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SCCC recognizes the importance of the ongoing struggle to achieve gender equality in Canada. This year’s IWD theme is #FeministRecovery.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.

Marked annually on March 8th, this day is one of the most important days of the year to:

  • celebrate the contributions of women and girls everywhere;
  • recognize women who inspire us all; and
  • renew discussion about the importance of gender equality in Canada and around the world.

This year’s theme, #FeministRecovery invites us to take a pledge to advance gender equality and support an inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by using #FeministRecovery on social media accounts. An inclusive recovery offers the opportunity to advance gender equality and provide economic and social stability for all Canadians.

This year, SCCC would like to take this opportunity in advancing a #FeministRecovery by recognizing how women are leading the fight against COVID-19. 2020 and already into 2021 has been a very trying time for us all and the challenges that we have all had to face continue to be astounding.

Chief Medical Officers modelling leadership and strength during this COVID -19 pandemic are those we wish to recognize this year, because, as Marge Piercy aptly stated, “A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not to be done.”

Courtesy:(Evan Mitsui, Michael Wilson/CBC, Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press,
Art Raham, Ben Nelms, Peter Cowan/CBC)

This IWD, let’s take a moment to recognize the leadership of our Chief Medical Officers across the country in advancing a #FeministRecovery:

Join Canadians across the country this March 8th and 9th and register for Canada’s Feminist Response and Recovery Summit. Registration is FREE. Learn more here.

Sources: International Women’s Day, Status of Women Canada, Wikipedia, Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine, Government of Prince Edward Island.