Joint Statement on International Women’s Day
Premier John Horgan and Grace Lore, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, have issued the following statement for International Women’s Day:
“On International Women’s Day, we honour the many women, girls, two-spirit and non-binary people who are leading the way toward a more equitable future in our province.
“While we have all been challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, women have shouldered a disproportionate burden. More women are working in the hardest-hit sectors, and many have taken on additional caregiving responsibilities for their children and family members. Deeply troubling reports of intimate partner and family violence are on the rise.
“We recognize for many Indigenous women, women of colour, women with disabilities and people in the 2SLGBTQ+ community, the pandemic has only heightened the inequalities that still exist.
“Our recovery from COVID-19 must be rooted in equality, where opportunities are available to all, regardless of their gender, ethnicity or other parts of their identity.
“Better days are ahead, and we will get there together. Our government is helping retrain people who have lost work, create new jobs and opportunities, keep our child care centres and schools safe, and provide support for the arts, culture, tourism and small business sectors, where so many women make their livelihood.
“We have taken meaningful strides toward gender equality, and the pandemic has highlighted how much further we must go. Together, we will use the opportunities before us to advance equality, protect everyone’s right to live free from violence, and build a better future for women, girls and trans people in British Columbia, Canada and around the world.”
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Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Stake Lake Loops – Kamloops Trails
Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Big Pine Nature Hike – Kamloops Trails
Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 9:40 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Blueberry River First Nations court victory offers path to reconciliation
Mon, Jul 12, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Along the Red Plateau Escarpment Rim
Fri, Jul 9, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Hiking the Wounded Knee Trail
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Tue, Jul 6, 2021 at 4:28 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Reparation, land and justice for Indigenous Peoples is long overdue
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