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Canada hosts conference on human rights and corruption in the Americas 

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced his participation at the Conference on Human Rights and Corruption in the Americas, to be held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on March 20, 2018.

Canada’s contributions to advancing gender equality and protecting human rights

| Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

Beyond the Elsie Initiative, the Government of Canada is contributing more than $16 million toward projects that will advance gender equality and protect human rights, including those of women and girls; address gender-based violence; support women’s engagement in peace processes; and support the implementation of the women, peace and security agenda.

The Elsie Initiative on Women in Peace Operations

| Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

The Elsie Initiative is a key element of Canada’s feminist foreign policy. It includes its Feminist International Assistance Policy, Canada’s second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, and Canada’s new defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged.

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