Follow live Thursday: Women's Forum on the future of the women's movement

In just a few days, the Women’s Forum des femmes will launch a renewed conversation about the state of women’s equality in Canada and how to move it forward. You can join this conversation.  This is a non-partisan event initiated by NDP Status of Women Critic, Niki Ashton, in recognition that the women's community is facing challenging times. Who should participate? Women, activists, organizations - anyone concerned about developments over the past decade in the collective fight for women's rights & equality in Canada.

If you cannot join in person in Ottawa on October 18th, follow and join in the conversation live on Twitter, and on Cover It Live below.  The conference will also be live-blogged in French here.



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