Ottawa unveils new feminist foreign-aid policy
The Globe and Mail June 09, 2017
The federal government has unveiled what it is calling "Canada’s first feminist international-assistance policy," with plans to eventually ensure that at least 95 per cent of the country’s foreign aid helps improve the lives of women and girls.
International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau launched the policy during a speech at Global Affairs Canada headquarters in Ottawa Friday morning, capping off a week of international-policy updates.
"Our new feminist international-assistance policy is the most ambitious and progressive in the history of Canada’s diplomacy. It will make Canada a global leader in promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls," Ms. Bibeau said.