This year, 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of the first wave of Canadian women securing the right to vote in federal elections and the 50th anniversary of the election of the first woman to the Yukon Legislative Assembly.
To commemorate this important milestone in Canada’s history and evolution as a democracy, in conjunction with the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Outreach Program, Equal Voice is hosting a Daughters of the Vote event at the Legislative Assembly of the Yukon.
We are looking for young women, between the ages 16 to 23, who represent the diversity of the Yukon, who are interested in an array of issues, who are engaged in their communities, and who want to learn more about the political process.
Majority of Canadians believe there are ‘too many’ or ‘the right number’ of women in politics; would not recommend a female they know run for public office.
Compelling and surprising research findings of a national survey about Canadians’ views and perceptions of women in politics will be released Monday, March 6th, to launch Equal Voice’s historic Daughters of the Vote (DOV) initiative and in recognition of the upcoming International Women’s Day.
“Millennial feminist voice” to Speak at International Women’s Day event in Ottawa
The program for the historic, Daughters of the Vote National Leadership forum is now available. The four day event will bring 338 young women from across Canada to Ottawa.
Schedule for the Feb. 20 event
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