Statement by the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, on the occasion of International Women's Day 2016 - "Women's Empowerment Leads to Equality."

OTTAWA, March 8, 2016 /CNW/ - On International Women's Day, we celebrate women's contributions to achieving gender equality.

As a feminist and advocate, I have seen women's empowerment in action. It is lived out in the lives of women working to create change. It is exercised by women for women, to build a stronger, more peaceful and more equitable society for all.

To mark International Women's Day 2016, tell us about the women who inspire and empower you. Please take a moment to tag empowered women in your life, using hashtag #YouAreEmpowerment.

On this day, may each of us – women and men alike – make a commitment to make Canada even better.  May we stand together and proudly call ourselves feminists as we work to build a country where all people are equal in all aspects of life. That's the Canada we want. Let's make it happen!

Happy International Women's Day!


SOURCE Status of Women Canada

For further information: Nanci-Jean Waugh, Director General, Communications and Public Affairs, Status of Women Canada, Tel: 819-420-6810

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