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Canada announces new funds in support of LGBTQ2 rights 

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

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.

Minister Bibeau and MP Randy Boissonnault to make announcement for LGBTQ2I funding in developing countries

| Global Affairs Canada | media advisories

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.

Canada announces assistance for those affected by Venezuela crisis

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

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.

Minister Bibeau kicks off International Development Week 2019

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

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.

Minister Bibeau and Canadian organizations to celebrate 2019 International Development Week 

| Global Affairs Canada | media advisories

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.

About Education Cannot Wait

| Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

Canada continues to fight poverty both at home and abroad. Making the world a better place means ensuring that girls enjoy a strong start in life.

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