Author: 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!)
Here are the gender equality headlines that caught our attention in the past few weeks.
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.
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!
If it’s illegal in Canada to pay women less than men, then the gender pay gap can’t be real. Right?