War Effects On Canadian Women

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Canada has been involved in various wars from the beginning of its colonial history. Just as the nature of these wars has changed over time, so too has their effect on Canadian women. Women have actively participated in war, from nursing and munitions manufacturing during the First and Second World Wars to the increasing involvement of Canadian women in the military. While some women have been traumatized profoundly by Canada’s wars, others have benefitted from them. Women have often assumed traditionally male work during wartime. A pattern that has, in some cases, contributed to the advancement of women’s rights. In 1917, amidst the tremendous reconfiguration of labour practices on the home front, the movement of women’s suffrage won a major

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