Paying Tribute to Women and Girls on International Women’s Day, 2022

“As we recover from the pandemic, we have a unique opportunity to build a more inclusive future, including through a Canada-wide $10-a-day early learning and child care system, which will make life more affordable for Canadian families and increase women’s participation in the workforce.”                                            – Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

A Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on International Women’s Day

Posted March 8th, 2022 on Niagara At Large

Ottawa, Ontario – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today (this March 8th, 2022) issued the following statement on International Women’s Day:

“Women, girls, and gender diverse people play an invaluable role in building a fairer and more inclusive future with equal opportunity for everyone, here in Canada and around the world.

“Today, on International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements of women and girls thathave helped shape the world we know today and we recommit to ensuring that everyone has the chance to reach their full potential, regardless of their gender identity, race, ethnicity or religion.

“This year’s theme, Women Inspiring Women, invites us to highlight the accomplishments of the many women, girls, and gender diverse people who demonstrate leadership by challenging norms and harmful stereotypes, empowering others, and serving as role models for all of us.

“Canadian women and girls are leaders in breaking down barriers – from 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic athletes like Lisa DeJong, who won Canada’s first-ever Paralympic snowboard cross medal, to award-winning director and animator Domee Shi, whose debut feature film will be released this week. In the arts, business, medicine, sports, and Canada’s public service, women are continuously overcoming significant obstacles and paving the way for the next generation.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, women and girls have been disproportionately bearing the impacts of COVID-19. This is especially true for many marginalized groups, including Indigenous, Black and racialized women as well as women living with disabilities, and those who are members of LGBTQ2 communities.

“The Government of Canada has been there to support them, including through the Feminist Response and Recovery Fund <https://women-gender-equality.canada.ca/en/funding/funding-programs/feminist-responserecovery-fund/feminist-response-recovery-fund-about.html> and the Task Force on Women in the Economy <https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/task-force-women-economy.html>.

“As we recover from the pandemic, we have a unique opportunity to build a more inclusive future, including through a Canada-wide $10-a-day early learning and child care system , which will make life more affordable for Canadian families and increase women’s participation in the workforce. We will also continue to support initiatives that promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls worldwide through the Feminist International Assistance Policy <https://www.international.gc.ca/world-monde/issues_development-enjeux_developpement/priorities-priorites/policy-politique.aspx?lang=eng>.

“Today, as we celebrate the many accomplishments of women and girls who are building a fairer, stronger, and more inclusive future, we cannot forget that there is more to be done. We all have a role to play in breaking down barriers and ensuring that all women, girls, and gender diverse people have every opportunity to succeed in life.”

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One response to “Paying Tribute to Women and Girls on International Women’s Day, 2022

  1. Linda McKellar

    EVERY DAY should be international women’s day.
    So many great advances made by women over the centuries have been credited to men and they had to make them while being restricted from higher education.
    Katherine Johnstone – NASA pioneer. John Glenn refused to be launched until she checked the calculations!
    Alice Ball – Cure for leprosy.
    Leone Farrell – Means of mass producing polio vaccine so it was globally accessible. Then she wasn’t even allowed to attend the tribute to Salk but was allowed to shake his hand!
    Rosalind Franklin – DNA double helix structure – credited to 2 men Watson and Crick.
    Lise Meitner – advances in nuclear fission.
    Hedy Lamarr – Yes that Hedy Lamarr – advances in wireless communication.
    Among the greatest monarchs of England…. Elizabeth I, Victoria and Elizabeth II.
    Great national leaders like Angela Merkel and Jacinda Ardern.
    You could even throw in Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai.
    I digress, LOL.

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