“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.”
― Albert Einstein
Hundreds of women from different locals attended the third Annual International Women’s Day Brunch on Sunday, Mar. 9.
The Canadian Labour Congress- Ontario Region, Women’s Committee of Brampton Mississauga and District Labour Council hosted a well- attended event to celebrate milestones that symbolizes the significance of International Women’s Day.
Members of CUPE Local 831 and Local 1483 attended the event to show their support towards different women to advance equality. Leo Dias, member of Local 1483 said that every year he supports his sisters in their continuous fight against inequality.
“International Women’s Day means raising awareness on inequalities that are out there globally and locally,” said Dias. “Even in the western culture, there is still a lot of inequality in our society in terms of pay equity and women’s right and I fully support their fight against those issues.”
To this very day, women continue to be underrepresented in various workplaces. As a result, they find different opportunities to gather together to continue to make a difference — to fight for what they believe in and get the equality they all deserve.
International Women’s Day is a day to empower women. It exists to inspire change, challenge inequality and celebrate the different achievements women they have received over the past years.
CUPE Locals and its members support all women in knowing their rights and standing up for them to put an end to gender inequality and to create greater opportunities for Canadian women of all ages to achieve success in the future years to come.