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Shaya MacDonald speaks to their experiences of the YWCA World Council in South Africa.

"For the first 22 years of my life, I was born and raised on Unama’ki, Mi’kma’ki territory. The things you do for fun when living on the island include long drives around the Cabot trail or long hikes through the Cabot trail." Content warning: Includes the use of strong language, descriptions of homophobia and sexual assault.
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2020 is a special year for the global gender equality movement.

It is the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most comprehensive and progressive global blueprint for advancing gender equality and women’s rights. YWCA Canada contributed to Canada’s civil society parallel report - read our report to learn about Canada’s progress on advancing gender equality and women’s rights .
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Dear 2020 Feminist Me

New Year, New Decade, New You? If you were to look back ten years from now, what lessons would you want to share? Things you would want to aspire to? Our colleague, Rebecca Pacheco did just that - read her letter to her 2020 Feminist Self! If you could speak to your younger self, what would you share? We want to hear from you. Tweet us at @YWCA_Canada with your #Dear2020FeministMe reflections!
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YWCA community mourns the loss of Iran plane crash victims

YWCA Canada would like to extend our deepest condolences to everyone impacted by Sahar and Elsa’s deaths, our YWCA Toronto colleagues, and all the loved ones, friends and families impacted by this heartbreaking tragedy. We also extend our sincerest sympathies to the broader Iranian Canadian community during this unimaginably difficult and sad time.
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YWCA Canada presenting at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

YWCA Canada will be hosting 2 sessions at the upcoming 64th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW). Be sure to check out our social media platforms in February to find out more details about our speakers. We will also be posting about how you can register to attend in-person or via online live-stream.
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Interview: Participatory Research for Women’s Economic Empowerment

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to do participatory research? Interested in labour market access for women? Take a look at this interview with Shiva Mazrouei, YWCA Canada’s Research Officer, to learn more about what we’re doing to inform women’s economic empowerment.
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