A Feminist Approach to Canada's International Assistance

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Action Canada for Sexual Health & Reproductive Rights, Inter Pares, Oxfam Canada
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On July 5th, 2016, the Women’s Rights Policy Group brought together 50 civil society and government representatives for a full-day dialogue. Its goals were to develop a common understanding of feminist approaches to international assistance, to assess the challenges, gaps and opportunities in Global Affairs Canada’s approach, and to develop a set of practical recommendations for implementing a feminist approach.

The recommendations presented in this brief, which were submitted to Canada's International Assistance Review in July 2016, are informed by that dialogue, and by the authors’ longstanding experiences with feminist policy and programming.