Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women, girls and transgender, non-binary and two-spirit people to realize their full potential is essential to strengthening the economy and building a healthier, more secure future in Canada and around the world. That is why Canada is working together with partners at home and abroad to take concrete action in making gender equality a reality for everyone, everywhere.
The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, concluded her participation at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia-the world’s largest conference on the health, rights and well-being of women and girls.
During the conference, the Government of Canada made historic and innovative investments to advance gender equality in Canada and globally, solidifying Canada’s leadership on women’s rights and gender equality.
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, announced that the Government of Canada will raise its funding to reach $1.4 billion annually by 2023 to support women and girls’ health around the world.