Gender equality is still far from being realized. In terms of economic parity, the World Economic Forum ranked women and girls in Canada 30 out of 153 countries this year. Now, COVID-19 is amplifying the fact that women are over-represented in precarious and low-wage work, are still the family's unpaid primary caregivers, and are susceptible to domestic violence.
In this webinar, a panel of extraordinary female researchers, organizers and advocates explored Basic Income as an important strategy in gender equity actions.
Take Your Learning Further:
Explore reading on Basic Income in Canada:
- Introductory Reading on Basic Income
- Ontario Basic Income Network: Take Action
- Basic Income Canada Network: Local Networks
- Basic Income - Some Policy Options For Canada
- Southern Ontario’s Basic Income Experience Report
Explore reading on Basic Income and Women:
- What Could the Basic Income Guarantee do for Women's Rights?
- Oxfam's Survey on Women and Increased Unpaid Care Work
- A Feminist Approach to Ending Poverty After COVID-19
- Basic Income and Gender Equality by Sheila Regehr
- Access to a Basic Income: Exploring a Matricentric Feminist Approach to Poverty Alleviation for Mothers in Ontario