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Canada unveils Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

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Ottawa, 29 March 2024 (TDI):  Canada Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly along with her 11 Cabinet Ministers release a statement on Foundation for Peace: Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security from 2023 to 2029.

Eleven other Cabinet ministers are: Gary Anandasangaree, Bill Blair, Patty Hajdu, Ahmed Hussen, Marci len, Dominic LeBlanc, Marc Miller, Mary Ng, Ginette Petitpas, Dan Vandal, and Arif Virani.

The Minister said, “Gender equality is an essential human right. It is the foundation of a more peaceful World. Where gender equality is lacking, states are almost twice as likely to be unstable and more than three times as likely to have a government that is autocratic and corrupt. Peace agreements, meanwhile, are far more likely to endure when women in all their diversity are meaningfully involved in negotiating them”.

Moreover, Women faced difficulties in international security environments. Including their exclusion from peace talks, increasing violence, rights being rolled back, and other challenges.

In addition, this national action plan recognizes the need for this in a geopolitical context. This six-year strategy plan has made a positive impact on Women’s participation in global affairs. 

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Minister’s Statement on National Action Plan

According to sources, “A cornerstone of Canada’s feminist foreign policy, this comprehensive action plan is the blueprint for our country’s leadership on the WPS agenda. It also demonstrates Canada’s commitment to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” she added.

Furthermore, Canada’s 2017 national action plan also made changes in the world. As they are seeing Online harassment faced by women. This, including those who work in peacebuilding programs at home and abroad.

Additionally, cyber threat, economic insecurities, growing anti-gender movements, etc affects women. Female Genders also feel neglected including indigenous women, young women, disabled women, etc., whose efforts achieved SDGs.

Also, this national action plan is important in domestic focus and work with other national policies. This also pays attention to problems like Climate change and online attacks. 

At last, the Minister said, “Across the globe, despite significant and growing obstacles, women in all their diversity are courageously—and effectively—standing up for peace, security, and a fairer and more prosperous world. Canada stands with them, renews its engagement, and commits, through this action plan, to global leadership on this critical priority”.

Sabah Khan Tareen
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