International Women’s Day 2021: Supporting a Feminist RecoveryMarch 4, 2021
March 8 is International Women’s Day—a day to recognize and celebrate the social, economic and political contributions of women and girls everywhere, as well as raise awareness about the importance and need for gender equality.
The theme for this year is #FeministRecovery, in support of an inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. An inclusive recovery advances gender equality and provides social stability for all Canadians and people around the world—especially women, who represent the group most vulnerable to the effects of the pandemic.
Across the globe, COVID-19 threatens society’s hard-fought gains toward gender equality. Increased unemployment, unpaid care, a rise in domestic violence and fewer social protections are some of the ways the pandemic has negatively impacted the lives of women and prevented them from accessing the resources they need to thrive.
Gender equality is at the heart of CESO’s mission.
Read our article in the Globe and Mail featuring CESO’s own Gale Lee, Director, International Services, to learn how we’re supporting the creation of more inclusive and equitable communities by empowering women.
Ways to Get Involved
- Donate to support our programs that help women access the skills and support to thrive
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn to learn how we are supporting women’s economic empowerment
- Pledge to advance gender equality and support an inclusive recovery by sharing this social media graphic, tagging @CESOSACO and using the hashtag #FeministRecovery