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Power of Women Housing March

by Maya Rolbin-Ghanie

Poverty Elimination, →2010 Olympics

Power of Women Housing March
Power of Women Housing March
Power of Women Housing March
Elaine Durocher on the mic and Serenity
Power of Women Housing March
Power of Women Housing March
Power of Women Housing March
Power of Women Housing March
Power of Women Housing March
Power of Women Housing March
Power of Women Housing March
Joan Morelli

Power of Women's List of Demands, as presented at their march on June 13th, 2009 in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

1. Safe, supported and long-term affordable housing should be available immediately. 

2. Women who are survivors of violence, especially those with children, should be given high priority for affordable housing. 

3. No housing units, including supportive housing and special needs residential facilities, should be exempt from the provincial Residential Tenancy Act. 

4. An immediate moratorium on conversions of low-income housing to condominiums in the Downtown Eastside. 

5. Rent controls and price controls on food and other basic necessities. 

6. No one be evicted or displaced from the Downtown Eastside or other urban, rural and indigenous communities as a result of the Olympic Games. 

7. Immediate withdrawal of the $1 million Project Civil City which includes by-laws that prohibit camping on sidewalks and and end to police ticketing and street checks. 

8. Social assistance rates should be increased by 40 per cent and removal of barriers to accessing assistance such as the three week wait, two year independence test, two year time limit and single parent employability rules. 

9. All women should have access to subsidized childcare instead of child apprehension due to poverty. 

10. A full provincial public inquiry into the ongoing tragedy of missing and murdered women. 

11. Establish a living wage of at least $16 per hour and abolish the $6 per hour training wage.

For more information: http://www.dewc.ca/

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