International Women’s Day 2010
In the face of war, occupation, economic deprivation and domestic and sexual abuse, migrant women, transpeople and children have travelled to Canada.
These women, children and transpeople work in precarious jobs as temporary workers and immigrants. Many live without access to basic food, shelter, healthcare, job protection, justice or dignity when they are unable to gain full status.
In the past year, we have heard of numerous families arrested in spaces where they sought to rebuild their lives – in shelters, outside anti-violence against women organization and in community gardens.
Forcing women to places with little personal security or economic opportunity and away from communities they have created is Violence. Detentions and Deportations are Violence Against Women.
Enraged, the Women's Movement has risen to demand Status for All!
It is our responsibility to ensure that women, transpeople and children in our communities do not live in daily fear of detention and deportation, especially when seeking support.