West Coast LEAFs next Gender Equality Report card will assess BC’s progress in advancing gender equality from January 2021 to December 2022 and will focus on two key areas: economic security and access to health care.

As we were finalizing our 2020 Gender Equality Report Card, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. We saw that discussions of government responses excluded the very communities that are bearing the brunt of this public health emergency. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that racialized women and people of marginalized genders face distinct, disproportionate threats to safety, health, and economic security, while simultaneously leading frontline health, service, and caregiving responses.

The Report Card is a key avenue for the work necessary to bring about a more equal and just world: those closest to the harms have the solutions. The upcoming Report Card will put those voices at the centre of law, policy, and program development for gender equality.

The project will produce advocacy and monitoring tools to hold the BC government accountable for respecting the human rights of women and/or people who are marginalized based on their gender identity or expression. We will be sharing key human rights and gender justice issues in the province, the actions that have been taken by the provincial government, and the areas where action is overdue.

The upcoming Report Card will centre the firsthand knowledge generously shared by members of four community organizations. It will also be strengthened by reflections and feedback from community reviewers. Be sure to check back here soon for more information about our partners.

Thank you to our funders and volunteers!

We are grateful to Women and Gender Equality Canada and Health Sciences Association of BC for supporting this work.



The Report Card project is also made possible by the support of practicum student María- Fernanda Juárez-Hernández, and project volunteers.

Read our past Gender Equality Report Cards

2019-2020 Gender Equality Report Card. Published in May 2020, the BC Gender Equality Report Card 2019/2020 weaves in firsthand knowledge generously shared by members of three community organizations: PACE SocietyUrban Native Youth Association, and the Coalition Against Trans Antagonism.

COVID-19 Gender Equality Report Card
. On December 10th, 2020 (Human Rights Day), West Coast LEAF published a special edition of the Report Card evaluating BC’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our three community partners once again shared their insights to guide our research and analysis for the COVID-19 BC Gender Equality Report Card.

Contact the project team

For inquiries about the upcoming Report Card, please contact Humera Jabir (she/her/hers), Staff Lawyer, at hjabir@westcoastleaf.org.