Gender equality is a human right, but our world faces a persistent gap in access to opportunities and decision-making power for women and men.
Globally, women have fewer opportunities for economic participation than men, less access to basic and higher education, greater health and safety risks, and less political representation.
The gorgeous Roxanne Bilski, who'll be competing for the crown of Miss World Canada 2018 later this year, has launched a platform called Project Equity. The mission of this platform is to shift the conversation around women’s rights and gender equity from why to how. Their focus is to provide visibility into the various issues that women continue to face day-to-day, with focus on topics such as workplace dynamics, sexual harassment and violence against women, and the underrepresentation of women in certain fields (i.e. Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Politics, and the underrepresentation of women at senior levels) - "Together, we hope to educate and empower women and men through workshops, debates, and involvement in the community" - she explained.
If she wins the crown Roxanne will have the opportunity to represent Canada in Miss World in Sanya, China on December 8, 2018. The canadian beauty queen hopes to inspire and influence those who look up to her with her words, actions, positivity, kindness, and hard work. "It is very important to have strong female role models. I hope to be a role model to young girls and women in my community and in my country, and promote body positivity, self-love, confidence, and inspire women to pursue their personal and professional goals, and to empower one another along the way."
Let's know a little more about Roxanne's story through this interview!