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Category: Economic Development

In Short: What the new “Unfinished Business” Report Says

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Get a summary of this important report, which asseses federal policy and programs supporting women and gender equality in Canada. It will be submitted to the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia before a review of the Beijing Platform 25 years after it first happened.

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10 Ways Your Support Ignites Girls’ Potential

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We want all girls to believe in themselves, realize that they matter, and reach their full potential.

You can help by supporting girls’ programs in Canada.

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Q&A with Raj Kaur Khaira: How Sweets and Superheroes Pave the Way for Equality

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Activist and author Raj Kaur Khaira created The Pink Ladoo Project in 2015, a global gender equality campaign to inspire and give South Asian families the tools to celebrate girls’ births.

For her, the whole idea came from sweets.

In some South Asian cultures, ladoo are sweets that are traditionally given out to celebrate the birth of a boy. But there is no equivalent to mark the birth of a girl. Raj was inspired to change that.

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Teaching Halifax its HERitage: YWCA Girls Make Diverse Local Heritage Minutes

Many Canadians are familiar with Heritage Minutes, but the Youth Advisory Council at YWCA Halifax saw a need for a more diverse and local history education.

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