Canada funds development projects supporting women in Morocco
During a visit to Morocco, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Philippe Champagne, announced CA$14 million (US$10 million) in funding for development projects in the country. The projects target women’s economic empowerment, entrepreneurship, and sustainable economic development.
Champagne promised CA$8 million (US$6 million) over five years, to be spent on efforts to integrate women into economic activities related to growing rosemary and cedar. Programs will promote egalitarian relationships within households, literacy, and business skills development.
An additional CA$6 million (US$4 million), disbursed over 5 years, will go toward empowering women through sustainable entrepreneurship by creating profitable economic enterprises and labor market opportunities.