Time to Turn Feminist Words Into Action

The Liberal government took several important steps during its first year in office, but its bold feminist rhetoric has not yet translated into policy and spending decisions that push the needle forward on gender equality.
The Liberal government took several important steps during its first year in office, but its bold feminist rhetoric has not yet translated into policy and spending decisions that push the needle forward on gender equality.

Feminist Scorecard 2017: Tracking government action to advance women’s rights and gender equality

Led by a feminist Prime Minister who campaigned on a promise of inclusive growth, Canada is well placed to become a global leader in tackling the twin struggles of gender and economic inequality. Oxfam Canada has decided to track the Liberal government’s action to deliver on its feminist agenda. Feminist Scorecard 2017 is the first in this series.

The Liberal government took several important steps during its first year in office, but its bold feminist rhetoric has not yet translated into policy and spending decisions that push the needle forward on gender equality. As it enters its second year in office, it is time for the government to turn feminist words into action.

Publication Date: 
March 2017