Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

March 06, 2008 14:31 ET

Media Advisory/Department of National Defence: International Women's Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 6, 2008) - In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution calling on member states to proclaim a day for women's rights and international peace. Every year since 1977, Canadians have marked International Women's Day by celebrating progress toward women's full participation, reflecting on the challenges and barriers that remain, and considering future steps to achieving equality for all women, in all aspects of their lives. International Women's Day provides an opportunity to celebrate the collective power of women - past, present and future. For National Defence, it is also a time to reflect upon the progress we have made to advance women's equality in our workforce and to note some of the challenges that remain.

This year's theme in National Defence is 'Opportunity and Choice - A Culture in Evolution'

See below the details of the day.

Date: 7 March 08
Time: 1000 to 1130 hrs
Place: NDHQ Building, 101 Colonel By Drive

0900 h Kiosks Open
1000 h Opening Remarks
1000-1130 h Guest Speakers / Musical Entertainment
1330 h Kiosks Close

Guest Speakers :

Ms Cynthia Binnington
Assistant Deputy Minister (Human Resources)

Lieutenant Commander Josee Kurtz
Executive Officer - HMCS VILLE DE QUEBEC

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Jocelyne Ross
Military Police, Regimental Sergeant-Major, Edmonton, Alberta

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