Canada recognizes International Day of the Girl, moving forward on National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the International Day of the Girl by giving a statement on the importance of gender equality to achieving the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals and the threat that the COVID-19 crisis places on progress toward these goals. 

Trudeau reaffirmed Canada's commitment to the empowerment of women and girls both domestically by supporting women and children facing domestic violence and developing a National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence, and internationally through investments that align with the Feminist International Assistance Policy. 

News release - Prime Minister of Canada