Sunday, March 9

Toronto - The rising of the women is the rising of us all

"It was an incredible march in the snow."........About 1,000 protesters march for women's equality along Bloor St. W. in Toronto March 8, 2008, in what is believed to be the largest annual event of its kind in North America.


Women and men march in Montreal to bring attention to International Women's Day, Saturday.

In Halifax, a crowd of a couple hundred rallied near city hall before marching through the streets with some people chanting, "Women's rights are under attack."

A cry for women's equality sounded through the streets of downtown Charlottetown Wednesday as nearly 100 people marked International Women's Day with a march.
"Women still are not making as much as men, they're not advancing into positions of management and power," said Heidi Rankin of the P.E.I. Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

And in Ottawa, the local chapter of Equal Voice - a non-partisan group devoted to increasing the number of women in politics hosted a speech by Ellen Bravo, author of "Taking on the Big Boys: Or Why Feminism is Good for Families, Business and the Nation."

In Vancouver, a rally took place in a park in the Downtown Eastside, notorious for its drug use and prostitution, and rarely for the strong sense of community found within it.
About 50 people gathered for the International Women's Day protest, most of them from social groups in the area.

CBC video

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