International human rights

Learn how Canada promotes and protects human rights and reflects Canadian values on the international stage.



Promoting human rights

Our human rights commitments, performance, treaties, and reporting.

Gender equality and human rights of women and girls

Information on gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls, and the promotion and protection of their human rights.

Children and youth

Learn how children’s rights are a top concern of our foreign policy and our priorities.

International Indigenous human rights

Find out about the role of Canada's Indigenous peoples on the world stage.

Freedom of religion or belief

How we support the protection and promotion of religious freedom around the world.

The human rights of LGBTI persons on the international stage

How we advocate to end to laws, violence, and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.

Human rights defenders

Get information on the key role played by human rights defenders in protecting and promoting human rights and strengthening the rule of law.


Find out how Canada supports refugees, how Canadian citizens can help and how to apply for refugee status in Canada.

Promoting the rights of persons with disabilities

Learn how we support the rights of persons with disabilities through both multilateral and international development assistance activities.

Climate change and human rights

We recognize that climate change is a shared global problem with significant impacts on the economy, development, and security.

Internet freedom

Learn how Canada is committed to the same rights for people both online and offline.

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