Who are the decision makers?
- Federal, provincial, and municipal government
- All politicians and political groups have their own strategies, which are transformed into government policies when they are elected and given a mandate by the electorate. These policies are often formed during party conventions
- Federal Government
- Provincial/Territorial Government
Think Tanks and Universities
Action to combat the gender wage gap and underrepresentation of women in leadership should be driven by accurate data. Think tanks and universities play a crucial role in producing accurate research on these issues.
- UN Women
- Inter-Parliamentary Union
- Queen’s University graduate political science program in gender and politics
- Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Grassroots organizations and Civil Society
Grassroots organizations and civil society are often the drivers behind social change and political action. Non-profit organizations like Equal Voice and Samara Canada play a critical role in advocacy and the normalization of women in positions of power. Grassroots movements like the Women’s March act as another form of advocacy, and can be vehicle for marginalized voices to be heard.
These are just a few examples. For more suggestions on organizations to follow, check out the “Twitter Accounts” at the end.