In partnership with The MATCH International Women’s Fund, Nobel Women’s Initiative has been advocating for the Canadian Government to prioritize women and girls across the world in its international assistance policy. In June 2017, the government announced its Feminist International Assistance Policy, pledging $150 million to women’s grassroots organizations.
While this has been something to celebrate, there is still a long way to go before this new program is fit for purpose. We have been working with elected officials, as well as representatives from Global Affairs Canada (GAC), to ensure that the policy works for the women it has promised to assist. It is important to put the power and resources directly into the hands of local women’s leadership and women’s movements. Only through constructive partnership can the aims of the Women’s Voice and Leadership Initiative (WVL), a commitment in the new policy, be achieved.
To read more about the Women’s Voice and Leadership Initiative, and our policy brief on the subject click here.
To read our report on our convening with Global Affairs Canada in March 2017 and January 2018 click here.
For related media releases click here.