Canada’s humanitarian action must be feminist and principled
The Government of Canada’s 2016 International Assistance Review presents a critical opportunity to foster real change in the way humanitarian assistance is delivered, and recommit to the humanitarian principles, international human rights and other frameworks for protecting the most vulnerable, and to create an enabling policy that puts gender equity for the most vulnerable women and girls at the centre.
Minister of International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau has boldly asked the government of Canada to apply a 'feminist lens' to the international assistance review. But what does that look like, in practice, in a humanitarian context? The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright