Here Is How Much Money The Government of Canada Is Spending To Promote Women's Rights
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just announced that the Government of Canada will raise $1.4 billion annually, starting in 2023, to support women and girls' health around the world. The announcement was made at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, the world's largest gathering on the health, rights and well-being of women and girls.
"Canada is a champion for gender equality at home and abroad. Investing in women and girls' health, and protecting their sexual and reproductive health rights, is a critical part of that," states the press release.
This is a part of a ten-year commitment to support sexual and reproductive health rights and maternal, newborn, and child health. Around $700 million of the annual investment will be dedicated to sexual and reproductive health rights starting in 2023.
The plan aims to help make sure women and girls around the world have access to the quality health services they need, including safe and legal abortion, and support women's right to make their own decisions about their bodies. It will also provide a more comprehensive sexual education.
Women Deliver is the world's largest gathering on the health, rights, and well-being of women and girls. As this year's host, Canada is continuing to take action on gender equality and bringing together advocates from around the world. Around 8,000 world leaders, advocates, academics, and journalists from more than 160 countries attended the conference. Prime Minister Trudeau also met with the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde, and local feminist advocates and organizations.
"Advocates like those at Women Deliver are leaders in the fight for gender equality and women's rights - and as a government, we have to stand with you as a partner and an ally. All women, no matter where they live, should have access to the safe, quality health care they need. By investing in sexual and reproductive health rights, and maternal, newborn, and child health, we can build a more just, equal, and prosperous world," said Prime Minister Trudeau.
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