With the New Year comes new opportunity for progress toward ending gender-based violence and poverty, and promoting women’s leadership.
As we head into January 2016, here are a few of the events, milestones, and developments we’ll be watching for in Canada.
Suffrage Centennial: Let’s start the year with a toast to Manitoba! In January 1916,women in Manitoba won the right to vote and hold government office at the provincial level. Women in Saskatchewan and Alberta won the right to vote later that year. It wasn’t until 1918 that women in Canada won the right to vote on a federal level, (1960 for Indigenous women covered by the Indian Act), but let’s remember that 100 years ago, Manitoba blazed a trail.