International Women's Day

International Women's Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day — a day to recognize women’s achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality.

International Women's Day poster

International Women's Day Poster

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This poster is in a colourful pop-art style with a bright yellow polka-dot background. The top of this poster reads “International Women’s Day 2017” in purple text. It features the images of several characters of various skin tones, including a young woman in a hijab holding a basketball and a man in a business suit feeding a baby with a bottle. In the foreground is a woman with a speech bubble that reads “#EqualityMatters”. At the bottom of the poster in a purple bar, the departmental identifier, Canada 150 logo and Canada Wordmark appear in white text.

Mythbusters“International Women's Day”, with text “Women in science? Yes please!”

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This year's theme

Learn why Equality Matters is this year’s theme for International Women’s Day.

Gender Equality

Learn more about the quest for gender equality in Canada.

What is International Women's Day

Read about why International Women’s Day is observed in Canada and around the world.

Past themes

Explore Canada’s past themes for International Women’s Day.

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How to celebrate

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Canada 150

2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation — a chance to take stock of the progress we’ve made as a country and recommit ourselves to achieving our shared goals like gender equality. Canada 150 logo

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