March 8th is International Women’s Day!
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to acknowledge women, honour our diversity, appreciate our achievements and come together in celebration. We also reflect on the barriers to equality that still remain in place. This year’s theme is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality.”
Canada’s Labour movement has been a powerful force for women’s equality and positive change, at the workplace and in society. We help make the workplace safer, challenge harassment and discrimination. We have helped open doors to women working in trades and technology and we build women’s leadership and political participation. From maternity and parental leave to public pensions, from equal pay to workplace safety legislation, we have led the way for better, fairer workplaces for all women in Canada. Many challenges remain, especially for women who face additional barriers because of race, disability, Aboriginal status, age, sexuality and gender identity and expression.
On this International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate women’s strength and courage at home and around the world.
Join an event in your community to celebrate, support and learn more.
North Vancouver: http://bcfed.ca/events/international-womens-day-celebration
Rysa Kronebusch and Susan Orr
MoveUP Women’s Rights Committee Co-Chairs