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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.