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Author: Stacey Rodas

Stacey Rodas

Stacey Rodas is the Manager of Public Relations & Online Engagement at the Canadian Women's Foundation. Her goal is to make our country more livable and lovable. She is also a huge basketball fan. (GO RAPTORS!)

Gender Equality Reading Roundup: August 30, 2019

Woman holding sign saying "what lessens one of us lessens all of us"

Here are the gender equality headlines that caught our attention in the past few weeks.

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Q&A with Raj Kaur Khaira: How Sweets and Superheroes Pave the Way for Equality

Photo of Raj Kaur Khaira taken by Raj Gedhu

Activist and author Raj Kaur Khaira created The Pink Ladoo Project in 2015, a global gender equality campaign to inspire and give South Asian families the tools to celebrate girls’ births.

For her, the whole idea came from sweets.

In some South Asian cultures, ladoo are sweets that are traditionally given out to celebrate the birth of a boy. But there is no equivalent to mark the birth of a girl. Raj was inspired to change that.

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Taking the Race for Gender Equality to the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon!

A woman runs up a set of stairs

The Canadian Women’s Foundation is always running a race: the race to help women and girls move out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership. We are DONE WAITING. We are sprinting toward gender equality for ALL women and girls!

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The Gender Pay Gap Is a Myth

A woman speaking in a meeting.

If it’s illegal in Canada to pay women less than men, then the gender pay gap can’t be real. Right?

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