The Facts: Gender Equality and Gender Justice

160

women and girls killed by violence in 2020, a rise from 2019

1.5+ million

women live in poverty in Canada

10x

more women than men in Canada have fallen out of the labour force since 2020

76.8 cents

average earned by full-time working women for every dollar men make

$150 billion

possible in incremental GDP growth if Canada accelerated progress on gender equality

24th place

Canada’s 2021 Global Gender Gap Index ranking, out of 156 countries

Benchmarks gender-based gaps in economic participation/opportunity, educational attainment, health, and survival, and political empowerment (World Economic Forum, 2021).

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Gender Pay Gap

How it’s calculated, root causes and impacts, law and policy, motherhood penalty …
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Women and Pandemics

Gendered impacts of the pandemic, job losses, increased gender-based violence, economics, women leaders, mothers …
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Gender-Based Violence

Intimate partner violence, violence against women, domestic violence, affects on children …
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Sexual Assault and Harassment

Sexual assault rates, workplace harassment, consent, reporting, sexual violence prevention …
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Women and Poverty

Gendered poverty, economic instability, rates, measures …
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Women and Leadership

Women in leadership, politics, board members, barriers, challenges …
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Online Hate and Cyberviolence

Cyberbullying, root causes, rates, impacts, policy, legislation, women in politics and media …
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#MeToo Movement in Canada

Challenging sexual violence, social media movement, viral reporting, support survivors …
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Barriers for Girls

Ages 9 to 13, mental health, stereotypes, sexualization, empowerment, belonging …
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Intersectional Feminism in Canada

Terminology, intersectionality, Gender-Based Analysis Plus, allyship …
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What is gender equality?

UN Women explains it as “equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities” for all genders. It doesn’t mean that everyone should be the same. It means peoples’ rights, responsibilities, and opportunities shouldn’t depend on their gender. It implies that the interests and needs of everybody, in all their diversities, are important. It’s not a “women’s issue.” It’s everyone’s issue, and it makes life better for all of us.

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The Tireless Will Achieve Gender Justice

Years of gender equality gains have been shaken. From economic security and freedom from violence to quality of life and human rights, women, girls, and gender-diverse people are struggling. In 1991, the Canadian Women’s Foundation was founded by visionary women to put Canada on a fast track toward equity. You can join in doubling down on the efforts to build a new and better future.

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