Category: COVID-19 Pandemic
Across Canada, programs for girls have gone above and beyond to offer services online, continuing to connect and support the girls through the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs are also helping girls to navigate the new issues and stresses they may be dealing with during isolation.
This post is part of the Meet The Tireless series: interviews featuring inspiring people and groups who use their talents, expertise, and resources to help advance gender equality in Canada. Visit JoinTheTireless.ca.
Some days it is hard to know whether or not we are making progress in addressing gender-based violence. It often seems that for every step we manage to take forward there is one of at least equal size that moves us backward. A recent bill introduced by the federal Liberal government demonstrates this effectively.
Every six days, a woman is killed by her intimate partner. 2.4 million women and girls living on a low income. 75 cents is how much full-time working women for every dollar men make. Only 14 per cent of grade 10 girls say they are self-confident.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the numbers, so here are ten ways that you can advance gender equality in your own life and sphere of influence.