This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is Inspire Inclusion. We have a lot of work to do. I want more women to aspire for leadership positions and to run for elected office. I want more women at leadership tables. My recent statement during Brampton’s Committee of Council is provided. Thank you to the women who reached out to me, and the allies who provided words of support.
Municipal has World announced Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor for Wards 1 and 5 in the City of Brampton, as the 2023 honouree of Municipal World’s Women of Influence in Local Government Award.
The City of Brampton and Peel Region has declared gender-based violence and intimate partner violence an epidemic. In a motion brought forward by Councillor Navjit Kaur Brar and Councillor Rowena Santos at Brampton Committee of Council on June 21, council unanimously agreed that the problem is an epidemic and must be addressed with increased supports by all levels of government.
International Women’s Day is March 8, 2023. Join us at Brampton City Hall to Celebrate. The theme this year is #EmbraceEquity. Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated.