Three New Members Welcomed at Recent PEI Status of Women Meeting

After being stormed out earlier in the month, the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women met on March 21, 2018, in Cornwall, PEI. This was Yvonne Deagle’s first full Council meeting as Chairperson, and she had the pleasure of welcoming three newly appointed members – Chris MacPhail, Cathy Rose, and Susan Sun – who all contributed a great deal to their first meeting. Yvonne also welcomed three guest speakers from community organizations we value as partners and friends. Jaime Griffin from Women’s Network PEI, Eliza MacLauchlan from Community Legal Information Association (CLIA PEI), and Dawn Wilson from the PEI Coalition for Women in Government all briefly described the ways our organizations work together and rely on each other to support improvements in the status of PEI women.

(L -R): New Council members: Chris MacPhail, Cathy Rose, and Susan Sun.

 

Guest speakers were welcomed by Yvonne Deagle, PEI Status of Women Chairperson. ( L-R): Eliza MacLauchlan, Jaime Griffin, Yvonne, and Dawn Wilson.

 

 

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, March 29, 2018

New listings this week:

1) Seniors Active Living Centre
2) Light it up Blue
3) PEIBWA Activities
4) Online Business Owners – What Are Your Tax Obligations?
5) Thursday Lunchtime Films
6) FilmPEI Launch Party
7) Abercrombie: 50 Years of Pulp and Protest
8) Job Opportunity at CLIA
9) Macphail Woods 2018 Calendar of Events
10) Tax Preparation Clinics
11) ​​PEERS Alliance Bi-Monthly Newsletter
12) Save the Date – Mom 2 Mom Sale – Charlottetown, Spring/Summer 2018
13) 2018 Women in Business Symposium
14) City of Charlottetown’s New Website

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, March 22, 2018

New listings this week:

1) Equality Focus Group – Tomorrow
2) Come Meet Two Strong Women
3) PEIBWA Activities
4) Confederation Centre Public Library – March Break Special Events
5) You are Invited: Seminar with with Michael Corman, PhD: re the New Seniors Strategy for PEI
6) Wills & Estate Planning
7) Montague New Democrat Leadership Debate
8) PEI Burger Love 2018
9) 爱岛租赁须知 – Renting on PEI
10) You are invited to IN OUR SHOES
11) ​​Breast Cancer Conference in Halifax
12) Food Exchange Garden Mentor Program
13) Mental Health First Aid Basic Training – Charlottetown

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Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, March 15, 2018

New listings this week:

1) International Women’s Day Photo Gallery and Thanks
2) PEIBWA Activities
3) Tonight: Abortion Access Now PEI 2018 AGM
4) Story Time with Flory From Island Hill Farm
5) PEIANC Employment Opportunity: Employment Services Coordinator
6) Ellen’s Campaign Launch
7) Adult Drop In
8) Being an Ally
9) Bluefin – Award-Winning Film
10) ​​Bonshaw Ceilidh
11) Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution toward ending family violence in Canada?
12) Job Opportunity: PEIBWA Seeking New Executive Director
13) What Were You Wearing?
14) Global Herizons Call for Proposals

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International Women’s Day Gallery 2018

Despite the winter weather, the Status of Women and our community partners celebrated another rollicking International Women’s Day!

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate and to keeping pushing for equality: Hon. Sean Casey MP, Deputy Speaker and MLA Kathleen Casey, RCMP Chief Superintendent Jennifer Ebert; speakers Jillian Kilfoil, Paola Soto, Jen Tividad, Maram ElSenary, and Bayan Radhi; and dancers Garima Mishra and Rinku Upadhyaya, Jordan Legere, and Samantha Lewis (Executive Director of the Aboriginal Women’s Association).

Financial and time resources were contributed by local unions, women’s, and social justice organizations (see complete sponsor list at the end of the photo gallery). A special thanks to the women of the IWD Organizing Committee who arranged for all the participatory activities and excellent presentations: Paola Soto, Ann Wheatley, Debbie and Ellie Langston, Amy Clerk, Nancy Clement, Taylor Carruthers, Hannah Gehrels, Donna Dingwell, and Mistress of Ceremonies Farahnaz Rezaei.

(You can view the photos by scrolling down on this page or click on the first photo and flip through the photo carousel that displays, using the arrows).

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, March 8, 2018

New listings this week:

1) This Afternoon – International Women’s Day Celebration at Trinity Hall, 3pm-6pm!
2) PEI Status of Women Commentary / Commentaire for IWD 2018
3) L.M. Montgomery Heritage Minute
4) PEIBWA Activities
5) WOMAN Runs for NDP PEI Leader
6) PEI Provincial Home Show, March 9-11
7) Can’t Wait for Spring! Concert
8) Yoga & Writing
9) Welcome Reception: Engaging Island Women for Political Action
10) Winter’s Tales Authors’ Reading Series – March 15
11) Dreamin’ of Spring
12) How to Recruit, Retain and Retire Volunteers
13) Law Day Project Helps Low Income Islanders to Create Wills
14) Family Place Free Programs and Other Services
15) Call to Playwrights

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International Women’s Day 2018 #HerToo / Journée internationale des femmes 2018 #ElleAussi

International Women’s Day 2018 #HerToo

As we come together to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 (March 8), let us be reminded of the many achievements that women have accomplished as we strive to meet our full potential. We recognize the many ways women contribute to creativity and success in our global community, yet IWD is a day that slips by with little acknowledgement in Canada.

