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Ending global poverty begins with women’s rights
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Representation & Leadership

Significant Progress

The government continues to be a staunch advocate for women’s leadership and inclusion. In 2018 it created the Department for Women and Gender Equality and doubled federal funding for the Canadian women’s movement.

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Women represent 27% of all Members of Parliament in Canada. At the current rate of progress, it will take another century to hit parity between men and women.

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— Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs

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