One year of a global pandemic: Where are we now?
As we marked the first anniversary of COVID-19 being declared a global pandemic on March 11, vaccines are being deployed around the world, including through COVAX, a global vaccine sharing initiative. In total, 15.6 million COVAX doses have shipped to 26 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), with many more on the way. The mission to #EndCOVID19Everywhere continues! Here are seven key things you should know about COVAX!
A snapshot of International Women’s Day 2021
This International Women’s Day (IWD), we took a (virtual) trip from Canada to Ecuador as two women leaders shared a day in the lives of two women leaders on the frontlines of the pandemic. Hear from Tori Ford, Founder and CEO of Medical Herstory, and Daniela Meneses, a medical doctor living in Ecuador!
CanWaCH also marked IWD with an appearance by CanWaCH CEO Julia Anderson on the latest episode of the ‘Women Don’t Do That’ podcast. Tune in for insightful perspectives on navigating your career, parenting and the pandemic as a woman, and how we can achieve recovery for women both at home and abroad!
Join us at CSW65! Movements for Change: Pathways to Achieving Gender Equality
Call it a movement, campaign, or simply making change – no matter what you label it, a wide range of tools are used to engage local communities around the world in gender equality work. Join us on March 23rd to discuss best practices and lessons learned from the Canadian movement. Register today!
Celebrate the 65th Commission on the Status of Women with the Canadian Delegation!
To mark the 65th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), we asked the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality, the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, and members of the Canadian Delegation to share what feminism and feminist leadership means to them.
Share what feminist leadership means to you with this Tweet:
This #CSW65, I’m celebrating Canada’s work to advance gender equality with @CanWaCH. To me, feminist leadership is… [your answer].
Presentation – COVID-19 Dialogue and Solutions Groups
On March 19, learn how Global Affairs Canada’s COVID-19 Dialogue and Solutions Groups have helped Canadian partners implement projects and contribute to Canada’s response to COVID-19. Register here
Call for Nominations: CanWaCH’s Public Engagement Working Group and Stakeholder Engagement and Policy Working Group
Join CanWaCH’s Public Engagement Working Group (PEWG) to help build awareness of Canadian leadership in global health and gender equality! Submit your nomination by 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, April 16, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Murray, Senior Public Engagement Officer. We are also recruiting two youth delegates (18-24 years old) to participate on the PEWG! These delegates will provide valuable insights and feedback for how CanWaCH and its members can better engage Canadian youth in our work. Submit your application by 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, April 16, 2021.
CanWaCH’s Stakeholder Engagement and Policy Working Group (SEPWG) has also launched its call for nominations. SEPWG members inform and advise Canadian stakeholders about global health and gender equality! Submit your nomination by 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, April 16, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Erin Gilchrist, Senior Stakeholder Advisor.
Building on the findings and recommendations of our 100 days of a Pandemic, we held a webinar on the one year anniversary of the WHO declaration of the pandemic on how Canadian organizations have adapted, and continue to adapt, monitoring, evaluation, and research practices in a virtual context. Listen to the recording here.
Easing the burden of survival (Cameroon), Cuso International
Community health volunteer goes door-to-door in support of adolescent girls’ nutrition, Nutrition International
The Future is Female: Monenus and Vanessa’s just recovery for everyone, Canadian Feed the Children
Empowering women as leaders in global eye health, Operation Eyesight
1 Year into the COVID-19 pandemic: African-led solutions, Amref Health Africa
#IAMACROSSROADER Campaign, Crossroads International
Nearly 1 In 3 Women Experience Violence: Landmark Report From WHO, NPR Breaking the glass ceiling: empowering girls to become tomorrow’s leaders, Plan Canada Breaking down barriers (Honduras), Cuso International
Nutrition International accelerates large-scale food fortification in Pakistan, Nutrition International
March 20, International Francophonie Day
March 22, World Water Day
March 22, Reclaiming Power and Place Stories
April 7, World Health Day
Head of Programs, Africa, Cuso International
Administrative Assistant, Aga Khan Foundation Canada
Senior Development Officer, Partners in Health
Project Finance Officer, Cuso International
Survey: COVID-19 and Women’s Health: Developing Policies to Catalyze Well-being
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March 18, 2021
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