Canada is the first aid donor country to explicitly label its international assistance policy a feminist one. With its focus on gender equality and the rights of women and girls, the policy aims to help Canada regain its past reputation as a leader on these issues after seeing it squandered during the Harper era.
Most analyses of the new policy have examined its feminist credentials and criticized the lack of new funding for the aid programming. Less attention has been paid, though, to how the spending commitments in the policy will affect the already limited and, recently, shrinking pool of Canadian aid funds."
Read article by Liam Swiss from The Conversation.