June 3, 2020

Women Transforming Cities stands in solidarity with all those resisting white supremacy, police and racial violence in all its forms.

We acknowledge the disproportionate impact of violence against Black people, in particular Black women, both in the home and on the stre...

June 2, 2020

WTC follows Vancouver City Council agendas in order to ensure a gendered intersectional lens is applied to city work as is mandated by the Gender Equity Strategy and the motion passed unanimously in May 2019 to put a gendered intersectional lens on all departments for...

Women Transforming Cities has endorsed a letter by several national women's groups to the Ministry of Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development. The letter highlights the importance of applying an intersectional feminist lens to the COVID-19 pandemic, to...

March 12, 2020

Positive change is happening at the City of Vancouver!  The Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) will implement an Equity Framework and will lead the Office of Equity and Diversity, which will be a resource to all City of Vancouver departments, services, and programs....

March 2, 2020

The year 2020 is a pivotal year for advancing gender equality worldwide! The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) 2020 is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural...

February 27, 2020

Vancouver is embarking on a 3-year planning process that will shape the city’s future to 2050 and beyond. It is critical that the plan addresses the challenges of today and the future, and does not just reinforce the status quo that has been failing so many of us. Shar...

January 2, 2020

So it is good news when the Global Gender Gap Report states that will take 99.5 years to achieve gender parity worldwide, down from 108 years in the 2018 index? We are slowly getting there but there is lots of work to be done.  See the Global news article.

January 2, 2020

WTC had an amazing year in 2019!  But there is still much work to do be done locally and internationally.   There is much momentum and we need to continue to press for women's equality in all spheres of life.  the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Dec...

When it comes to making decisions about how things happen in our cities, who has the power to make those decisions? Tiffany Muller Myrdahl, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and the Urban Studies Program, asks this question a...

December 10, 2019

Today, we’re proud to celebrate International Human Rights Day. December 10th (1948) marks the date that the UN Declaration of Human Rights was adopted. Learn about the women who shaped the Universal Declaration. 

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