"While we have taken significant steps toward gender equality, we know that much more work needs to be done", he said.
He said far too many women and girls around the world see reproductive rights violated and, in many cases, are subject to gender and sexual-based violence and "harmful practices" such as female genital mutilation.
Justin Trudeau's self-proclaimed feminist bona fides were on full display Wednesday as the prime minister known for his gender-balanced cabinet and support for equal rights showed his government's support for International Women's Day. "I can get back to celebrating how wonderful men are the other 364 days." wrote one woman. As one put it on Grégoire's Facebook page, "Men have always been necessary for women's rights".
To mark a day when women's push for equality should be celebrated, she posted a photo of herself looking adoringly at her husband and holding his hand.
Trudeau came to the heart of the US oil path to deliver a keynote address to the annual CERAWeek conference - a first for a Canadian prime minister - that attracts legislators, energy executives, innovators and experts from around the world.
She continued: "International women's day is a day to celebrate intersectional feminism and acknowledge the strides women have taken for equality while simultaneously acknowledging the active misogyny women and women identified individuals encounter on a daily basis".
Police responding to axe attack at Dusseldorf train station
The train station has been sealed off and trains have been diverted from the station while police deal with the incident. The rail station remained shut down, he added. "The whole station is full of police officers".
One of those is the hard truth that plenty of women don't have a "male ally". Do we really need to make International WOMENS Day about the men in our lives??? In a March 7 post, the Canadian first lady centered men and boys when talking about IWD, something her husband rightly opted not to do.
"We think it's important to continue to fund the kinds of aid packages and aid that actually gets to these countries, to help the women, and some of the funding that the Liberals are talking about may never get to these countries because abortion is illegal in these countries", Ambrose said.
She was blasted on social media for supposedly taking the focus of the day off women.
Many women will feel isolated, even invisible, by her response.
Some people seemed to side with Grégoire Trudeau in the comments, giving her the benefit of the doubt.
Trudeau, who speaks often speaks publicly about women's issues, responded hours later with a new post a few hours later addressing the comments. Thanks to everyone for your feedback and pics!