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:
- Learn more about Canada’s Response and Recovery Summit taking place on March 8 and 9, 2021
- Pledge to advance gender equality and support an inclusive recovery from COVID-19 in your community using the hashtag #FeministRecovery
- Nominate a woman of impact through the Women of Impact Gallery
- Start a conversation with our social media shareables on your networks and channels using the hashtag #FeministRecovery
- Follow us on Twitter or Instagram
- Visit the Women of Impact in Canada Gallery to learn about the inspiring achievements of the former inductees
Start a conversation on social media
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(1) Open the full-sized image
Open the full-sized image by clicking on the link of the image you wish to download.
(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”
The options on the contextual menu will vary, depending on which web browser you’re using. Some browsers may say “Save as” while others may say “Save image as” or “Save picture as.”
(4) Rename the file (optional)
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