Category: Empowering girls
At 11 years old, a Black girl new to the country from Jamaica, I was subject to streaming in my elementary school. Despite my strong academic performance in the past, I was moved into an extremely basic form of education in Canada.
In a recent Facebook Live discussion, we addressed these intertwined journeys and our commitment to recognizing systemic racism as a key barrier to achieving gender equality for all women.
Women’s leadership is playing a visible and powerful role in Canada’s response to COVID-19. This pandemic illustrates why we need to invest in diverse women’s leadership opportunities and empower girls to reach their potential.
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.