“You have to fight the big economic structures”: Maude Barlow on 50 years of activism and how civil society can advance women’s economic resilience

Why It Matters

The pandemic exposed deep inequity in Canada and around the world. Civil society must challenge the government power structures and fundamental economic institutions that create barriers to women’s economic independence for everyone to recover from the pandemic.

Full interview: Maude Barlow on 50 years of activism and how civil society can advance women’s economic resilience

Why It Matters

The pandemic exposed deep inequity in Canada and around the world. Civil society must challenge the government power structures and fundamental economic institutions that create barriers to women’s economic independence for everyone to recover from the pandemic.

Will Budget 2022 give us a feminist economic recovery?

Why It Matters

According to the federal government’s gender-based analysis report on the budget, 44 percent of Budget 2022 will benefit women and men in equal proportions. Meanwhile, 42 percent of measures will directly or indirectly benefit men more than women, and 14 percent will directly or indirectly benefit women more than men.

Women’s economic resilience under fire: three under-the-radar ways the pandemic risks reversing Canada’s gender equality progress

Why It Matters

If unaddressed, the pandemic’s compounding effects on women and nonbinary people’s safety, health, and economic independence will force them to play catch-up with Canada’s recovery plans.

Gender equality organizations sometimes work in isolation. Equal Futures Network brings them together.

Why It Matters

Gender equality organizations across Canada (and the world) are often trying to solve the exact same problems: domestic violence, discrimination in the workplace, a lack of child care. Many of the solutions are similar ─ and organizations can learn by sharing them.