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What the UN has to say about gender equality

International Women’s Day shines spotlight on pressing issue


International Women’s Day isn’t widely celebrated in Canada, but this year the message seemed to reach further. And, the word from the United Nations (UN) was clear.


“Our aim is to have parity across the board in the whole of the UN,” says António Guterres, secretary-general of the UN in a video message. We want to “create an organization in which women and men can work together in full equality and contribute to a world in which women and men can also be in full equality.”


At Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, we hear the call for action. And, as we move forward we’re making a concerted effort to be more intentional about our work with women, an issue that we already hold close to our hearts.


Watch the UN video below to see how the world needs to come together on this important issue.


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