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.
Did you know there are dozens of landmarks across Canada that recognize strong women from our country’s history?
Some celebrate the progress we’ve made, while others are a reminder of the work we still have to do.
Add some feminism to your summer plans by visiting one of these landmarks in your province or territory – or planning a road trip to see them all!
Spirit of the Beothuk – Boyd’s Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador
This life-sized bronze statue recognizes the Beothuk woman Shanawdithit, likely the last of her people. She recorded detailed sketches and accounts of Beothuk history, culture, and traditions. Without her work, much of what we know about the Beothuk people would have been lost.