Oak Bay residents celebrate inspiring Oak Bay women on International Women’s Day.
Nationally, this year’s International Women’s Day theme is #MyFeminism to honour those who continue to work towards equality.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms enshrines equal rights for men and women in Canada.
According to the Status of Women government website, inequalities still exist:
Federally, only 26 per cent of Members of Parliament are women.
Municipally, only 28 per cent of councillors and 18 per cent of mayors are female.
Average earnings in all jobs combined show a gender pay gap of approximately 30 per cent.
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