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PWC Events: Celebrating International Women’s Day March 8, 2013

Message from the Chair

February 25, 2013

For over one hundred years, women have been celebrating, remembering and encouraging one another, as well as our brothers, in the struggle for peace, equal rights and social and economic justice for women.  On Friday, March 8th, we do it again!  In Ontario, events are being organized to recognize International Women’s Day.I encourage you to contact your Regional PWC Representatives for information on events in your Region.   Watch your local news for updates on IWD events in your community.

A noteworthy celebration for International Women’s Day is the inclusion of a Gender Studies course in the 2013 Social Sciences and Humanities Curriculum in Ontario Secondary Schools.  The PWC is a proud supporter of the Miss G Project, which is a grassroots feminist organization that works to combat all forms of oppression in and through education.  The Miss G Project worked tirelessly for 8 years on the Gender Studies project.   The goal was to have a Gender Studies course in our public education system that “could provide our youth with a safe space and critical tools with which to understand their lives.” Web.  Support of this type of project is an example of the kind of work we do as part of our mandate on the Provincial Women’s Committee. 

Securing justice and equality, both social and economic for women everywhere is everybody’s work, not just women’s work!  It’s work that will make gender parity a lived reality and tip the balance in favour of equality.  The work we do today will ensure a bright and equal tomorrow for girls and women everywhere. 

In solidarity,    

Dora Robinson

Ontario Public Service Employees Union, 100 Lesmill Rd. Toronto, ON M3B 3P8  (416) 443-8888

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