Norma Walmsley,

From Manitoba.

In the Canadian Forces at a young age, in fact once women were allowed to join she was the tenth women to join. When the war was over and she was no longer needed in the Air Force she went back to school.

At McGill in Montreal she got her BA, MA, and PHD.

She taught at Brandon University as well as Ottawa University in International Relations.

She won the order of Canada for starting an organization called Match.

MATCH International Centre!

For every dollar raised, one dollar was put in by the Fed’s

Why match….
70% of the 1.3 billion people living in poverty around the world are women. (1)

Women do about 66% of the world's work in return for less than 5% of its income. (2)

2/3 of the children denied primary education is girls while 75% of the 876 million illiterate adults in the world are women. (3)

Women log 2/3 of the world's working hours and produce half of the world's food, yet earn only 10% of the world's income and own less than 1% of the world's property. (4)

90% of casualties of armed conflicts since 1945 have been civilians, 3/4 of which are women and children - there are over 35 major conflicts going on in the world today.

60 million are people displaced by conflict and disaster worldwide, 75% of whom are women and children who often face hardships like sexual violence and abuse. (5)

1 in 4 women worldwide will experience rape or sexual violence in her lifetime while 25-75% of women are beaten regularly at home, depending on the country. (6)

Over 120 million women have endured female genital mutilation. (7)

More than half a million women die every year while giving birth - one per minute - mostly in developing countries.

Women hold only 12% of parliamentary seats worldwide.

This is a just a small amount of what Norma has done in her life. When you meet her she will gladly tell you many stories of her time as a young girl in the Air Force.

Since she's in her 90's and done so much I think the CAV should give her a Ride Day.

What do you think?

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