Clarington honours the women who “inspire us, lead us” in celebrating International Women’s Day

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Published March 8, 2024 at 11:52 am

Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster celebrated International Women’s Day by honouring the women who “inspire us, lead us, and make a difference” in the community.

“As we celebrate International Women’s Day, I want to recognize the achievements and contributions of women in Clarington and around the world. Clarington is proud to support women’s empowerment and leadership in all sectors of life. We continue working to create a culture of respect and inclusion where everyone can thrive regardless of their gender identity or expression,” the Mayor said.

Foster admitted there are many gendered challenges and barriers that women still face. “We cannot celebrate International Women’s Day without also highlighting the need for greater progress on economic and social gender quality.”

He also promised a “commitment” to addressing gender-based violence.

Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster

“Words are not enough, and Clarington is taking action to support victims of intimate partner violence in our community. I’m very proud that we are launching these initiatives, which could save lives,” he said. “This day reminds us that we all have a role to play in creating a more equitable and inclusive community. Together, we can create a better future for everyone.”

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