Women have struggled for years to gain equality and respect! International Women’s Day is a means of raising that issue as a call to action for Gender Parity! A global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
The Government of Canada makes a major statement today in support by introducing a New Ten Dollar with an image of Viola Desmond (above), who is one of our country’s most famous civil rights pioneers. Some call her Canada’s Rosa Parks the American civil rights hero and one of very few women celebrated on the face of our currency.Watch and learn more about this courageous Canadian Woman who made a difference today , International Women’s Day!