Tomorrow, March 8, is International Women’s Day (IWD). For more than a century IWD has been observed around the world to raise awareness of issues affecting women. It’s a day to recognize and celebrate the progress that’s been made in bettering the lives of girls and women while renewing our resolve to keep going.
IWD 2014 is about Inspiring Change. As academics, that is part of what we do. Whether through our research or our work with students and others, we inspire changes. Use IWD as a day to acknowledge this important role and use every other day to be an inspiration for positive changes for girls and women.
The CAUT Statement on International Women’s Day 2014 can be found on the CAUT website at http://www.caut.ca/news/2014/03/07/caut-statement-on-international-women-s-day-2014.
The Canadian Labour Congress, in partnership with Western University, is conducting a survey on the impact of domestic violence on workers and workplaces. Whether or not you have personally experienced or witnessed domestic violence, all workers over the age of 15 are encouraged to complete the survey. The survey is available online until June 14 at http://fluidsurveys.com/s/DVatWork/.