Canada celebrates international women’s day

Women’s empowerment leads to equality

Empowerment is essential to gender equality. Women and girls who are empowered are better equipped to fulfill their potential and contribute their best to society.

Advancement of women’s rights internationally

Learn about the international commitments promoting women’s rights and gender equality, and about Canada’s role in advocating and implementing these commitments.

Business women in trade

Learn about how to connect Canadian women entrepreneurs with international business opportunities to help spur their company’s growth by working with Canada’s Trade Commissioners worldwide.

Gender equality

Discover how Canada’s commitment to gender equality is reflected in its international development initiatives.

Child early forced marriage

Learn how Canada is working to end child, early and forced marriage.

Taking action for violence against women

Read stories about Canada’s global efforts to promote and protect women’s rights and gender equality.

Taking action to end early child and forced marriage

Read stories to learn about Canada’s role in global efforts to end child marriage.

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Family Health Houses in Afghanistan bring health care to remote areas and empower women

Family Health Houses not only provides health care to Afghan women, newborns and children, it also empowers women to push the boundaries of traditional social norms by making choices about their care, circumstances, families and communities.

Raising voices for women and girls

Canada’s efforts to empower young girls is part of a global commitment to protect human rights, support education, improve health and wellness, and provide them the hope of a brighter, more productive future.

Helping you grow your business

When Tatiana Wensley joined a Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) business women’s trade mission to Florida last autumn, she was hoping to learn about finding foreign markets for her company, which sells items made of natural cork fabric.

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