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EQUAL VOICE TAKES NEXT STEP TO EMPOWER YOUNG WOMEN WITH LAUNCH OF NEW INTERACTIVE WEBSITE: EQUAL VOICE YOUTH

Oct 08, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


OTTAWA
– With today’s launch of their new website, Equal Voice Youth: www.equalvoice.ca/youth, young women in Canada now have more of the tools they need to strengthen their participation in seeking elected office to all levels of government. 

“It is our hope that this website will act as a catalyst to deepen the engagement of student chapters within Equal Voice all around the country,” said Michal Harewood, Equal Voice’s National Youth Chair, on the day of the launch.  

With social media built into the fabric of the site, it’s easier than ever before to network, meet new people, and learn more about the issues Equal Voice is engaging on a day to day basis.  This includes an embedded Equal Voice Twitter feed, Flickr stream, and links to the Equal Voice Youth category on Equal Voice’s new weekly blog: Canadian Women in Politics. 

The website includes a number of rich resources designed to empower young women and further engage them in the political process, including: a dynamic events calendar accessible to all of EVY’s student chapters, an interactive campus club map, links to relevant resources, online reference materials, a repository of useful links, and tools to start a chapter.

“We hope this website will provide students, educators, and community activists, with access to an array of resources that will increase political awareness in Canada, and ultimately encourage more young women to get involved in politics,” said Giovanna Mingarelli, Equal Voice’s Program Manager for Communications. 

Ultimately, the goals of the new website align with the national goals of Equal Voice,  including: 

  • Increasing political awareness among young Canadians;

  • Encouraging and facilitating young women’s participation in politics and public policy-making at all levels of government; and 

  • Encouraging, mentoring and coaching young women interested in seeking political office.

About Equal Voice: Established in 2001, Equal Voice is an organization dedicated to promoting the election of more women to political office in Canada.

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For more information, please contact:

Giovanna Mingarelli 
Program Manager, Communications
Equal Voice: Electing Women in Canada
Email: gmingarelli@equalvoice.ca
613-523-5315 ext. 306

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Thanks also to the Government of Canada (Status of Women & Canadian Heritage) for their financial support.