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Justin says he's
a Feminist...
Time to turn words
into action.

Check out the SCORECARD to see how our government is living up to its feminist commitments.

Violence Against Women
X

Little Progress

One in 3 women experience violence in their lifetime. The government launched a long-awaited national inquiry on violence against Indigenous women and girls and made significant investments in shelters for victims of violence. What is now needed is a comprehensive national action plan to end violence against women.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
X
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ottawa

I'm a Feminist.

"We shouldn’t be afraid of the word feminist. Men and women should use it to describe themselves anytime they want."
Care Work
X

Little Progress

Women spend long hours cooking, cleaning, and caring for children – but this work is unpaid and undervalued. The government has taken a first step to make child care affordable, but needs to act more quickly to end the chronic underfunding of essential services for First Nations.
Latest Tweets
Global Development
X

Little Progress

Women around the world disproportionately experience poverty and discrimination, and political backlash threatens hard-won gains. Canada is well positioned to stand up for women’s rights globally, but it can’t make a real difference with a near record-low aid budget.
Jobs
X

Needs Work

Women make up the majority of the world’s working poor. Sexism affects the jobs women have access to and the money they earn. After campaigning on a promise of inclusive growth, the government has disappointingly taken very few steps to ensure women’s work is fairly paid and equally valued.
Ahlem
X
Ahlem, Tunisia

I'm a Feminist.

"I had rights that I wasn’t aware of, I had things that I wanted to achieve and I didn’t know how. We are ready to fight for our rights; we want our voices to be heard!"
Taxation
X

Little Progress

Progressive tax rules can help tackle economic inequality, close the gender gap and raise more revenue for public services. The government is cracking down on tax evasion and has reversed some of the most regressive tax policies of the previous government, but corporate tax rates remain at an all-time low.
Haiyati
X
Haiyati, Indonesia

I'm a Feminist.

"It was not common for women to be leading activities here, especially speaking publicly and making changes in the community. But with the support of the village chief and the skills we learned in the field training schools we were able to educate people on climate change and the mangroves. Now they understand that what we are doing is important and good for everyone, and we are confident in ourselves that we can make a difference for Tenekeke."
Climate & Natural Resources
X

Little Progress

Women are the first and worst hit by the impacts of climate change. The government ratified the historic Paris Agreement and increased funds to help developing countries adapt, but hasn’t moved to hold Canadian mining, oil and gas companies accountable when operating overseas.
Representation
X

Good Progress

Policies are best informed by the people they affect, yet women are underrepresented in politics and decision making around the world. The government has taken meaningful steps to support women’s leadership, including by appointing Canada’s first gender- balanced cabinet and deciding to restore funding for women’s rights advocacy.
Conflict & Crises
X

Little Progress

In times of crisis women and girls face increased violence and their specific needs are often ignored. The government has demonstrated real leadership in welcoming over 40,000 Syrian refugees to Canada, but hasn’t invested in supporting women’s efforts to build lasting peace and stability.
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Why are we talking about this?

Led by a feminist Prime Minister who campaigned on a promise of inclusive growth, Canada is well placed to become a global leader in tackling the twin struggles of gender and economic inequality. Oxfam Canada has decided to track the Liberal government’s action to deliver on its feminist agenda. Feminist Scorecard 2017 is the first in this series.

The Liberal government took several important steps during its first year in office, but its bold feminist rhetoric has not yet translated into policy and spending decisions that push the needle forward on gender equality. As it enters its second year in office, it is time for the government to turn feminist words into action.

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