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The report shows that if Canada does not ensure equal access to affordable child care, progress towards closing the economic gender gap will stall and the country’s economic growth will be stifled.
In an increasingly unequal world, advancing gender equality is fundamental to tackling inequality and poverty.
Canada sits at a critical juncture in its efforts to advance gender equality and implement its Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP). This policy paper explores why and how Canada can advance its global leadership on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). This includes the case for Canadian investment in SRHR, and how a rights-based approach can lead to greater development impact. Canada is uniquely positioned to accelerate progress in the most neglected areas of the global SRHR agenda, which include: adolescent SRHR including comprehensive sexuality education, comprehensive contraceptive care, safe abortion care, advocacy for SRHR and SRHR in emergency settings. Through increased and sustained investment in the most neglected areas of SRHR beyond-2020 and a clear global SRHR policy rooted in feminist principles, Canada can achieve significant impact on gender equality, human rights and economic development. The Future Planning Initiative is calling on Canada to: Invest a minimum of $500 million/year over 10 years starting in 2020 in the neglected areas of SRHR, as part of a $1.4 billion commitment to women, adolescents and children’s health and rights starting in 2020; Create a Canadian global SRHR policy, integrating and centring SRHR in the national, regional and international decision-making spaces in which Canada engages. Through these key financial and political investments, Canada will be well positioned to safeguard the SRHR gains that have been made in recent years and move the needle on the realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all, contributing to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals, realizing the commitments of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action and meeting international human rights obligations.
Women helping women survive and thrive. Women’s Economic Empowerment is a key priority within the Feminist International Assistance Policy, and Oxfam Canada is pleased to share our latest policy report on this issue and how Canada can take the lead.
Oxfam Canada’s Feminist Principles shape and guide our approach to our work across the organization – with partnership, in our long-term development work, in our humanitarian programming, in our policy advocacy and campaigns, and in our organizational culture and behaviour.
70 civil wars. 68.5 million people displaced. 730 million in extreme poverty. One person driven from their home every two seconds.
Beginning on 25 August 2017, over 700,000 Rohingya refugees fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh seeking safety and lifesaving assistance.