But if history teaches us anything, it’s that waiting for those backroom doors to swing wide isn’t a winning strategy.
Posts Tagged ‘women’
It was 1989. I had an apartment and my first ‘real’ job – working for a member of Parliament. I was young, opinionated, making my own way in the world and loving it … when I decided to write a letter to the editor of the Vancouver Sun.
I wrote a letter because I had something to say about there being less conflict in the world if there were more women in decision-making positions. I honestly don’t remember what prompted me to write or the details of what I said. But I do remember what happened next.
December 6 marks the twenty-third anniversary of the violent deaths of 14 women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. It’s a day of grief, sadness and anger – and a day when we rededicate ourselves to equality, opportunity and freedom from violence for women everywhere
We’ve created a few images we’ll be using and sharing in memory of those young women, and we’re inviting you to do the same. (Click each image to see it full-sized.)
They include a poster :
When Campaigns & Elections magazine planned a whole issue on women in politics, NOW’s Maya Russell decided to tackle the critical role of women as voters. She talked to several public opinion professionals about the gender gap in support for national political parties, and how the party Leaders fare with women voters. See the online magazine and let us know what you think!