International Women’s Day

Women of Impact in Canada

This year Canada is celebrating International Women’s Day with the theme #BecauseOfYou. It is highlighting grassroots efforts to advance gender equality in communities across Canada and honouring Canadians who are driving positive change. Do you know why the following Canadian women are trailblazers? Find the answers and more in the Women of Impact in Canada… Read more

International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8th. It’s a time to celebrate the social, economic, political and cultural achievements of women. It’s also a call to action for more progress towards gender equality.   For a perspective on how literacy can contribute to gender equality, read Opening doors to gender equality through… Read more

International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day! This year’s theme is Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change. It explores the ways in which innovation can work for gender equality, boost investment in gender-responsive social systems, and enhance public services and infrastructure to meet the needs of women and girls. Some innovations that we take for granted… Read more

Biographies of Famous Women

International Women’s Day is a good time to remember some of the wonderful biographies from Grass Roots Press, outlining the accomplishments of individual women. Here’s a collage of some of them: These illustrated, easy to read biographies (and more) are available from the Decoda Literacy Library. Email library@decoda.ca to ask about borrowing them.

International Women’s Day 2018

Today is International Women’s Day! This year’s theme is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives“. Every year the focus is on women’s rights, equality and justice. This year attention is also being drawn to the rights and activism of rural women, who make up over a quarter of the world population… Read more

International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, a day to recognize women’s achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in achieving gender equality. The theme in Canada is Equality Matters. Literacy is an important factor in gender equality. To test your knowledge of women’s literacy and gender equality globally, click here to take the ProLiteracy’s… Read more

International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and to reflect on the steps that still need to be taken to achieve gender equality, women’s empowerment and human rights. Canada’s theme this year is “Women’s Empowerment Leads to Equality”. Empowerment is essential to gender equality…. Read more

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is held every March 8th. It’s a time to celebrate women’s achievements and call for greater equality. This year’s theme is Make It Happen. One of the factors that can make things happen for women is literacy, and the benefits of developing literacy in women extend beyond an individual scope. “It improves… Read more