The last two years my International Women’s Days have been very exciting! Last year I was in New York for the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women’s Meeting and this year I am in Ottawa for the launch of Equal Voice’s Experiences project which will happen tomorrow with none other than the Governor General and women MPs from across the country. This is a VERY exciting day for women in politics!

Even though you might not be able to be there, you can still join in on the celebration/discussions.

About the launch on March 3rd:

As Canada prepares for International Women’s Day, the Governor General of Canada wants to hear from you. Participate in the online forum by telling Canadians: What should be done to encourage more young women to be involved in democratic life?

For more information, to share your thoughts and to watch the live webcast on March 3, 2009 between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., visit http://www.citizenvoices.gg.ca/en/themes/youth_dialogues This online forum is organized in conjunction with Status of Women Canada and Equal Voice.

About Equal Voice’s Experiences Project:

Equal Voice is please to announce that it is launching a national mentorship program aimed at advancing the participation of young girls and women in political life. With funding from Status of Women Canada over 38 months, the Experiences project will work in partnership with other organizations to increase democratic participation among girls and young women

– Introducing girls aged 12-18 and young women aged 18-25 to positive role models and mentors.

– nurturing their political literacy and inspiring them to become political leaders in the future.

(Sounds to me like a GREAT project!)