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Canada’s Whole-of-Government Approach to Fragile States: The Challenge of Gender Equality

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Canada’s Whole-of-Government Approach to Fragile States: The Challenge of Gender Equality

Published: May 23, 2006

On May 3rd 2005, colleagues from the Department of National Defence (DND), Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and CIDA came together with colleagues from civil  society to discuss the gender equality dimensions of Canada’s emerging whole-of-government  fragile states strategy. The workshop opened with presentations by CIDA, DND and DFAIT on  their respective contributions to whole-of-government approaches to state fragility. These were  followed by a presentation on NSI’s research, with a focus on addressing the question why  gender equality matters in fragile states. The plenary discussion centered on three questions:

Where are we now? Where do we want to be? How do we get there?

Author: Jennifer Erin Salahub

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