Resources to dive into Intersectional Feminist realities. AND Actions you can take.
Reflect, learn, appreciate, and listen to truths that have been shared for decades and acknowledge the contribution of Intersectional Feminists have made to organizations and communities.
Educate yourself on Intersectional Feminist, and how to promote diversity, equity and inclusion at work and beyond. Let’s stand up with and for Intersectional Feminists and their initiatives.
Gain insight with the YouMeWe Conscious-Contribution Panel Series: candid conversation to promote diversity, equity and inclusion at work and beyond. YouMeWe hosted a panel with these three activists, business and community leaders. Their candid perspective will challenge and inspire you to make your contributions count. To purchase the recording visit: https://youmewe.ca/diversity-equity-inclusion-series/
Steps you can take to make your contribution count:
➡️Women’s Entrepreneurs in Canada check – https://wekh.ca/– it’s full of great info.
WEKH is a part of the Government of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy that aims to increase women entrepreneurs’ access to financing, talent, networks and expertise. It is estimated that closing the gender gap in entrepreneurship in Canada could add $41-$81 billion to Canada’s GDP
➡️A Feminist Economic Recovery Plan for Canada: Making the Economy Work for Everyone Released by Institute for Gender and the Economy at Rotman in partnership with YWCA Canada—the first national feminist economic recovery plan for COVID-19.
➡️ An excellent list of resources put together by Gender and the Economy, at Rotaman called: Primer on the gendered impacts of COVID-19.
Key areas of focus
- Women are more likely than men to be frontline workers.
- Women, particularly racialized women, are more likely to do high-contact, unprotected, and economically insecure work.
- Women’s domestic and caregiving burdens have increased.
- Gender, race and other social identities shape the risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19.
- Vulnerability to domestic abuse and gender-based violence increases.
- Access to sexual and reproductive healthcare is curtailed.
- Indigenous, racialized, low-income, LGBTQ+ and other marginalized groups are more affected.
- Policy considerations
- Further reading
Solidarity commitment statement
A great way to determine if your commitments shift past performative gestures—beyond words of empathy and flag-lowering—is to input your obligations into this template.
As a ___ this week I can work in solidarity with ___ by ______________.
As a ___ this month I can work in solidarity with ___ by ______________.
As a ___ in the future, I can work in solidarity with ___ by ____________.
Here’s an example: As a person who has white privilege, this week I can work in solidarity with diverse women by asking if they want to take on new opportunities.
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