Equality Matters newsletter: March 2024

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International Women’s Day (IWD) 2024 is only a few days away! This issue of Equality Matters will get you ready with toolkits and resources to take part in this year’s theme – Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress. You’ll also find info to brush up on your 2SLGBTQI+ terminology, new tools to help youth take action to end gender-based violence (GBV), a story of an organization leading the way for inclusive science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workplaces, and much more.

This issue also marks our one-year milestone of launching Equality Matters, so we’d like to take a moment to thank you, our partners and readers. With 6 newsletters, 140 links, over 10,000 words, and a growing readership, we couldn’t have done it without you!

Are you a new subscriber? Look back at our previous newsletters. We look forward to many years ahead.

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Celebrate International Women’s Day!

Join us on March 8th to celebrate IWD 2024! The Government of Canada’s theme this year is Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress. IWD is a time to celebrate the inspiring women and girls in your life and throughout Canada while remembering that advances in gender equality are an effective way to build healthier, more prosperous, and more inclusive communities.

Celebrate IWD 2024 with us and download the Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) toolkit, which includes virtual backgrounds, social media graphics, and learning resources. You can join the discussion on social media by using the hashtags #InvestInWomen and #IWD2024.

Want to see more gender equality in action? Learn more about Canada’s upcoming participation in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (March 11–22).

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Brush up on your 2SLGBTQI+ terminology

2SLGBTQI+ terminology is continuously evolving. Learn about the acronyms used to designate the sexually and gender-diverse communities in Canada with this glossary and common acronyms.

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Help youth take action to end gender-based violence

It’s Not Just... an issue for adults to tackle. Youth have an important role to play in ending GBV. By partnering with youth organizations across Canada, we’ve developed resources to empower young people to recognize GBV when they see it, take safe action, and get support for themselves or others.  
From classrooms to communities to clubs, share these free, downloadable resources with the youth in your life.

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Creating an inclusive STEM future

Following the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th, read the latest Equality in Action article on how the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) is leading the way in creating safer and more inclusive STEM workplaces for women and gender-diverse people across Canada.

Missed an Equality in Action article? Catch up on all the latest stories.

Did you know

The Provincial Freeman, a paper in Windsor, Ontario from 1853 to 1857, was co-founded by Mary Ann Shadd Cary, the first Black woman publisher in North America and the first woman publisher in Canada. Dedicated to anti-slavery, temperance, and general literature, this weekly newspaper covered the activities and issues relevant to Black Canadians and their communities in Canada.

In celebration of February being Black History Month, read more on the legacy and impact of organizations led by Black women.

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