It’s time to raise awareness and to take action on sanitation. The lack of access to sanitation not only undermines human dignity—it has serious implications for health, education, income, and women’s empowerment and security.
The time is now to ensure no woman, child or adolescent should neither see their life shortened nor be unable to realize their full potential. A renewed contribution from Canada to the GFF is a catalyst for health and nutrition, a catalyst for her, and an investment in people and the economy.
This fall, Canadians will head to the polls for the first federal election in four years. Now is the time to make your voices heard! If we want to see a commitment to ending poverty across the world in our parties’ platforms, we have to demand it.
The Global Financing Facility (GFF) has the potential to facilitate real gains in the health of mothers, children and adolescents. Canada must ensure that the GFF is accountable, sustainable, and inclusive to civil society and aims to target the hardest to reach.
In order for the post-2015 agenda to have a meaningful impact, our leaders need to ensure that commitments made are ambitious and subsequently take concrete action to ensure these commitments are realized.