The Facts: Gender Equality and Gender Justice
160women and girls killed by violence in 2020, a rise from 2019
10xmore women than men in Canada have fallen out of the labour force since 2020
76.8 centsaverage earned by full-time working women for every dollar men make
$150 billionpossible in incremental GDP growth if Canada accelerated progress on gender equality
24th placeCanada’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
Women and Pandemics
Sexual Assault and Harassment
Women and Poverty
Women and Leadership
Online Hate and Cyberviolence
#MeToo Movement in Canada
Barriers for Girls
Intersectional Feminism in Canada
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.
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.