Leadership On And Investments In A Feminist Future: Oxfam Canada’s Recommendations for Federal Budget 2019

Pollisree officials pose as ‘ empowered women’ in Rangpur, Bangladesh, as part of Oxfam Canada’s Creating Spaces project—Photo: Abir Abdullah/Oxfam
Pollisree officials pose as ‘ empowered women’ in Rangpur, Bangladesh, as part of Oxfam Canada’s Creating Spaces project—Photo: Abir Abdullah/Oxfam

This brief outlines key budget commitments the federal government needs to make to advance women’s economic equality in Canada and to move the feminist agenda forward globally.

Budget 2018 took important steps in advancing Canada’s gender budgeting approach and made considerable investments to promote gender equality and women’s rights, at home and abroad. This demonstrated Canada’s feminist leadership domestically and globally, standing strong in its commitment to gender equality at a time when inequality is reaching obscene levels and countries across the world succumb to sexist, populist and racist politics. Budget 2019 is an opportunity to consolidate Canada’s leadership on gender equality, including by responding decisively to the urgency felt by women to stand ground amidst a rising backlash against women’s rights.

Publication Date: 
September 2018