Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women

Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women

The Advisory Council was established in 1977 under the
Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act and the
Advisory Council on the Status of Women Regulations.
It was created to educate the public and advise the
provincial government on
issues of interest and concern
to women
. The Advisory Council works to make sure
that issues affecting the lives of Nova Scotia women
become part of the government's plan.
Our concerns touch all areas of women's lives.

Thank you to all our girl participants, women leaders and volunteers who participated at the NS Girls Roundtable!

Status of Women co-hosted a provincial Girls Roundtable on April 18, 2015 in partnership with YWCA Halifax and the following four women’s centres:

Women’s Place Resource Centre
Tri-County Women’s Centre
Second Story Women’s Centre
LEA Place Women’s Resource Centre

Through the mentorship of these community partners, 16 junior high girls will present on issues impacting girls to a diverse audience of Nova Scotia women leaders. Topics included: girls in sports;  hypersexualization of girls and the media’s role; healthy relationships;  cyberbullying; body image; drug addictions; and discrimination.