in 2014 to promote the equality of women and girls in New Brunswick, to provide advice to government on matters of importance to women, and to bring to the attention of the public issues of interest and concern to women. The Council is comprised of members representing equity-seeking organizations, as well as individual members.
March 29, 2017Women’s Council welcomes gender-based incentives for political parties, recommends additional measures
The New Brunswick Women’s Council welcomes government’s decision to introduce a financial incentive for parties to support women candidates in provincial elections in response to recommendations from the Electoral Reform Commission.
March 17, 2017
The New Brunswick Women’s Council welcomes legislation to update the province’s Human Rights Act by adding gender identity and expression and family status to the list of prohibited grounds for discrimination and modernizing language on disability.
February 20, 2017
The New Brunswick Women’s Council is pleased to release a gender-based response to government’s Family Plan Framework. The release of this document coincides with the launch of government’s provincial consultation tour on the framework.
February 17, 2017
The New Brunswick Women’s Council supports the government’s introduction of the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act in the provincial legislature yesterday.
February 9, 2017
In light of new information on law enforcement’s handling of reports of sexual violence, the New Brunswick Women’s Council is urging the Government of New Brunswick to take immediate action to improve institutional responses to sexual violence in the province.
February 7, 2017Women’s Council applauds growing movement to increase the number of women participating in New Brunswick politics, calls for changes to political process
Today and Monday, February 13th, two events that aim to boost the number of women in elected politics will take place in Fredericton: Daughters of the Vote and Women for 50%. The New Brunswick Women’s Council welcomes the growing movement to increase the number of women participating in elected politics in the province while emphasizing that changes to the political process are needed to address the issue.