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March 8th, 2023

NDP statement on International Women’s Day 2023

Canada’s NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh issued the following statement:

“International Women’s Day celebrates the amazing contributions of women, girls, trans women, two-spirit and non-binary people in building a better, fairer, more equitable and just society.

On this day we also reassert our commitment to tear down the barriers and systemic discrimination these women and non-binary people still face in 2023. This includes ensuring reproductive rights are protected. We cannot rest until all barriers are lifted—for good.

Our work for gender equity and a safer society should not end until every person, no matter their gender identity and gender expression, is free of violence and harassment on the streets, in the workplace, online, and in their own homes. This includes fighting against the poisonous spread of misogyny and transphobia.

We must also do more to ensure survivors of gender-based violence receive all the help and resources they need to rebuild their lives and thrive.

Additionally, we must put an end to the ongoing genocide against Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people. Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people are waiting for justice and we must take action. We will not rest until all 231 Calls for Justice identified by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls are implemented.

Decades of marching, resisting and persisting for justice, equal rights and empowerment cannot be forgotten. They must be carved in our memory and drive us to continue to lift up women, girls, trans women, two-spirit and non-binary people in our communities.

New Democrats will always stand by you in the fight for equity.”