Building An Economy That Works for Women: Oxfam Canada’s Recommendations for Federal Budget 2018

Union leader in India also a vegetable producer and seller. Anne Toralles Leite / Oxfam Canada
Union leader in India also a vegetable producer and seller. Anne Toralles Leite / Oxfam Canada

Despite considerable advancements, there are several areas where the government has fallen short of its ambitions, particularly in making the economy work for women.

The federal government has taken significant steps over the past year and a half to tackle inequality and to promote women’s rights and gender equality. Despite considerable advancements, there are several areas where the government has fallen short of its ambitions, particularly in making the economy work for women. Federal Budget 2018 provides an opportunity for the government to deliver on its ambitious feminist agenda by making bold investments and fiscal policy decisions. Moving towards an economy that works for the many, not just for the few, will require action in four key areas, including involving women’s rights advocates in the budgeting process, greater investments in Canada’s global leadership on women’s rights, gender sensitive taxation and spending decisions, and increased protection of workers’ rights.

Publication Date: 
October 2017