Canada

Donor Rankings, 2021

10th Core Contributions
2nd Non Core Contributions
7th Overall Contributions

Canada’s development priorities

The Government of Canada continues to demonstrate global leadership in advocating for the rights of women and girls through its Feminist International Assistance Policy (2017), which places gender equality at the center of its international programming. Among the policy’s targets are ending sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices; increasing access to healthcare services including family planning and modern contraception; sexuality education; safe and legal abortion; the prevention and treatment of HIV; access to justice for women and girls; and prevention and response to sexual violence in conflict zones.

UNFPA’s work with Canada

Specific areas of collaboration with Canada include: sexual and reproductive health and rights activities in Africa and in humanitarian and conflict-affected areas in Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan and Syria; support to UNFPA Supplies, which provides contraceptives and strengthens health systems in developing countries; efforts to end gender-based violence in the Middle East; support to the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage; as well as midwifery projects.

 

 
The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development of Canada
Gender equality is at the heart of Canada’s international assistance, because we believe that providing opportunities can help unlock the incredible potential of women and girls. Through our longstanding partnership with UNFPA, millions of women and girls have gained access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, helping them live with safety and dignity, and pursue fulfilling opportunities for themselves and their families.
The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development of Canada

Key Results 2018-2021

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Maternal deaths averted
    13,893
    Unsafe abortions prevented
    1,534,152
    Fistula repair surgeries supported
    4,334
    Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    8,106,017
  • Family planning
    Unintended pregnancies prevented
    4,987,557
    Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies
    17,853,423
    HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    31,446
    Marginalized girls were reached by life skills programmes
    788,114
    Sexually transmitted infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    1,397,589
  • Gender based violence and harmful practices
    Girls saved from female genital mutilation
    39,655
    Women and girls who were subjected to violence accessed essential services
    327,152
    Disabled women and girls who were suibjected to violence accessed essential services
    8,734
    Girls received prevention and/or protection services and care related to child, early and forced marriage
    635,460
    Girls and women received prevention and/or protection services and care related to female genital mutilation
    230,077
    Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices
    2,465
    Health service providers and managers trained as trainers on minimum initial service package
    5,298
Disclaimer

Key results are for illustrative purposes only, and reflect what a donor has contributed to through funding to UNFPA since 2018. Key results presented here may not reflect the figures provided by government donors.

Contributions Since 2014

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News & Updates

News
UNITED NATIONS/SANA’A – Rehman* was married off to an abusive man at age 15. “During our year of marriage, I lived a very hard life full of violence and abuse,” she recently told UNFPA in the governorate of Hajjah.…
28 February 2023 Read Story
Updates
Mekelle, ETHIOPIA - New three-year funding from Canada to UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is supporting the provision of specialized protection services for women and girl survivors of gender-based…
09 December 2022 Read Story
News
GAZA STRIP, Palestine – “I believed the recipe for a good marriage would be respect, two-way communication, and love. Unfortunately, I was mistaken.”  When Inas*, 28 from the Gaza Strip, got married five years ago, she…
09 December 2022 Read Story