FACL BC Statement on International Women's Day 2024

8 Mar 2024 12:28 PM | FACL BC (Administrator)

Today, on International Women’s Day, FACL BC celebrates the achievements of women and girls in all of their diversity, here in British Columbia and around the world. We honour those who stand up for gender and racial equality, in big and small ways. We also affirm our commitment to advocating for gender equality and uplifting the voices of Asian women in the legal community.

This year’s International Women’s Day theme, Inspire Inclusion, emphasizes the importance of diversity and empowerment in all aspects of society. The theme highlights the need for everyone to recognize the unique perspectives and contributions of women from all walks of life, including those from marginalized communities. We need to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and create environments where all women are valued and respected. 

FACL BC imagines and is committed to a world, including a legal community, free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. We celebrate the careers of numerous outstanding women lawyers and jurists across Canada. Notably, we celebrate Justice Mary Moreau, the latest addition to the Supreme Court of Canada. Her appointment marks a transformative moment, ushering in an era where women constitute the majority on our highest court.

We encourage you to read our ​​resource list to highlight the voices and work of Asian women in the legal profession: Amplifying Asian Women in Law: A FACL BC International Women’s Day Resource List (2021)

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