As women, we’ve sure come a long way, baby, but we’re not wearing rose coloured glasses—at least not all the time, anyway. Yep, we’ve still got some work to do when it comes to women’s rights. So this year, in honour of this year’s International Women’s Day, we’re talking all about our journey—how far we’ve come, where we are now, and just where we’re headed. That’s why we’re excited to announce the MATCH Fund’s Protest Quiz and campaign in honour of IWD 2017.

You ready to hop on board with us? Of course you are, and here’s why:

  • By 2017, women’s rights should be human rights, and that’s why this year’s International Women’s Day will be the biggest, boldest, most brazen one yet. It’s true that men and women across the globe and still fighting a lot of the same issues we’ve been fighting for decades, but now, we’re more vocal, united and louder than ever before.
  • It’s up to us to join the global fight for gender equality. If not us, who, right?
  • International Women’s Day is our call to rally together to bring an end to issues which continue to persist, such as rape, domestic violence, the gender pay gap, the fight over women’s bodies/reproduction, and sex discrimination—so let’s answer it.

How do we do we fight for what we deserve as women? We start by getting educated.

It's International Women's Day: How Far Have We Come?The MATCH Fund has developed a quiz challenging Canadians to identify women’s marches of the past and present as a startling reminder that women are still protesting a lot of the same issues as we were decades ago, with a call-to-action to keep fighting.


In case you think you know enough about the hard issues that still face women around the world, you may want to think again. Test your knowledge of women’s marches and protests by taking this quiz and see for yourself just how far we’ve come and how far we still need to go.


So, how did you do?

The MATCH International Women’s Fund supports home-grown solutions to issues affecting women, girls and trans people around the world by sharing their stories as they dismantle barriers, challenge perceptions, and tackle some of the world’s biggest problems. Learn more at



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