Jessica Li | Toronto, Ontario
Jessica is a recent graduate with a passion for social justice, advocacy, and feminism. She holds a degree in political science and a certificate in government relations. With her political and non-profit experience, Jessica splits her time between work and volunteering her communications and marketing skills at We Make Change Canada as co-president, as a FLIK apprentice for female founders and practicing self-care at home.
About the Generation Equality
The Generation Equality Forum held at Mexico (virtually online) featured global speakers that ranged from grass roots activists, farmers, and government officials that discussed how their communities have been affecting change in the Covid-19 climate. There was significant emphasis placed on the importance of cross-collaboration between governments and grassroots organizations to empower and advance community resilience and women empowerment.
From Jessica's Blog 'Gender Equality: The Importance of Women Participation in COVID-19 Recovery'
“Governments and leaders have a responsibility to invest, support, and strengthen the voices of women leaders and activists, who are affecting change in their communities, who are building their communities, and who are leading the way for economic and health recovery. Our goal is to have women and girls at all levels of the decision and policy-making process because policies and laws need to reflect the entire population, of which 50 percent is made of women.”