Everyone deserves to live with dignity, feel safe and have their rights respected, regardless of their identity. Canada is committed to advocating for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit (LGBTQ2) and intersex persons and partnering with LGBTQ2 communities to address the barriers to equality that continue to limit their ability to enjoy their human rights, both within Canada and around the world.
To further the aims of the Feminist International Assistance Policy and respond to the need for increased funding for LGBTQ2I issues and representative organizations, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, and Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 issues, will make a funding announcement to advance LGBTQ2I human rights.
The Government of Canada today announced it will contribute $52.89 million toward an integrated stabilization, humanitarian and development response to support the people affected by the crisis in Venezuela, as well as the neighbouring countries receiving an influx of refugees and migrants.
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, today issued the following statement: “I have lost count of the number of times someone in the developing world has inspired me profoundly. The number of times I have met women, men and young leaders who dare to defy convention, stand up for human rights and speak out against inequality in their society.
Across Canada and around the world, Global Affairs Canada, along with individuals and partner organizations, will mark International Development Week by celebrating the hard work of international development workers, volunteers and partners who are finding new ways to empower women and girls, and build a more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world.
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, today announced a $10-million contribution to support the efforts of Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan to implement national women’s economic empowerment action plans...
As you know, Canada has a special relationship with the people of the Caribbean region. It is based on our extensive people-to-people ties, our robust commercial relationship, our ongoing development cooperation and our shared constituency at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, concluded a three-day visit to Ethiopia by announcing $23 million in funding for two initiatives that will help advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in Ethiopia, including women’s economic empowerment.