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Gender equality achievements

Actions have been taken to advance gender equality and empower women and girls in Canada and around the world. Learn more about the important achievements leading towards progress on gender equality.

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Economic prosperity

Women are key to Canada’s economic recovery. When women succeed, Canada’s economy thrives. Recent initiatives in this area include:

Milestones for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

Milestones on women’s economic participation and prosperity

Gender-based violence

Gender-based violence continues to be a significant and preventable barrier to gender equality. Recent initiatives in this area include:

LGBTQ2

Recent initiatives to advance gender equality include:

Milestones on LGBTQ2 rights

International

Canada is proud to be recognized as a world leader in advancing gender equality. Recent initiatives in this area include:

Intergovernmental

Intergovernmental relations are key to advance gender equality across Canada. The Department works with all provinces and territories through the Federal-Provincial and Territorial Forum of Ministers responsible for the Status of Women. Recent initiatives include:

Leadership and democratic participation

Inclusive participation of diverse women and girls – Indigenous and Black women, women of colour, women from LGBTQ2 communities, those who live with disabilities and living in rural or remote communities – is essential for promoting gender equality and diversity, and for improving the economic, social and democratic lives of Canadians. Recent initiatives include:

Milestones on women in leadership roles and democratic participation

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