CIDA Boosts UNIFEM Resources for Asia, Kenya Projects

    The Canadian International Development Agency will provide a total of 5.85 million Canadian dollars (USD5.55 million) to the United Nations Development Fund for Women, or UNIFEM, to support its work in Asia and Kenya.

    Of the sum, 3 million Canadian dollars will be provided over a three-year period in support of UNIFEM’s efforts to help the Association of Southeast Asian Nations create an ASEAN commission for the protection of women and children’s rights and an intergovernmental human rights panel.

    CIDA will also provide 350,000 Canadian dollars to help UNIFEM assist Kenyan governmental and non-governmental organizations in boosting women’s participation in government and ensuring equal access of women to public services. CIDA will provide an additional 2.5 million Canadian dollars to support UNIFEM’s engagement in Kenya over the next two years.

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