When beginning my research I was able to find a large list of organizations. I organized the foundations and organizations into different categories, including federal level organizations, international organizations and also sorted some by geographical region. I then listed them with a hyperlink and the URL so the websites are easily accessible. I also indicated which sites were actual organizations and which sites were just information about gender equality or women’s rights. This class focused on women in politics, so I made a point to highlight any information that had political content.
To complete my twenty hours I was requested to create a media brief for International Women’s Day. My job was to research key points on why International Women’s Day is relevant today. It involved me making a one pager with five important speaking points. My focus was on young women and why it is important from a young persons point of view.
I was grateful that my volunteer hours could be donated on my own schedule. I was quite concerned about timing coming into this course because I am a full-time student with two part-time jobs. This does not leave me with much flexibility, and the thought of trying to commute somewhere each week to volunteer my time made me a bit anxious. I used the one-hour window provided each week before class to work on my project. This worked well for me because this was time I had already delegated to WS 320.
I hope that the information I have put together will be useful for the SFU community. I encourage students to check out the links I have posted to see how they can get involved in gender equality movements.
Here are the Keyword Searches I used:
Women and politics
Gender equality groups
Women’s political organizations
Women and non-profit
Women and societies
International women’s groups
The link to access the Google document containing information:
By Ashlin Tipper