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2021 International Women’s Day theme: #FeministRecovery

March 8 is International Women’s Day, a time to celebrate the contributions of women and girls everywhere; to recognize women who inspire us all; and to renew discussion about the importance of gender equality in Canada and around the world. 

This International Women’s Day, we invite you to take a pledge to advance gender equality and support an inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by using #FeministRecovery on your social media accounts. An inclusive recovery offers the opportunity to advance gender equality and provide economic and social stability for all Canadians. 

Impacts of COVID-19 on women

It has identified fundamental gaps in our society and disproportionately impacted those who were already marginalized, vulnerable or struggling. On every front, the COVID-19 pandemic has eroded hard-fought gains to gender equality. From layoffs to lack of child care to increased unpaid work to the rise of domestic violence, women have been most deeply impacted by the health and economic crisis.

The Government of Canada is working to create an Action Plan for Women in the Economy to help women get back into the workforce and ensure a feminist, intersectional response to this pandemic and recovery. This Plan will be led by a diverse task force of experts and guide a whole-of-government approach.

Ways to get involved

There are new opportunities and responsibilities to reimagine the role of women, and rebuild a brighter more inclusive future for everyone.

This International Women’s Day:

Start a conversation on social media

Download these visuals and share them in your publications. Encourage your friends and followers to join the conversation.

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(1) Open the full-sized image

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(2) Open the contextual menu

On a PC: Right-click on the image you want to download.

On a Mac: Hold down the Control key (Ctrl) and click on the image you want to download.

On a mobile device: Tap and hold the image you want to download until the menu appears.

(3) Choose “Save as”

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(4) Rename the file (optional)

A dialogue box will open, giving you the opportunity to change the file name or keep it as is.

(5) Choose a destination folder

Specify a location to save the downloaded image and click “Save.”

Canada’s Feminist Response and Recovery
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Theme image 2021 International Women’s Day with the quote “Canada’s Feminist Response and Recovery - #FeministRecovery”. The Canada wordmark appears at the bottom.

Women are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic
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Theme image of the 2021 International Women’s Day with the quote “Women are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic – Let’s ensure they’re front and centre in the recovery” and hashtag “#FeministRecovery”. The Canada wordmark appears at the bottom.

I pledge to advance gender equality and support a recovery from the pandemic that is inclusive of everyone
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Theme image of the 2021 International Women’s Day with the quote “I pledge to advance gender equality and support a recovery from the pandemic that is inclusive of everyone” and hashtag “#FeministRecovery”. The Canada wordmark appears at the bottom.

Supporting an inclusive recovery means advancing gender equality, and ensuring economic and social stability for all people in Canada
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Theme image of the 2021 International Women’s Day with the quote “Supporting an inclusive recovery means advancing gender equality, and ensuring economic and social stability for all people in Canada” and hashtag “#FeministRecovery”. The Canada wordmark appears at the bottom.

Canada’s Feminist Response and Recovery
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I pledge to advance gender equality and support a recovery from the pandemic that is inclusive of everyone

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Sharable Theme image of the 2021 International Women’s Day with the quote “I pledge to advance gender equality and support a recovery from the pandemic that is inclusive of everyone” and hashtag “#FeministRecovery”. The Canada wordmark appears at the bottom.

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