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Understanding Canada and Women, Peace and Security

Posted: 29 Nov 2017 09:00 AM PST

Earlier this month, a new set of commitments towards gender parity was announced at the United Nations Defence Ministerial Conference in Vancouver. Canada's Liberal government values feminist principles, as seen by the latest defence policy and feminist foreign policy. In Vancouver, Prime Minister Trudeau unveiled the Elsie Initiative to further bolster the integration of women in peacekeeping operations.


The Women, Peace and Security Agenda (WPSA) started off as resolution 1325, which then evolved into an entire mandate that inspired the development of more egalitarian National Action Plans. Canada, with its own mandate on Women, Peace and Security, has a plan dedicated towards decreasing gender disparity. The following infograph outlines Canada's goals and the resolutions behind them.


Infograph by: Ambika Varma

Photo: Woman in Canadian Armed Forces. Public Domain.

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