Make Moves for Gender Justice

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In 1991, visionary feminists founded the Canadian Women’s Foundation to build a path toward equality. As we mark International Women’s Day 30 years later and celebrate it throughout March, we move into an uncertain future.

The pandemic has shaken the foundations of progress and exacerbated the cracks of inequality: rising gendered violence, the demands of unpaid caregiving, the devaluing of “women’s work”, and a widening poverty gap, to name a few. And the gaps are greater for those who face more barriers due to racism, ableism, transphobia, heterosexism, and other forms of discrimination.

It’s time for us to band together and make moves – for fair and livable wages, for freedom from violence, for opportunities to thrive, for human rights and dignity: for gender justice.

Your moves ripple out to big change.

Make these moves for gender justice:

1. Move the ground

DONATE NOW. Spark change beyond the current moment of crisis and make a transformational gift for gender justice. You will enable collective action and spark the systems change Canada needs to build an equitable future beyond the pandemic.


2. Move your influence

Graphic of a megaphoneSIGN THIS LETTER: Join us in asking all government representatives to invest in three key areas that will make a real impact for all women, girls, and gender-diverse people as we recover from the pandemic. Call for change.


WATCH our Corporate Citizenship for Gender Equality Webinar. This event, presented by the Canadian Women’s Foundation in partnership with Abliminal, offered corporate participants the opportunity to learn about workplace cultures and practices that lead to impactful corporate citizenship for gender equality. Watch the recording.


3. Move your heart and mind

Resetting Normal Report CoverREAD Resetting Normal: Resetting Normal is a series of reports on gender equality and the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. The series explores risks to human rights exposed by the pandemic and proposes new ways to build a gender-equal Canada in pandemic recovery efforts. Check out key recommendations from the first three Resetting Normal Reports.


Woman's hand holds up sign: LISTEN: Alright, Now What?: Check out the first season of our podcast, Alright, Now What?, and listen to discussions about the future of gender justice. Our resident experts address the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on diverse women and girls. Listen now.


TAKE ACTION through our partners: Check out our partners’ special products and promotions! Proceeds go to support the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Learn more.


WATCH: The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open: Set in Vancouver, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open explores the complex themes of racialization, gender, and colonization through the bonds that two women form with one another. In a chance encounter, Áila helps Rosie escape her violent boyfriend. As the two women unpack the traumatic event, their relationship becomes one of deep connection and safety in a world that has harmed them. Watch it here.

What is gender justice?

Gender justice “entails ending the inequalities between women and men that are produced and reproduced in the family, the community, the market and the state. It also requires that mainstream institutions – from justice to economic policymaking – are accountable for tackling the injustice and discrimination that keep too many women poor and excluded.”

– UN Women (2010)