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Minister Sajjan announces new initiative to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in the global…

Canada supports the goal of ensuring that women and girls in all their diversity can decide what to do with their bodies, their lives and their futures – without question. In 2019, Canada made an historic 10-Year Commitment to improve the health and rights of women and girls around the world. This commitment includes 0 million per year to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), with an emphasis on supporting 5 particularly neglected and underfunded areas of SRHR.   Canada will continue to demonstrate leadership and advocate for global health, nutrition and SRHR for the most marginalised, especially women, girls and adolescents. Additional details about SheSOARS will be shared by the Minister at the Women Deliver conference in Kigali, Rwanda, in July 2023. The conference is among the world’s largest gatherings on gender equality and the health, rights and well-being of women and girls.  June 15, 2023 – Ottawa, Canada – Global Affairs Canada Yesterday, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, announced the launch of a new Canadian signature initiative called “SheSOARS”. The Minister made the announcement at an event held in Ottawa hosted by the Future Planning Initiative coalition and the Canadian Parliamentary Association for Population and Development (CAPPD). The SheSOARS signature initiative will span seven years (2023-2030) and is funded under Canada’s 0-million annual commitment to advance comprehensive SRHR. SheSOARS will focus on project-level initiatives in three areas: advancing sexual and reproductive health services, particularly in neglected areas; protecting SRHR in fragile contexts; and standing up and advocating for SRHR at all levels to advance comprehensive and country-led SRHR priorities.


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