Stand up. Lead. Change.
A simple question can sometimes reveal the reality of girls’ and young women’s participation: where and how do we see and support young women’s participation in our communities?
In Canada, Equitas and its partners invite young women to participate in workshops on self-esteem, identity, barriers, and together initiate Action Projects to create spaces for their voices in their communities.
We know that empowering young women and girls can lead to a positive change in their own lives and that of their peers.
What we do
Equitas creates spaces for meaningful dialogue between young women, female role models, civil society organizations, and decision-makers to address the barriers to their participation in community life.
A particular focus is put on building the leadership of :
- newcomer and young refugee women
- young indigenous women
- young women who face socio-economic barriers
- women in care