Inclusion of marginalized people
Building an inclusive society that empowers marginalized groups and individuals supports sustainable development.
Marginalized groups are frequently excluded from decision-making, public institutions, basic services, and even citizenship. They are more vulnerable to poverty, are more likely to be afflicted by life-threatening diseases (like HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, or mental health disorders), and are more likely to be victims of violence and exploitation.
Marginalization can be combatted by:
- building inclusive institutions
- supporting anti-discrimination legislation
- promoting human rights advocacy
- strengthening equity measures (like quotas)
- supporting voice, empowerment, and accountability through targeted policies and programs
- building the capacity of civil society organizations
Supporting women’s decision-making
Canada promotes the inclusion of groups and individuals throughout its international assistance. For example, Canada is providing support to parliaments in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe to enhance their ability to address women’s rights and become more gender-sensitive.
We are also facilitating women's access to parliaments by reinforcing their skills and technical capacities.
The goal of these projects is to strengthen the decision-making capacity of women in parliaments. It is also to increase the effectiveness of women and men parliamentarians to implement gender sensitive reforms and legislation.
Better futures for children and youth with disabilities
Canada is helping to secure a better future for children and youth with disabilities in Bangladesh by increasing access to health, education, and protection services for 13,000 children and youth with disabilities.
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