Women and the Economic Crisis

Wednesday, December 14 2011

Statement

Government actions should never increase economic or social inequality, especially during an economic crisis. The economic recovery plans currently on the table fail to offer solutions that address the needs of women and diverse groups of women. Women's and men's realities are significantly different.

To attain true equality, we need to take these differences into account. We urge our federal and provincial governments to conduct gender-inclusive analysis of government policies and budgets. It is essential to evaluate the repercussions of existing or proposed policies, laws, budgets and programs on women and men, and diverse groups of women and men.

There is more than one way to revitalize the economy. We are calling for initiatives that do not add to the existing inequalities between men and women.

In this perspective, we ask our governments:

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