I know what I want in my life. I am lucky to work on my own dreams and not someone else’s. I love what I do. I am so fortunate to live where I can (and have) go to school, work, dream and build the life of my choosing. We all have this opportunity living in Canada. We are referred to as the “Canadian Dream”, surpassing the US in education, home ownership, longevity and better health outcomes at half the price.
130 million women around the world are uneducated. They do not have the same choices. Being a global citizen comes with the responsibility of caring for all the people, not just some. An educated women is 6x more likely not to become a child bride. It seems like a simple solution to me… give education.
Tomorrow, March 08, 2017, is international women’s day. I stand beside my ONE colleagues to be a voice for women to have access to education.