CALLING EQUAL POWER WOMEN’S DAY
International Women’s Day was officially launched in March 1911 with the support of more than one million people who wanted the realization of women’s rights. Today, millions of people around the world are celebrating and marking a time when we reflect on progress, celebrate women in our lives, and promote change.
Too many ‘normal’ women and girls are confronted with harmful gender stereotypes that challenge their strengths, equality, and limitations. All women and girls have equal power, but not all have the same opportunity.
On International Women’s Day, Plan International Canada calls on Canadians to Defy Normal so that women and girls everywhere can realize their right to enter into their own power and exercise their unlimited power.
NEW DATA: GENDER EQUALITY IN 2021
Plan International Canada has released new data showing the small progress made in achieving gender equality with 70 percent of women surveyed claiming to have experienced some inequality in their lifetime, either as a result of racism or gender inequality.
The 1,400 women surveyed in Canada, aged 18-65, believe that gender stereotypes promote expectations related to appearance, behavior, and career choices.
Plan International Canada calls on Canadians to share their power and help change harmful sexual beliefs so that future generations of women and girls can open up their inner strengths and fulfill their full potential.
RESPECT THE POWERFUL WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE
This International Women’s Day, you can help promote gender equality by donating respect to the strongest woman in your life.
We all know a strong woman – who resists harmful sexual practices and superstitions and helps build a brighter future for the next generation of women. Donate March 8 to create a tax that helps women prosper and empower the next generation of women and girls.
WOMEN AND GIRLS WHO ARE MAKING A GREAT WAY WORLDWIDE
Solar energy powered by Women: Kenyan entrepreneurs of renewable energy
Meet Kenya Solar Empowered Women – See how the Plan International Canada Kilifi Solar Project works to combat climate change and empowers women to become successful entrepreneurs.
Tomorrow’s women are empowered to empower today’s girls
Girls lead change – These young leaders work to promote and protect girls’ rights so that ALL girls have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Three women who have been sexually harassed at work
Working for gender inequality – Meet three women who are determined to challenge the status quo and end myths by pursuing jobs in the male-dominated sector.