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Ending global poverty begins with women’s rights

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.

THE CHANGES OXFAM WANTS TO SEE:
  1. All parties should commit to appointing a gender-balanced cabinet should they form the next government.
  2. The federal government should enact legislation to incentivize political parties to increase the number of women recruited and elected in Canada and support women candidates to run.
  3. The federal government should recommit, in its next budget, to increasing funding for the Canadian women’s movement, by allocating $100 million per year to support diverse women’s rights organizations across the country.

 

Questions for candidates in your riding:
  1. What actions has your party taken to encourage more women to run for office?
  2. If your party forms the next government, will you have a gender-balanced cabinet?
  3. If your party forms the next government, will you increase funding for the Canadian women’s movement?
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