Welcome to Team 10's!
Stop living in the past and live in the now! Isn't that what every self help book or guru says? This is the decade where likes and shares are as good as money, where we all sit around and spread avocado on toast (so they say), and where every day is a new tweet from a 'certain someone' that makes our skin crawl.
There is progress to celebrate on the gender front - worldwide more girls are accessing their right to education, deaths during childbirth have decreased and we have even seen equal gender representation in our nations cabinet!
We have also had to take a step back and take an honest look in the mirror. Where do we go from here?
- Worldwide, 70% of people living on less than $1/day in extreme poverty are women
- In Canada, Indigenous women, girls, and two spirited people are 3.5 times more likely to experience violence than their non-Indigenous peers
-Transgender women are 49 times more likely to be living with HIV
There is so much more to do! Movements like Idle No More, Black Lives Matter, and #metoo, have put a spotlight on a few of the ongoing injustices facing our world and now we need to build on these movements and push for change.
Join Team 10's for the Global Solidarity Challenge! We are going to be celebrating the amazing progress we've seen on gender over the last 40 years. At the same time, we will be putting some cracks in the ceiling
because baby, you're worth it!