WTC Statement on the Black Lives Matter and anti-racism resistance

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 street. Now is the time to do everything we can to expose and change the systems that hold up racism, inequality and bigotry. At Women Transforming Cities, all of our work is through a gendered intersectional lens rooted in social justice. We are committed to increasing the political, social and economic power of women and girls in all their diversity to make better lives for all. We wish to see more diverse women in civic leaders

A positive outcome for women in the City of Vancouver

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 six years. Two extremely important issues came up at last week's meetings. We acted quickly. On May 22 Women Transforming Cities sent a letter of concern to Vancouver Mayor and Council calling on the City to put a gendered intersectional lens on the COVID-19 Recovery Strategy and to consult with women’s organizations on how to address the disproportionate gendered and racialized job and small business losses, and huge increas

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