YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!
Canada spends USD$15,157,000,000 on the military, including armed forces and peacekeeping forces, defence ministries, paramilitary forces, and military space activities.
Supporting gender equality
This amount could almost double the entire yearly spendings of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on gender equality objectives.
The plan considers gender-responsive budgeting. For each action, the plan identifies financial resources for implementation. For instance, to address objective number 2, Canada launched It’s Time: Canada’s Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence, a whole-of-government approach to prevent and address this form of violence nationally. Budget 2017 included $100.9 million over five years, and $20.7 million per year ongoing, to implement It’s Time.
Canada pledged in 2015 to donate USD$3,000,000 in support of the SRSG on sexual violence in conflict over the next three years, recognising that financing is key to the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda.