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.”
http://themissgproject.wix.com/index_new. 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