Clifford Skarstedt The Peterborough Examiner May 31, 2019
Rosemary Ganley models her handmaid's robe at her home on Friday May 31 in Peterborough. Ganley is attending "Women Deliver" 2019 in Vancouver June 3-6, the world's largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women. CLIFFORD SKARSTEDT/PETERBOROUGH EXAMINER
When activist, teacher and writer Rosemary Ganley learned she was heading to the Women Deliverconference in Vancouver next week, she decided to add a visual statement to her traveling wardrobe and had a handmaid's uniform made.
Women have begun wearing the robes and bonnets, taken from the hit television series "The Handmaid's Tale," based on Margaret Atwood's novel, to highlight the struggles women still face in a male-dominated society.
The conference, which runs June 3-6, will also include speakers like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Sahle-Work Zewde, Tina Tchen, Julie Gichuru and Ziaudden Yousafzai.