The following is a statement issued by the Senate Sub-Committee on Women on the occasion of International Women’s Day:
Saturday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. It is a day for celebrating a range of economic, cultural, social, and political achievements of women but also a time to consider what still needs to be done to advance women’s rights. Great improvements have been made, but there is much that still needs doing – both locally and internationally. In many sectors in Canada women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics, while globally women’s education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men. Please join us, and other members of the McGill community, as we honour women everywhere and work together to protect and promote women’s rights, equity, and social justice around the world.
For more information and data on women in academia and advances still to be made, please see the Senate Sub-Committee on Women website