A feminist approach to international assistance

11 July 2017 18:00 - 19:30 BST
Public event
Streamed live online

Contributing chair

Alex Thier @thieristan - Executive Director, ODI

Keynote speaker

Marie-Claude Bibeau @mclaudebibeau - Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Canada

Zainab Ahmed @ZainabAhmedS Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Nigeria  

Description

Women and girls around the world are powerful agents of change and development, and with sustained efforts to amplify their voices globally, they can reduce poverty and hunger, and contribute to a future that is inclusive and more peaceful.

In a time when millions of women and girls around the world  have unequal access to resources and opportunities, Canada steps up and plays a leading role on the international stage by placing women and girls at the heart of its international assistance efforts.

At this event the Canadian Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Marie-Claude Bibeau delivers a keynote speech, offering her reflections on Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy to promote gender equality and help empower all women and girls. Other priority action areas of the new approach include promoting human dignity, growth that works for everyone, environment and climate action,  inclusive governance, and peace and security.