IWD2017

On International Women's Day, March 8th, women and our allies will act together for equality, diversity, inclusion and for the rights of women and all gender-oppressed people.

In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women's March on January 21, Women’s March Canada, on March 8th, will recognize the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system.  We will promote and honour a Week of Action from March 6th-11th in support of these efforts.

In Canada, women receive lower wages and experience greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity. We recognize that trans and gender nonconforming people face heightened levels of discrimination, social oppression and political targeting. We believe in gender justice.

Anyone, anywhere, can join in solidarity making March 8th as a day to honour all women. What can you do on that day? What can we all do on that day? We have options:

  1. Avoid shopping for one day at locations listed on #grabyourwallet: https://grabyourwallet.org/

  2. Support women and minority-owned businesses and shop local.

    1. The following is a list of Companies self-identified as being 51% or more owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ccc_bt-rec_ec.nsf/eng/h_00008.html

    2. Mompreneurs® support, educate, and empower moms in business. You can see a list of their members her: .http://themompreneur.com/regional-chapters/all-mompreneurs/

    3. Know of other local women and minority-owned businesses? Show your support and share them on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wmwcanada/

  3. Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman and our global sisters celebrating a Week of Action

  4. Attend a local International Women’s Day Event. You can find local events here: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Events

When millions of us stood together in January, we saw clearly that our army of love greatly outnumbers that of fear, greed and hatred. Let's raise our voices together again, to say that women’s rights are human rights, regardless of a woman’s race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability.