Canada To Invest $1B Annually By 2023 On Global Women’s, Girls’ Health, PM Trudeau Announces At Women Deliver Conference

Globe and Mail: Trudeau announces hundreds of millions in foreign aid for women’s health, amid ‘attacks’ on abortion rights
“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced hundreds of millions of dollars in new foreign aid spending for sexual, reproductive, maternal and child health on Tuesday, helping to fill a global funding gap left by the United States’…” (Zilio/Woo, 6/4).

Quartz: Canada will invest $1 billion globally in women’s and girls’ health every year
“… ‘The moment for Canadian leadership is now,’ said Trudeau in a press briefing at the Women Deliver conference in Vancouver. ‘All women, no matter where they live, should have access to the safe, quality health care they need. By investing in sexual and reproductive health and rights, and maternal, newborn, and child health, we can build a more just, equal, and prosperous world’…” (Timsit, 6/4).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Canada pledges to step up on global women’s health amid ‘push back’
“…Canada will increase its spending to C$1.4 billion ($1 billion) by 2023 from C$1.1 billion currently, [Trudeau] announced at the world’s largest conference on gender equality, Women Deliver, positioning his country as a leading donor internationally…” (Wulfhorst, 6/4).

Washington Post: Trump has cut U.S. support for abortions abroad. Canada’s Trudeau is now doubling down on that aid.
“…The announcement … is part of a push by Trudeau’s Liberal government to make the rights of girls and women a central part of Canada’s overseas engagement — what officials call feminist foreign policy. It was also designed to draw a contrast between Canada under Trudeau and the United States under President Trump at a time when relations between the allies are strained…” (Rauhala, 6/4).

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