At the last Federal Council, the FIQ’s Status of Women Sector and Status of Women Committee sold scarves from the Unako Project, which raises funds to help marginalized women and girls in rural Nepal. “Unako” means “her” in Nepalese and for these women, the scarves are a symbol of hope. Women wear these scarves in many countries, including Canada, thanks to a Canadian-registered non-profit organization called IWEN, which has been selling the scarves to raise funds since 2012.
You too can encourage the Unako Project by buying a scarf on their website (select the FIQ as your “hostess” when placing your order).
Photo: Line Larocque, first Vice-President of the FIQ, Émilie Racine, Caroline Flageol, Caroline Rioux, Line Mercier and Julie Daignault, members of the Status of Women Committee.