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Over the past year, Canada's Liberal government has made some historic announcements and enacted policy changes that have earned applause from feminists in Canada and around the world. However, program has been uneven in different policy areas, and gaps are particularly marked for the most marginalized.
Federal Budget 2020 is the opportunity for Canada to signal its renewed commitment to meeting the targets set out in the Beijing Platform for Action through ambitious and targeted investments.
Economic inequality is out of control. In 2019, the world’s billionaires, only 2,153 people, had more wealth than 4.6 billion people.
Ensuring that women, girls and people of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity and expression have full autonomy over their lives and bodies is necessary for improved health and education outcomes and freedom to participate in economic life.
Women’s unequal burden of care is increasingly being recognized as a key barrier to their social, political and economic empowerment, and to wider objectives like sustainable development and inclusive growth.
Conflicts and crises radically affect social, economic, cultural and political structures and create risks for women, girls and gender-diverse people, exacerbating existing inequalities. However, this kind of collapse can also create opportunities for change.