International Women’s Day #BeBold4Change

Group of women seating at the event International Women's Day 2017

Date: March 30th, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Venue: Fireside Gallery

Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030, Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on International Women's Day, 8 March 2017

Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household responsibilities—typically more than double the time spent by men and boys. They look after younger siblings, older family members, deal with illness in the family and manage the house. In many cases this unequal division of labour is at the expense of women’s and girls’ learning, of paid work, sports, or engagement in civic or community leadership. This shapes the norms of relative disadvantage and advantage, of where women and men are positioned in the economy, of what they are skilled to do and where they will work.

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Join us for a lunch and learn to discuss the nature of work in light of economic gender disparity and self-care in the struggle to find balance between competing responsibilities.

All are invited to listen and discuss the following general themes:

  • What is economic gender disparity in Canada, globally?
  • What are the challenges women still experience in the workplace?
  • What is self-care and how do we incorporate self-care into our lives?
  • Strategies to balance competing responsibilities such as work, community and family

Lunch will be served. .

Check out on the value of work, and we challenge you to think about:

  • Why do societies still feminize certain types of work?
  • Why is caregiving/mothering undervalued?
  • What does “women having it all” mean to you?
  • What are the challenges and barriers women are still facing in the workplace?

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