About this website
How is gender equality in Yukon changing?
For 30 years, the Government of Yukon Women’s Directorate has provided research, policy advice, funding, and public education with the goal of advancing equality in the Yukon Territory. Part of our work is to provide data to government, women’s groups, and Yukoners to help develop policies and programs that take into account gender differences and effects on men and women. We also recognize that gender equality is important for trans, two-spirited, non-binary identified people, and other genders.
Every now and again it’s important to take stock, look at where we’ve been, and be clear about how things are now. We also need to think hard about where we might go: where we need to change and grow and get better. This site is designed to help us do that by providing a wide variety of information, measures, and equality indicators on Yukon women and men. (For more information on what an equality indicator is, click here.)
What will you find here?
This site is an interactive resource that provides data on women’s equality in Yukon. It highlights equality indicators, successes, and areas for future action. It includes statistics, a timeline, and sound stories from Yukon people who've been involved in equality work over the past 30 years.
It is not intended to be a report card on the status of women’s equality or a complete measure of how far women, or particular groups of women, have come.
The site is an update to previously published profiles on Yukon women and men (including the Women’s Directorate’s Counting Us In, 1999). We hope this site will help with three things:
- Provide a resource for policy and research to increase use of gender-disaggregated data (that is, data sorted by gender). The data can help with analysis and evidence-based decision making on issues of legal, social, and economic equality for all Yukoners.
- Create a profile of available gender-disaggregated data and prompt further research and discussion.
- Offer an opportunity to celebrate achievements in women’s equality over the last 30 years and inspire future work.