Is Canada's feminist foreign aid policy working?

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MONTREAL — In June 2017, the Canadian government launched its Feminist International Assistance Policy, an ambitious document outlining the country’s vision for a gender- and human rights-based international assistance.

The new policy calls for all aid projects to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment, sets a target for investments in programs focusing on gender equality at 15% of bilateral development assistance by 2022, and outlines six action areas for programming.

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    Flavie Halais

    Flavie Halais is a contributor based in Montreal who covers cities and international social issues. In 2013-2014, Flavie was an Aga Khan Foundation Canada International Fellow, reporting for Nation Media Group in Nairobi, Kenya. She’s also reported from Rwanda, Brazil and Colombia.