The year 2017 brought forward the #MeToo movement, which brought solidarity with women who have been sexually harassed and assaulted. The #MeToo movement was initiated by American activist Tarana Burke more than a decade ago, and has gathered strength from celebrities speaking out about sexual harassment in their lives. All over the world women and men are refusing to be shamed and silenced any longer. The time has come for gender equality in homes and workplaces. The time has come for women to be who they are and love whom they choose. The time has come for women to be free from violence and harassment.

We know that violence does not discriminate. We also know that just being a woman means overcoming countless obstacles daily. We live in sexist societies, but living in poverty, or with racism, or without access to basic human rights expands the likelihood of abuse and mistreatment. So today, especially, we say #HerToo. We take a broader look around the world at the realities women face and know that we have a long way to go to achieving true equality.

From the Global Citizen Website, here are some facts that show why we need to think about #HerToo – why we need greater equality now:

  1. In 2015, there were only 21 female heads of state in the entire world.
  2. Over 150 countries have at least one actively sexist law.
  3. Each minute, 28 girls are married before they are ready.
  4. At least 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime.
  5. In most countries, women only earn between 60% and 75% of men’s wages, for the same work.
  6. There are approximately 781 million adults worldwide lacking literacy – and two-thirds of them are women.
  7. Around the world, 63 million girls still need to go to school.

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Today, on International Women’s Day, let us celebrate our successes as women, and let us also use our power to raise up the voices of women around the world fighting to be safe, free and thriving citizens.

 

Yvonne Deagle is the newly appointed Chairperson of the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

 

 


Journée internationale des femmes 2018 #ElleAussi

Fre-IWDAlors que nous nous rassemblons pour célébrer la Journée internationale des femmes 2018 en ce 8 mars, souvenons-nous des nombreuses réalisations que les femmes ont accomplies tout en nous employant à réaliser notre plein potentiel. Nous reconnaissons les nombreuses façons que les femmes contribuent à la créativité et au succès de notre collectivité mondiale, pourtant la Journée internationale des femmes est une journée qui passe presque inaperçue au Canada.

Le mouvement #MoiAussi (#MeToo en anglais) a vu le jour en 2017, créant une vague de solidarité pour les femmes qui ont été harcelées ou agressées sexuellement. Le mouvement avait été lancé par l’activiste américaine Tarana Burke il y a plus d’une décennie, mais il a été renforcé par les célébrités qui ont dénoncé le harcèlement sexuel dans leurs vies. Des femmes et des hommes de partout au monde refusent dorénavant de se taire ou d’avoir honte. Il est grand temps qu’il y ait égalité des sexes au foyer comme au bureau. Il est grand temps que les femmes soient fières d’être qui elles sont et d’aimer la personne de leur choix. Il est grand temps que les femmes vivent sans violence et harcèlement.

Nous savons que la violence n’est pas discriminatoire. Et nous savons également que le simple fait d’être une femme signifie qu’il y aura d’innombrables obstacles à surmonter chaque jour. Nous vivons dans des sociétés sexistes, mais le fait de vivre dans la pauvreté, d’être confrontée au racisme ou de ne pas avoir accès aux droits fondamentaux de la personne augmente la probabilité de sévices et de mauvais traitements. Alors aujourd’hui, surtout, nous disons #ElleAussi (#HerToo en anglais). Nous examinons de plus près les réalités auxquelles les femmes de partout au monde se heurtent, et nous constatons qu’il reste encore beaucoup à faire pour atteindre une véritable égalité.

Voici quelques faits, tirés du site Web Global Citizen, qui montrent pourquoi nous devons réfléchir à #ElleAussi – pourquoi nous avons besoin d’une plus grande égalité : [Traduction]

  1. En 2015, on comptait seulement 21 femmes chefs d’État dans le monde entier.
  2. Plus de 150 pays disposent d’au moins une loi sexiste.
  3. Chaque minute, 28 filles sont mariées avant qu’elles soient prêtes.
  4. Au moins une femme sur trois dans le monde a subi de la violence physique ou sexuelle à un moment donné de sa vie.
  5. Dans la plupart des pays, les femmes gagnent seulement entre 60 % et 75 % du salaire des hommes, pour le même travail.
  6. Environ 781 millions d’adultes dans le monde sont analphabètes – et les deux tiers d’entre eux sont des femmes.
  7. Autour du monde, 63 millions de filles doivent continuer d’aller à l’école.

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Aujourd’hui, en cette Journée internationale des femmes, célébrons les succès des femmes et utilisons notre pouvoir pour faire valoir les voix des femmes de partout dans leur combat pour la liberté, la sécurité et la prospérité.

Yvonne Deagle est la nouvelle présidente du Conseil consultatif sur la situation de la femme de l’Î.-P.-É.

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