Urge full funding for women peacebuilders
Happy International Women’s Day!
International Women’s Day, March 8, is observed throughout the world as a day of action for women, a time to reflect on and celebrate advances in gender equality, as well as to raise awareness of the work left to be done. It is a time to recognize and support the everyday work of women human rights defenders and women peacebuilders to build a safer, healthier and more equitable world for all of us.
It is also a time to take action.
The federal government will table its 2021/22 budget, likely this month.
Please add your voice to the growing call for Canada to match dollars to its promises to empower women-led organizations in the Global South in their critical work, building back a more sustainable, peaceful and healthy future for all. Canada can do this by increasing its funding to overseas assistance to closer to the international standard.
According to a recent Abacus Data poll (December 2020), 74% of respondents want Canada to either play a leading role in our international response, or at least match the contributions of similar wealthy countries.
Please join KAIROS and other civil society organizations in urging your Member of Parliament to fully fund women peacebuilders in the 2021/2022 budget.
For details and to quickly send a letter to your MP (copied to the Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and International Development), please visit the action page, Funding for Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.
We cannot build back a better, more equitable and safer world if international partners – particularly grassroots women-led organizations – continue to be underfunded.
Thank you for taking action!