Why is International Women's day important for teachers and their students?

Women have made enormous progress toward equality over the years, both in Canada and around the world. On International Women's Day we recognize the many achievements of women and celebrate their contributions to society.

We also recognize that some obstacles remain and continue to affect the lives of girls and women every day – including economic inequality and gender-based violence.

It will take the actions of many to remove these barriers and make equality between women and men a reality for all. That’s why engaging youth is key. By acknowledging and learning about these issues with your students – both boys and girls – you can inspire action and create momentum for a more equitable and just society.

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