“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”
– Maya Angelou
According to the Statistics Canada (2019), women in the core working ages of 25 to 54 earn 13.3% less per hour, on average, than men. When it comes to gender equality, Canada ranks #63 globally, falling behind Rwanda, Mexico, Afghanistan, and South Sudan (National Parliaments, 2017). Work needs to be done to support women’s rights, and achieve equality.
The following non-profits in #BrokersOfGood work to support women daily, and promote gender equality.
Provides no-fee programming to underserved or under-represented women, including: primary care, yoga and counselling
A gutsy, innovative women’s agency inspiring women impacted by violence, abuse and trauma, to reclaim their lives and build economic security.
Provides a safe place for women with or without children who are escaping violence and/or abuse in their homes.
A confidentially located Vancouver shelter, which provides a safe, caring environment for women and their children fleeing domestic violence.