A Feminist Action Agenda for Canada’s Global Response to COVID-19

Authored by: Amnesty International

Categories: Global Public Health
Sub-Categories: COVID-19, Economic Participation, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Country: Canada
Region: North America
Year: 2020
Citation: “A Feminist Action Agenda for Canada's Global Response to COVID-19.” Amnesty International, May 2020.

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Executive Summary

Gender inequality holds back progress on governance, human rights, peace, economic performance, food security, health, well-being, environmental protection, and social progress. The security and stability of our countries is linked to the status of women, transgender, and non-binary people. This is why women’s rights and gender justice must be at the heart of the global response to COVID-19. Canada is well-placed to play a leadership role in ensuring the global response to COVID-19 takes an intersectional feminist approach, with its Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP), Feminist Foreign Policy, National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security, GenderBased Analysis Plus (GBA+) framework, and its strong commitments to human rights and universally accessible public services. =.