Happy International Women’s Day

Dear CFUW Members,

As we share the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day across the country with our friends and members of CFUW let’s take time to celebrate, recognize past efforts and take up the challenge to continue to work for the rights of women while protecting the gains we have made. We have a right to expect freedom from violence in our lives, economic security, personal safety and access to health and education services.

These are the things that CFUW stands for and works for all year long but especially during International Women’s Week. Let us work together for peace, equality and understanding as we celebrate in our communities.  Whether you raise money to educate a young woman, help with a community centre or promote the arts, enjoy this week and celebrate your achievements with like-minded women.

Happy International Women’s Day!


Brenda Wallace, CFUW National President

1 thought on “Happy International Women’s Day

  1. Mitsko Suzaki

    As a new member of CFUW Niagara Falls, I am starting to gather as much information as I can, especially when it comes to the activities in other areas of Canada and Overseas.
    A century of International Women’s Day seems to be the landmark of the progress made in the past, and I am still not sure what prompted the first year of “women’s day” in 1911.
    Even in Japan, my country of origin, advocates of equal opportunity did exist from around that time. However, the real equal status was a gift from the US Occupation Forces, represented by General MacArthur! Around that time after the WW2, the comments are made that “American made women and nylon stockings stronger in Japan”????
    Although, the status of women in North America is more well established than other countries of the world, more effort should be made to keep up and prove that we are entitled to be treated equally.
    Without jumping in to the problems of other countries of the world, “domestic violence” seem to exist “locally”. Sadly, average level of education among the younger generation of women I run into on the street is shockingly ugly, and much improvement is needed to clean up our own “mess”.


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