Launched today with a press conference in Ottawa, Up for Debate: The Alliance for Women’s Rights is a network of over 100 women’s organizations and allies from across Canada who have come together to raise awareness about women’s rights in the lead up to the next federal election (scheduled for October 2015).
The leaders of the federal political parties are asked to commit to a federal leaders’ debate on issues identified by women. Individuals are invited to sign up to indicate their support for such a debate.
In addition to the call for a debate, the campaign is intended to spark conversations on how to best approach issues of interest to women and how these might best be incorporated in federal policy.
The Up For Debate campaign is on Twitter at @UpForDebate2015 and on Facebook.