Dancing with the Octopus
Why Dancing with the Octopus?
Recent research shows that 1 out of every 2 human beings is a woman! In a perfect world, 1 out of every 2 politicians would be a woman too. The UN calculates that a little less will do - that a critical mass is achieved once the level of representation reaches 1 in 3. Most nations fall deplorably short of that target.
Here in Canada we???re at 1 in 4, which puts us tied with Australia at 39th in the world, just behind Mexico, Iraq and Sudan???
Dancing with an Octopus is a passionate, entertaining, 8-tentacled, media project that takes a non-partisan look at the how's and why's of getting more women into politics in Canada and abroad. It asks: What needs to change, how do we change it? AND why on earth are women still struggling to take their rightful equal place in Canada???s federal government, to have their voices heard?
Posted June 5, 2012 at 9:58 AM