Pakistan, 16 June 2023 (TDI): Canada is excited to introduce FEMPOWER, a new program that will help women in Pakistan empower themselves. It provides the platform for Pakistani female lawmakers to analyze the latest federal budget 2023 through a gender-responsive budgeting lens.

The purpose of this initiative is to promote gender-equitable resources and equal opportunities for men and women.

Under this FEMPOWER initiative, Canada proudly supports Pakistani women in their search for gender-responsive policies and related decisions as well.

The gender-responsive budgeting approach advocated by FEMPOWER leads toward bridging the gender gap in decision-making and policy-making.

Canada recognizes that empowering women in decision-making roles is pivotal. Through this initiative, Canada helps Pakistani women legislators positively affect the budget process.

They also ensure that it fully reflects the different demands of all the citizens.

Canada believes that a gender-equitable distribution of resources is important to achieving meaningful progress toward gender equality.

By promoting gender-responsive policies, FEMPOWER aims to create an enabling environment where women can easily be part of the decision-making process.

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This initiative will also pave the way to foster bilateral relations between both nations.

Canada is proud to be a partner with Pakistani women legislators through the FEMPOWER initiatives. This initiative fosters inclusive growth and empowers women in all spheres of life.