For young women in Canada and around the world, the pandemic has affected the environment in which they learn and grow – impacting everything from their education to potential career opportunities. The next generation is set to inherit a world deeply fractured from the setbacks of COVID-19.
This October, CanWaCH was pleased to welcome Felicia Gisondi as she stepped into Julia Anderson’s role as CEO at CanWaCH as a part of Plan International Canada’s Girls Belong Here program.
To adapt to our current reality, this year’s Girls Belong program was held virtually. This provided even more space for girl ambassadors to share their voices, stories, ideas and solutions with leaders and organizations during this critical time.
We realize that a return to normal isn’t good enough. The pandemic provides an opportunity to build back a better world – one where every woman and girl is seen, heard and valued equally.
The CanWaCH team commits to…
At CanWaCH, we are continually inspired by the leadership of girls and young women like Felicia, which is why we must #StopTheSetback and continue fighting for gender equality around the world.