Every woman and girl should be treated with dignity and respect. When they are empowered and able to fully participate in society, everyone benefits. That’s why Canada is committed to investing in the sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and girls in developing countries, fragile states, and humanitarian contexts.
Today, on International Women’s Day, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of $650 million over three years in funding to help close the gaps in sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and girls. With the help of global, local and Canadian partners, Canada’s support will focus on providing comprehensive sexuality education, strengthening reproductive health services, and investing in family planning and contraceptives.