Canada celebrates international women’s day
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.
Learn about the international commitments promoting women’s rights and gender equality, and about Canada’s role in advocating and implementing these commitments.
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.
Discover how Canada’s commitment to gender equality is reflected in its international development initiatives.
Learn how Canada is working to end child, early and forced marriage.
Read stories about Canada’s global efforts to promote and protect women’s rights and gender equality.
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.
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