International Women's Day

Members of the Iranian community and their supporters rally in Ottawa on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, in solidarity with protesters in Iran, where 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody for allegedly improperly wearing a hijab. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

‘Every one of us was a Mahsa’: Iranians in Canada cut hair at women’s rights rallies

Protesters call for decisive action by federal government to condemn the Islamic Republic of Iran

 

Afghan parents carry their children, as they leave the malnutrition ward floor, at the Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Blood drive to mark Women’s Day halted, Afghan activists say

Organizers say the event was viewed as a protest by Taliban authorities

 

Victoria joined cities around the world Jan. 19, 2019 for the third annual Women’s March. This Tuesday (March 8), area residents can attend numerous virtual and in-person events marking International Women’s Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria events mark International Women’s Day on Tuesday

Virtual speaker series, performances, film screenings throughout the day March 8

 

Sunrise of Victoria retirement community resident Mini Alexander poses next to Michelle Obama. Residents were asked to compare themselves to a powerful woman of history for Women’s History Month. (Courtesy of Sunrise of Victoria)

Victoria retirement community residents model alongside women of history

Sunrise Victoria residents posed alongside photos of their female role models

Sunrise of Victoria retirement community resident Mini Alexander poses next to Michelle Obama. Residents were asked to compare themselves to a powerful woman of history for Women’s History Month. (Courtesy of Sunrise of Victoria)
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland holds a media availability in Ottawa on November 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Low-wage women hit hardest by COVID-19, report says

Meanwhile, the shortfall for low-earning men is 12 per cent

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland holds a media availability in Ottawa on November 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference in Ottawa on March 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Rolling back progress for women should not be COVID-19’s legacy: Trudeau

Trudeau noted the pandemic’s toll on women, with many leaving the workforce at a higher rate than men

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference in Ottawa on March 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Software engineer Shaimma Yehia, 40, has been forced to re-skill during the COVID-19 pandemic after more than six years of unsuccessfully applying for jobs in B.C.’s tech industry. (Submitted photo/Shaimma Yehia)

Why skilled immigrant women continue to be shut out of B.C.’s booming tech sector

Experienced software engineer Shaimma Yehia, 40, hasn’t found a job since she migrated to Canada 6 years ago

Software engineer Shaimma Yehia, 40, has been forced to re-skill during the COVID-19 pandemic after more than six years of unsuccessfully applying for jobs in B.C.’s tech industry. (Submitted photo/Shaimma Yehia)
Victoria Pruden of Bridges for Women (left), hosts Mayor Lisa Helps (right) at the non-profit’s annual luncheon for International Women’s Day. This year’s event takes place March 8 at the Union Club of B.C. Photo courtesy Bridges for Women

International Women’s Day luncheon invites men to the table

Aim is to shift dialogue away from labelling gender-based violence a ‘women’s issue’

Victoria Pruden of Bridges for Women (left), hosts Mayor Lisa Helps (right) at the non-profit’s annual luncheon for International Women’s Day. This year’s event takes place March 8 at the Union Club of B.C. Photo courtesy Bridges for Women