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Ending global poverty begins with women’s rights

2019 Election Guide

2019 ELECTION GUIDE

Regardless of who forms our next government, we need to make sure they are committed to ending poverty and driving forward progress on gender equality, both here at home and on the world stage. Why? Because we know that unequal power relations are the underlying drivers of inequality, poverty and suffering – and this is a deeply political matter. We all have a part to play in ensuring that our government helps build a more equal Canada and a better world.

2019 Election Guide - Representation and Leadership

Representation & Leadership

The best policies are informed by the people they affect, yet women and other marginalized groups are under-represented in politics and decision-making around the world.

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International Aid
& Foreign Policy

Women around the world disproportionately experience poverty and discrimination; they earn less than men, have unequal access to resources and education, and are underrepresented in decision-making.

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2019 Election Guide - Climate Change

Climate Change & Natural Resources

Climate scientists have issued a dire warning: the world has only 12 years to avert runaway climate change, and women are at the forefront of providing solutions and adapting to changes.

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2019 Election Guide - Unpaid Care

Unpaid Care

Responsibility for unpaid care work is one of the biggest barriers to women’s economic equality, keeping many women trapped in poverty by preventing them from pursuing employment and educational opportunities.

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GENDER BASED VIOLENCE & SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS

The rise of religious fundamentalisms and populist movements has led to increasing attacks on women’s rights and attempts to control women’s bodies.

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2019 Election Guide - Taxation

Taxation

Tax dodging and the global race to the bottom on taxation are driving the inequality crisis and cost governments billions of dollars every year, undermining their ability to provide essential public services, which are particularly important for women.

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2019 Election Guide - Work & Wages

Work & Wages

Nowhere in the world do women earn as much as men do. Women are concentrated in the lowest paid and most precarious jobs making it hard to escape poverty.

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CONFLICT, DISPLACEMENT
& HUMANITARIAN CRISES

Violence, persecution and extreme weather events have led to unprecedented levels of displacement and humanitarian crisis, which put women and girls at increased risks, but can at times offer women new leadership opportunities.

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2019 Election Guide - Poverty

Poverty

Nearly five million people in Canada currently live in poverty, and racialized, immigrant, Indigenous, trans women and single mothers are disproportionately represented among the poor.

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2019 Election Guide - Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples, and in particular Indigenous women and girls, are one of the most vulnerable and marginalized groups within Canada struggling to overcome the impacts of colonization and the long-lasting wounds of residential schools and forced sterilization.

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