Collectif des femmes sans statuts

1 December. On the road again! Evening of Artistic Performances

1 December. On the road again! Evening of Artistic Performances

The Non Status Women’s Collective is back for the fight! Saturday December 1st 2018, starting at 4.30 pm Maison de l’amitié de Montréal, corner Duluth and Coloniale (Metro Sherbrooke or bus 55), 120, avenue Duluth East, Montréal, QC H2W 1H1 The Non Status Women’s Collective invites you to celebrate their new start. An evening with artistic performances, activities for children, delicious food and … surprises! Status, justice, and dignity for all! Who we are: The Non-Status Women’s Collective of Montreal formed in October 2015, initiated by non-status women who wanted to get together, help each other and fight side...

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“Coderre, Coderre, so where’s your sanctuary city??!!”

“Coderre, Coderre, so where’s your sanctuary city??!!”

Rally with the Non-Status Women’s Collective https://www.facebook.com/events/1494125997291904 Thursday, 19 October at 11:30am Montreal City Hall, 275 Notre Dame Est  (métro Champ-de-Mars). You are invited to participate in an action in front of City Hall to demand a real sanctuary city from Mayor Denis Coderre. In January 2017, he declared that Montreal was a sanctuary city, but it was not true. Nine months after Coderre’s statement, people without status still don’t have access to over-the-table work or public services like health services, housing, education, etc. And non-status people are still being arrested because of their immigration status and turned over...

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Introducing the Non Status Women’s Collective

Introducing the Non Status Women’s  Collective

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The Non-Status Women’s Collective of Montreal needs your support!

The Non-Status Women’s Collective of Montreal needs your support!

Members of the Non-Status Women’s Collective of Montreal need your support! While we continue to fight for the regularization of all non-status people, some of our members have lost their jobs due to their status and as a result are in situations of emergency, unable to support their children, pay rent, or pay for basic day-to-day survival needs. Meanwhile, other members work very difficult and dangerous jobs at low pay, often below the minimum wage, at irregular hours that keep them in situations of precarity. As a result of these systemic injustices, we reaching out to community members with...

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(14 May) Picnic Mothers against Borders Mothers Day

(14 May) Picnic Mothers against Borders Mothers Day

Access for All! Status for All! No One Is Illegal! https://www.facebook.com/events/115756958986038/ Sunday, 14 May 2017, 2pm Jarry Parc (metro Castelnau), near the Gazebo See you there, rain or shine! * Delicious, free food! * Art workshops, info-table, music, kids’ activities! * Fun & solidarity! –> If you are interested in organizing an art/craft workshop, game, sport, kids’ activity for the picnic, please get in touch at femmes.sans.statuts@gmail.com. –> Guests are invited to come with a small toast to celebrate the courage and strength of mothers against the violence of borders: a poem, a testimony, song. –> Any special dietary...

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Undocumented Women Intercept Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen on Eve of International Day against Racism

Undocumented Women Intercept Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen on Eve of International Day against Racism

Montreal, 21 mars 2017 — Federal Minister of Immigration, Ahmed Hussen, was intercepted by three non-status women a few days before the International Day Against Racism as he entered Montreal’s Sheraton Hotel to give a speech at an academic conference. The women, active members of the Collective of Non-status Women of Montreal, were there to deliver a message directly to Mr. Hussen about their own vulnerability to exploitation and abuse because of their precarious immigration status. Undocumented people form an oppressed layer of Canadian society, racially defined, who are denied all economic, political and social rights. “My heart was...

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Undocumented Women Speak: Trudeau Has Failed Us!

Undocumented Women Speak: Trudeau Has Failed Us!

Press release Undocumented Women Speak: Trudeau Has Failed Us! 3 December 2016, Montréal – In November 2015, the Non-Status Women’s Collective sent an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In their letter, they described the extreme precarity in which non-status women live and asked him to take a position on the situation of non-status people in Canada. One year later, they have still not received a response. In the face of government indifference, non-status women are addressing the public at large to denounce the arbitrariness of Canada’s immigration system and its particularly negative impact on women, determined to...

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Call from non-status women: Regularization! – Gathering

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Gathering organized by the Non-Status Women’s Collective Saturday December 3rd at 1pm Outside the Centre des femmes d’ici et d’ailleurs offices (8043 St-Hubert) Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/176171272847543/ In the context of 12 days of actions against gendered violence. After a year of actions and mobilization by the Non-Status Women’s Collective of Montréal, including an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau describing the lived precarity of tens of thousands of non-status women, we still have received no response to our demands, only indifference and silence. We demand that the government take a position on the regularization of non-status people in Canada. In the context of actions against gendered violence and to denounce the violence produced...

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One year later, still no response from the Trudeau government for the Non-Status Women’s Collective

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Since June 2016, the Non-Status Women’s Collective of Montréal has taken to the streets twice a month to inform and engage the public about the reality of undocumented people in Canada, and to put pressure on the government to meet with them and listen to their demands. The Collective formed last year after Trudeau’s election, initiated by non-status women who wanted to get together, help each other and fight side by side. Among the most precarious groups in Canada, non-status women live without any immigration status and so are particularly vulnerable to exploitation and abuse, often working the most dangerous and difficult...

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Appeal from Non Status Women’s Collective of Montreal

Appeal from Non Status Women’s Collective of Montreal

Following the Press Conference held on January 17th by the Montreal Non Status Women’s Collective, and its positive media impact, we would like to continue the dynamic. To do so, we need all of you and your networks to help us get the word out and try to reach Mr. Trudeau by all possible means (facebook, twitter, etc.). We invite you to share the media articles, photos and video (links below), asking “@JustinTrudeau why no response to the non status women?” If you are a non status woman, we invite you to add your name to our open letter,...

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Non Status Women to Prime Minister: “Continue to Ignore us, We don’t Exist”

Non Status Women to Prime Minister: “Continue to Ignore us, We don’t Exist”

A group of non status women began haunting the riding office of Justin Trudeau yesterday. After calling on Mr. Trudeau on numerous occasions to take a position on people living without status in Canada, a dozen women, shrouded and carrying blank placards, appeared before his office to symbolize the fact that they are invisible, silenced, and ignored. “You don’t see us, you don’t hear our voices, but we are here: we will stay here, we live here, it’s a fact!” said Leila, one of the spokespeople for the collective during a press point in front of Mr. Trudeau’s office....

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International Women’s Day: the Non-Status Women’s Collective of Montreal demands equality for undocumented women in a new video

Montreal, 8 March 2016 — Still waiting for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to respond to their open letter and a subsequent press conference, the Non-Status Women’s Collective of Montreal is launching a new video on International Women’s Day: “we want to live in dignity, security and peace.” “I am a non-status woman living here in Canada. I got sick, no access to medicaire; got sicker and sicker … One day I ended up losing my eyesight. I need healthcare now, please,” testifies Marie in the short video. “I am a non-status mother, I came to Canada with my...

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