Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women's Association

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Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women's Association
Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women's Association logo.jpg
AbbreviationCUUWA
FormationMay 2011
TypeWomen's Rights religious organization
PurposeUnitarian Universalist women's organization offering training, communication, celebration and many resources.[1]
Location
  • Canada
Key people
CUUWA Council[2]
AffiliationsCanadian Unitarian Council
Websitehttp://www.cuuwa.org/

Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women's Association (CUUWA) (established in May 2011) is a Canadian Unitarian Universalist women's rights organization that is an associate member of the Canadian Unitarian Council.[3] The association wants to raise awareness for women and close the gender gap. For example, research has shown that in businesses, women have less than one-fifth of a chance to get promoted and move up the company.[4]

History[edit]

Before the official Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women's Association was established, it was originally called the Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation that wanted to raise awareness for women's education, human rights, and equality of income.[5] In doing so, they got participants from Prairie Women's Gathering and the Vancouver Island Women's retreat which finally got them a pre-conference workshop in Victoria. At this meeting, many women were attracted to this organization and many of Canadian women were there. From there, they changed the name to Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women's Association and is officially the first national women movement in Canada.[6]

Mission[edit]

The Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women's Association main mission is to raise awareness of women history.[7] In the past years, women weren't acknowledged for their works that they contributed to society. The Association aims to change the attitudes society placed on women[8] and inform our society of the issues that women have dealt with on a national and international level.[9] Women have always faced a gender wage gap from men and deserves to get paid equally for their contributions.[10] In addition, the Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women's Association wants to circulate educational learning materials that highlight their work to prove to others of their contributions.[11] Women deserve to be equal to any other human being and deserve more recognition.

Objectives[edit]

The women's movement hopes to have access to the women members in the congregation of their contributions, roles, and responsibilities that are affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist in Canada.[12] In addition, the movement hopes to achieve other women individuals to step up and join this organization. The Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women's Association are hosting annual meetings located in Host City or the Canadian Unitarian Council Annual Conference and hopes others will come out to support it.[13]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome". www.cuuwa.org. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "Council members". www.cuuwa.org. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  3. ^ "About us". www.cuuwa.org. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  4. ^ Kay, Alison. "Back To The Future To Speed Up Gender Parity?". Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  5. ^ "History". Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  6. ^ "History". Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  7. ^ "By-Laws". Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  8. ^ Benner, Louise. "Women in the 1920s in North Carolina". Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  9. ^ "By-Laws". Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  10. ^ "The Facts About Women and Poverty". Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  11. ^ "By-Laws". Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  12. ^ "By-Laws". Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Events". Retrieved 4 October 2017.

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