What the UN has to say about gender equality
International Women’s Day shines spotlight on pressing issue
International Women’s Day isn’t widely celebrated in Canada, but this year the message seemed to reach further. And, the word from the United Nations (UN) was clear.
“Our aim is to have parity across the board in the whole of the UN,” says António Guterres, secretary-general of the UN in a video message. We want to “create an organization in which women and men can work together in full equality and contribute to a world in which women and men can also be in full equality.”
At Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, we hear the call for action. And, as we move forward we’re making a concerted effort to be more intentional about our work with women, an issue that we already hold close to our hearts.
Watch the UN video below to see how the world needs to come together on this important issue.
About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For nearly 60 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, donors and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.