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Through the Gender Results Framework, the federal government is making measurable progress towards Canada’s gender equality goals. On this page, you will find the gender equality goal for gender equality around the world, why this goal matters, its objectives and indicators, as well as the key Government of Canada initiatives in this area.


Promoting gender equality to build a more peaceful, inclusive, rules-based and prosperous world.

Why this goal matters

Canada is committed to eliminating poverty, and building a more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world. The Government will invest in women’s empowerment and gender equality as the best ways to achieve these objectives, grounded in the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. Numerous studies tell us this is the right course. It has been estimated that achieving gender equality around the world could increase global GDP by $12 trillion over 10 years. And there are strong correlations between gender inequalities and extreme poverty. For these reasons and more, Canada is pursuing a feminist approach across all its international policies and programming, including diplomacy, trade, security, and development.

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Objectives and indicators

Feminist international approach to all policies and programs, including diplomacy, trade, security and development:

Key Government of Canada initiatives

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