Local support for this year’s International Women’s Day begins today with a proclamation. Timmins, along with other northern municipalities, will be signing a proclamation to support the annual campaign which strives for gender equality, and the end of violence towards women.

The day of awareness is on March 8th, and the theme this year is Pledge for Parity. Local women’s shelters will be also handing out chocolate roses to women in key, strategic locations to help raise awareness.

This morning’s proclamation will be signed at City Hall at 10:00am.