This collection examines the ongoing shared struggles of diverse groups of women in Canada and beyond focusing on a diverse range of themes including movements, spaces and rights; inclusion, equity and policies; reproductive labour, work and economy; health, culture and violence; and sports and bodies. Situating Canada as a western society with avowed egalitarian ideals, and based on a `shared but different' approach, this book highlights the intersectional dimensions of gendered lives and feminist actions for change in both western and non-western contexts.
Gender issues and feminist struggles are interconnected internationally and this book examines the Canadian case alongside other countries across Latin America, Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe to explore the global currents of gender and feminism and its practice. The centrality of gender and the need for feminist praxis remain highly relevant in the 21st Century, whether in western or non-western societies, and this collection provides a comprehensive overview of the international currents for gender equality, empowerment and social justice.
Glenda Tibe Bonifacio is Associate Professor in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Lethbridge, Canada, where she is also a research affiliate of the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy. In 2015 she was named as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World by the Filipina Women's Network. She is the author of Pinay on the Prairies; editor of Feminism and Migration, and Gender and Rural Migration; and co-editor of Canadian Perspectives in Immigration in Small Cities, Migrant Domestic Workers and Family Life, and Gender Religion and Migration.