Advancing gender equality is essential to strengthen the middle class, grow the economy and build a better world. Canada advocates for gender equality at home and abroad, notably by investing in the health of women and girls and defending the rights of sexual and reproductive health.
JUSTIN Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, announced that from 2023, the Government of Canada will increase its funding to support the health of women and girls around the world to $ 1.4 billion per year, a period of 10 years.
In addition, from 2023, $ 700 million annual investment will be allocated to support the rights to sexual and reproductive health.
With this investment, Canada is committed to supporting them as well as the health of mothers, newborns and children.
The Prime Minister made the announcement at the conference ‘Women Deliver 2019’, that Canada is organizing this week in Vancouver.
This investment will help advance sustainable development programme in 2030 and promote the rights to sexual and reproductive health.
Canada continues its leadership in the international arena in the field of gender equality.
With this funding, a greater number of women and girls have access to quality health services they need, including safe and legal abortion services.
“We will also help to protect the right of women to control their bodies and make their own decisions in this regard. Whether providing comprehensive sex education or improving the health of mothers, newborns and children, this new investment will support the rights and health of women and girls worldwide,” he said.
The Women Deliver conference is the largest global gathering on health, rights and welfare of women and girls.
As host, Canada brings together activists from around the world and continues to promote gender equality.
At the conference, the Prime Minister attended the opening session and a group discussion.
The Prime Minister stressed the hard work and leadership of activists in the field of gender equality.
He insisted that governments should support feminist activists on the front lines in Canada and elsewhere.
During the conference, the Prime Minister met with the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta and President of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde.
He also met with activists and local feminist organizations.
– June 5, 2019 @ 15:15 GMT |