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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.

Canada’s leadership on gender equality

| Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

This project aims to strengthen the ability of women’s organizations (WOs) to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in their communities. The project will support WOs to address their operational challenges, to enhance the performance of their programming and to increase the effectiveness of national women’s platforms. Forty-eight WOs will benefit from this initiative across four regions of Ethiopia. Training and support will also be provided to 72 young feminists.

Canada announces funding for projects in Rwanda

| Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

This project aims to tackle gender-equality barriers and improve primary-level education in Ghana, Mozambique and Rwanda. In particular, the project will address challenges in the education sector, especially barriers to girls’ education, and will build on the lessons and results achieved through the Right to Play’s Play for the Advancement of Quality Education project.

Canada’s leadership on family planning

| Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

Canada’s announcement of up to $104.4 million at the International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali, Rwanda, will support family planning, advocacy and the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), while improving access to safe and legal abortion. All projects will also ensure the integration of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) into countries’ health systems.

Canada announces additional support for Global Financing Facility 

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Canada continues to fight poverty both at home and abroad. Making the world a better place means ensuring that everyone enjoys a strong start in life. This includes good health and nutrition, an opportunity to go to and stay in school and a chance to contribute to their families and economies.

Backgrounder - About the Global Financing Facility

| Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) is a multi-stakeholder partnership that is helping countries tackle the greatest health and nutrition issues affecting women, children and adolescents. The GFF Trust Fund is supported by the governments of Canada, Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and MSD for Mothers.

Statement by Minister of International Development regarding murder of International Committee of the Red Cross health worker in Nigeria

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

We mourn the senseless death of Hauwa Mohammed Liman, a midwife working with the International Committee of the Red Cross, at the hands of Boko Haram. Ms. Liman’s murder comes one month after her ICRC colleague, Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, was executed in similar circumstances. The two were abducted together with a third health worker, Alice Loksha, a nurse who worked in a centre supported by UNICEF.

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