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Women-Friendly Policies: Self-Identified Women and Platform Issues

women-friendly policies: The Hot Pink Paper was prepared by Women Transforming Cities, together with self-identified women and girls, and community allies, according to Rabble. Candidates have an option to opt in by filling out the commitment form. The Hot Pink Paper, first introduced during the 2014 Vancouver election campaign, seeks to encourage municipal candidates to commit to women-friendly policies, and ensuring all platform issues to reflect a women-friendly and intersectional lens. Members of the public can view the Hot Pink Paper online and better acquaint themselves with how issues of housing, health care, child care, the environment -- and many more -- impact self-identified women specifically, with special attention to Indigenous and immigrant women, and all women facing marginalization. Members of Women Transforming Cities, including longtime activist and former city councillor, Ellen Woodsworth, took turns speaking on issues of the environment, immigrant women, youth, and Indigenous women and girls. Despite the grey drizzle that morning, the 2018 Hot Pink Paper launch attracted the likes of candidates from COPE Vancouver, Vision Vancouver, One City, The Green Party, Coalition Vancouver, as well as independent mayoral candidate Shauna Sylvester. ( As reported in the news.