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Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in General News, Uncategorized

Happy International Women’s Day

For immediate release

March 8, 2017

 

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace wishes everyone a very Happy International Women’s Day.

 

This year the theme for International Women’s Day is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. Click here for more information. 

Women and other people in more than 40 countries, who have been impacted by decades of war and militarism, will take action today. We will rise because we want to live in a world without weapons and war, without violence and hate, without bans and walls. We call for a world where we are spending our tax dollars and our energies supporting life.

 

Tamara Lorincz, acting co-chair for Canadian Voice of Women for Peace says, “Gender Equality can only be achieved through a culture of peace”.
The UN Secretary-General writes in his message for IWD, “ that women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed”. read the complete message here