Cathy Rose, Chairperson of the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women, shares a message for International Women’s Day and this year’s theme, “Break the Bias.”

Hello! I’m Cathy Rose, Chair of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

International Women’s Day, March 8th, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

The theme of IWD this year is “Break the Bias.”

Will you help to break the bias?

Imagine a gender equal world.

A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.

A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

A world where difference is valued and celebrated.

We can break the bias in our communities.

We can break the bias in our workplaces.

We can break the bias in our schools, colleges, and universities.

The IWD organizing committee invites you to join us in an online series of podcasts highlighting four pairs of exceptional women and gender diverse people who will share their experiences and perspectives of “breaking the bias” in PEI. Each podcast will feature a conversation between two members of the community who through their actions, analysis, lived experience, and intersecting identities inspire us.

Some of the topics for discussion will include trans experiences, Black Island history, perspectives on Indigenous women and reconciliation, women as caregivers, art, activism, and justice for survivors.

Today we join women and gender diverse people worldwide in calling for gender equality and justice for all!

Together we can break the bias – on International Women’s Day and beyond.

The podcast series will be accessible on the PEI Status of Women Facebook page: or wherever you get your podcasts.

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