International Women's Day

International Women's Day

What you need to know

Join us on March 8, International Women’s Day, a global day of recognition celebrating achievements toward gender equity and raising awareness about the work still left to be done.

We continually aim to support and improve our work towards gender parity.

The Women’s Equity Strategy 2018 to 2028 is a 10-year initiative aimed at addressing barriers faced by cis and trans women in Vancouver.

This strategy includes multi-year projects aimed at providing all women and girls, Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender diverse peoples with equitable opportunities to fully participate in the political, economic, cultural, and social life of Vancouver.

Beyond March 8

While International Women’s Day is a global occasion to celebrate women and people of marginalized genders, the work to achieve gender equity goes on throughout the year.

Colonial and patriarchal structures continue to oppress racialized peoples and people of marginalized genders. These systems impact people’s ability to access safety, employment, justice, health care, housing, education, and reproductive rights.

We are committed to promoting equity and justice, and continue to work to address these systemic and structural oppressions that perpetuate inequities.

Learn more about the steps we're taking in advancing gender equity.

Watch our video about equity versus equality

Our mayor and councillors explain the difference between equity and equality.

International Women's Day slideshow (6.3 KB)

Learn more about the residents and organizations who have advanced gender equality within our city.

#BreaktheBias: Women working at the City 

Meet the inspiring women working at the City to #BreaktheBias by promoting diversity and inclusion.

Women's Equity Strategy

The Women's Equity Strategy aims to make Vancouver a city where all women have full access to resources and opportunities provided in the city.

Supporting and celebrating women in our communities

Learn how we support women and girls.

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