‘There are particular moments that come in our lives that give us the opportunity to be the best part of ourselves—and such a moment will soon be upon us,' says Lopa Banerjee.
Independent Senators Marilou McPhedran, left, Mary Coyle, second from right, and Wanda Thomas Bernard, right, pose with South African High Commissioner Sibongiseni Dlamini-Mntambo, centre left, and UN Women director of civil society division Lopa Banerjee, centre. The women all spoke during a Nov. 27 reception after the launch of a new UN campaign against gender-based violence. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
The next two years are an important “roadmap” for the international community fighting for gender equality ahead of a “landmark year” in 2020, says a United Nations Women director.
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Just over $48.5-million was added to the Privy Council Office’s budget for 'communications and marketing (COVID-19)' in the most recent round of supplementary estimates, which were passed by Parliament on June 17.
The PMO declined to provide a specific breakdown of self-identified Black staffers among cabinet offices when asked, but says it plans to circulate further voluntary surveys to better understand its staff ‘later this sum