As Ugandan schools prepare to unlock their doors, the Simameni project is ready to move forward.
Category: Gender equity
There are few examples of youth-led activism as striking as Greta Thunberg and her student climate strike movement.
According to Statistics Canada, 75% of educators in Canada are women – 89% of these work in the elementary panel and 59% work in the secondary panel. But leadership positions in education, from department heads, to principals, to local and provincial union leadership, do not reflect these demographics. For example, of the 16 unions affiliated […]
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead To the casual observer, or even an experienced one, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are daunting. The 17 Goals and the multitude of targets accompanying them appear overwhelming when […]
Can we finally drop the whole “Glass Ceiling” thing? I have. Instead of gauging women’s economic progress by how much damage some of our sisters cause to the upper limit of the barrier to gender equity (see “Cracks in the Glass Ceiling”), let’s use a metaphor more accurate than one that conjures the image of […]
Back in high school when I ran for a seat on the students’ council, a group of young women showed up at my doorstep one evening to help me with crafting catchy slogans and jazzy campaign posters. I remember thinking “Wow!” because I had not even asked for their help! Their unexpected support boosted my […]