Activism

The signs of a remobilized women’s movement in Canada could be seen in the late 1950s and 1960s. By the early 1970s, the signs of feminist struggle were everywhere!

Feminist activism took many organizational forms, focused on different issues, and used a range of strategic approaches and tactics. Over time, racialized women, lesbians, women with disabilities and Indigenous women brought new voices to the struggle for women’s equality. They raised different challenges to the social order and to feminist activism itself. The process of working through these conflicts redefined and strengthened feminism, and led to a better understanding of intersecting oppressions and the struggle for change.

This section is about the organizations that feminists put together to make change and the issues that propelled us into action.

Photo of a demonstrationIssues and Actions

OrganizationsPhoto of women in an organization