Women's March Human Trafficking Day International Women's Day Equal Pay Day BPW Day Gender Equality Week Day of the Girl #16Days December 6 BPW Events


 Women's March Canada January | #WomensWave

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 "Two years ago, on January 21, 2017, people of all backgrounds--women and men and gender nonconforming people, young and old, of diverse faiths, differently abled, immigrants and indigenous--came together, 5 million strong, on all seven continents of the world.

On January 19, 2019, we march again. The theme for the 2019 Women's Marches around the world is ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 1 in 3 women worldwide has experienced either physical or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime." ~ Source

Women's March Canada's website has all the information regarding The March, the history, advocacy, how to take action and more. 


National Human Trafficking Awareness Day - February 22 | #KnowHumanTrafficking

#KnowHumanTrafficking

On February 22, 2007, the Canadian House of Commons passed a motion condemning the trafficking of women and children across international borders for the purposes of sexual exploitation.

The House of Commons proclaimed February 22 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day to help bring awareness to the magnitude of modern day slavery in Canada and abroad and encourage Canadians to take steps to combat human trafficking. Learn more...


International Women's Day - March 8 | #IWD

#IWD

"International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on March 8. The day has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911. The day is not country, group or organization specific - and belongs to all groups collectively everywhere...is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women's network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women's Day...". ~ Source

2019's IWD theme is #BalanceForBetter.  

"Let's build a gender-balanced world. Everyone has a part to play - all the time, everywhere. From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence. Balance drives a better working world. Let's all help to create a #BalanceforBetter." ~ Source

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2018's #IWD theme was #PressForProgress. 

International Women's Day in Canada

2019: "In Canada, only a third of graduates in STEM are women, a difference that’s magnified in fields such as engineering and computer science. Meanwhile, Canada and other countries face major job shortages in many STEM fields. When women are held back from filling high-quality jobs like these, Canada’s economy is also held back. ~ Source

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Canada's Equal Pay Day - March 18 | #EPD

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What is Equal Pay Day? Equal Pay Day illustrates how far into the next year a woman, on average, must work to earn the same amount a man made in the previous year. The average for across Canada is March 18.

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BPW Day - August 26 | #BPWDay

#BPWDay

BPW was The International Federation of Business and Professional Women (IFBPW or BPW International) was founded in Geneva, Switzerland, on August 26, 1930. Each August 26th BPW members worldwide celebrate BPW, by wearing yellow, sharing photos on social media with hashtags #BPWDay and #BPWPride. Look for BPW Canada #BPWDay photos @canadabpw. BPW is worldwide networks!


Canada's Gender Equality Week - Fourth Week in September | #EveryoneBenefits

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International Day of the Girl Child | #DayOfTheGirl

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"On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights." ~ Source

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International: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence: November 25 to December 6 | #16Days

#16Days

 

Countries around the world have awareness campaigns for #16days: begins on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25 and end on International Human Rights Day on December 10. These campaigns are inspired by the UN Women's #OrangeTheWorld campaign. In 2017 and 2018, Canada's theme for the 16 Days has been #MyActionsMatter. 

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December 6: Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women | #december6

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They died because they were women...Learn More...


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Upcoming Events

#IWD2019 - #BalanceForBetter

#IWD2019 - #ItTakesWTA

#IWD2019 - #IStandWithHer

#IWD2018

#IWD2018 - #PressForProgress

#IWD2018 "How Do We?"

#IWD2017 - #TheRaceIsOn