When many people think of International Day of the Girl, they think of developing nations.
But our President + CEO, Genesa Greening knows there is still work to be done here.
In fact, BC had the second highest poverty rate in Canada, despite being one of Canada’s wealthiest provinces.
That’s why she sat down with CTV’s Kerri Adams to discuss the main issues affecting young girls in 2018, and how we can advocate for change.
Did you know:
- Nearly 1 in 7 people in Canada live in poverty, 59% of which are women.
- 21% of single mothers in Canada are living in poverty
- Women also make up the majority of Canada’s minimum wage workers who, on average, earn $12.22/hr.
- 33% of working Canadian women earn less than $15/hr.
- Two thirds of part time workers in Canada are women.
- In 2017, BC had the second highest poverty rate (13.2 %) in Canada, despite being one of Canada’s wealthiest provinces.
Read more about how Genesa and our team of #womenshealthwarriors are working tirelessly to change the tide on women’s health.