Posted  28 May, 2019 
In: News

Help us spread USC Canada’s new campaign for women farmers in your networks.

We’re really excited about this campaign and think you will like it too. It’s USC Canada’s first ever online advocacy campaign, and it calls for the government’s attention to the issue of gender equality for women farmers abroad.

Some background: In the Global South, most rural women are farmers. Most Canadians don’t think about these women often enough, but they work everyday to grow food for their families. These women are the backbone of their communities. But because they are women, they face multiple barriers: less access to land and credit, less access to power. They even face more gender-based violence than urban women.
To change this, we’re asking people to write to their MP (we’ve made it really easy) to ask that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau devote 10% of our international aid budget to women farmers. We need to act quick: we want to make an impact before June 3rd, when the global conference on gender equality kicks off in Vancouver (Women Deliver). This government prides itself on its feminist approach to international development, and it will want to show leadership on the issues. So now’s the time to get women farmers the attention they need!

Of course, we know this campaign can only have an impact if many people join us in raising their voices.

PS: Don’t forget to sign! Access your letter here!


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