Communities across Canada will honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people at the Sisters in Spirit vigil.
The report highlights existing gaps, as well as, best practices that may provide lessons for the Canadian context.
As economist Armine Yalnizyan has said, “No recovery without she-covery. No she-covery without child care.”
The day is intended to promote further action towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value.
“I commend the Canadian government for taking leadership on this issue. We all have a responsibility to take action to stop the Rohingya genocide, and Canada is uniquely positioned to intervene and to support grassroots struggles.” ― Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“On behalf of NUPGE, thank you to our members in the child care field, who are doing critical work during these difficult times. We see you and we are grateful for your service.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
The proportion of Canadians who are “very worried” (32%) about losing their income is higher among women (36%).
Now is the time for genuine action and follow-through, not simply rhetoric.
In this time of high stress and growing uncertainty, and as people are spending more time in their homes, the risk of domestic violence is high. Employers and governments must ensure the proper protections and additional resources are in place to support victims and survivors of domestic violence.
As we celebrate International Women's Day (IWD), it is important to acknowledge that we still have much work to do. But today, we also take the time to celebrate the gains that have been made.