Transforming Local Government: An Update on Women's Status

Women have a come a long way in Canada. Our policies, culture, and even some areas of our workforce reflect the ideals of equitable opportunity. Nevertheless, it remains necessary for Canadians to make a concerted effort towards elevating women in society. The article written by Erin Orr, PSD Researcher explores women’s representation in the government decision-making process. She examines the following questions: Where do women stand?, Why do we need equitable representation? What are we doing to transform local government to become more inclusive? Click here to read the full article: Transforming Local Government: An Update on Women's Status

The Power of Parity: Advancing Women's Equality in Canada

Women’s inequality is a pressing human issue that also has significant ramifications for jobs, productivity, GDP growth, and inequality. In September 2015, MGI published a global report, The power of parity: How advancing gender equality can add $12 trillion to global growth, to explore the economic potential of achieving gender parity and to map the gender gaps in countries around the world. This report builds on the bodies of research from McKinsey’s Women Matter and MGI’s The power of parity, positioning efforts to improve gender equality in the context of Canada’s changing economy and future needs for productivity and growth. Click here to read the Power of Party: Advancing Women's Equit

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Before the #Me Too movement really took off, UK writer and activist Laura Bates started the Everyday Sexism Project in 2012. It began as a website www.everydaysexism.com where people could share their experiences of sexism. On the website, she invites all to share their stories. She states on the site that these instances “might be serious or minor, outrageously offensive or so niggling and normalized that you don’t even feel able to protest.” And “By sharing your story you’re showing the world that sexism does exist, it is faced by women everyday and it is a valid problem to discuss”. There are over 100,000 testimonies and branches of the project in 25 countries worldwide. There is an updat

Women Friendly Cities Challenge: Intersectionality of Gender and Urban Space

Celene Fung, WTC Board member is currently working in Sri Lanka with World University Service Canada (WUSC) and delivering initiatives to improve gender parity. Read the article Women Friendly Cities Challenge: Intersectionality of Gender and Urban Space she has written for the Chamber of Construction Industry and the Sri Lanka Daily News - Page 1 / Page 2

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