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International Women's Day

March 8, 2017

Wednesday, March 8 is International Women’s Day, a global day of recognition and celebration for the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

 The United Nations describes the day as follows:

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

This year, Canada’s theme for International Women’s Day is Equality Matters.

Here are some statistics on the current state of gender equality in Canada and why it matters in 2017: