COVID-19: How Your Support Helps Women and Girls During the Pandemic

Category: Corporate

This is the time, corporate Canada, for gender justice. Let’s not mess this up.

a diverse group of women sit at a boardroom table.

ESG, or environmental, social, and governance criteria, may well be the hottest business trend of this decade, and it brings huge potential to positively impact gender equality. Facing mounting pressure from governments, investors, shareholders, employees, and consumers, corporations are being held accountable for their gender diversity commitments along with other ESG risks and opportunities. The shock waves are being felt worldwide and the call-to-action for meaningful inclusion and equity is stronger than ever

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Come Together, Act Together

Three women raise their hands, text reads #ActTogether

The Canadian Women’s Foundation and The Body Shop Canada are teaming up during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (Nov. 25 to Dec. 10) to #ActTogether and encourage people to take action on gender-based violence in Canada. 

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How a Single TikTok Post Spread the Word About Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19

Screenshot of TikTok video showing Signal For Help advertisement.

The ad came on just as Rashda was turning off the TV and heading to bed. Not only did she stop to watch – she decided it should go on TikTok. It was a public service announcement showing the Signal for Help, a hand sign people can use on a video call to silently indicate that they need help and want someone to check in with them safely.

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Statement on the Speech from the Throne

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The Speech from the Throne addressed many issues related to the pandemic, gender, and the economy, as well as other issues advocates and community leaders have spoken about for years. 

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