Women make pitch for gender equality strategy

SURREY – Young Women Civic Leaders (YWCL) made a pitch to the dominantly female Surrey city council Monday night.


YWCL, a two-year project that promotes political engagement for females aged 15 to 25, is a program that services several municipalities in the region and Surrey is among them.


On Monday, the YWCL speakers asked the city to create a women’s advisory committee, and to develop a gender equality strategy in the City of Surrey.


They told council young women are interested in politics but feel disconnected from formal processes.


See a story on the initiative at thenownewspaper.com.