Mar. 8th – International Women’s Day
Each year, March 8th – and the week in which it falls – provide an opportunity to take stock of our progress towards gender equality and to honour the contributions women have made and are making — both in Canada and around the world.
Canada’s theme: Women’s Empowerment Leads to Equality
Empowerment is essential to gender equality. Women and girls who are empowered are better equipped to fulfill their potential and contribute their best to society.
So, what is empowerment?
Empowerment is having the tools to make better choices.
Empowered women make choices that meet their own needs and those of their families. When this happens, the world becomes a better place – not just for women, but for all of us.