This year's International Women's Day theme is "Embrace Equity." It calls on all of us to challenge gender bias and inequality and advocate for women's rights in our personal lives and professional careers. As we strive toward a more just and equitable society, it's important to recognize that women from different ethnic backgrounds face unique challenges.
This March 8th, Next10 takes a moment to focus on the unique challenges Indigenous women face in Canada in the hope of creating awareness. Indigenous women have long been at the forefront of the struggle for human rights and equality, and their contributions to our society cannot be overstated. However, they have also faced significant obstacles, including violence, poverty, discrimination, and a lack of representation in positions of power. We must continue supporting initiatives that address these issues in partnership with Indigenous communities and in a way that respects their rights and traditions.
As we celebrate the achievements of women worldwide, let's remember the work that still needs to be done to achieve true gender equity for all women. Let's work together to create a brighter future for all women today and for generations to come.
Native Women's Association of Canada
Increasing Safety for Indigenous Women and Girls
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQI+ People