Patty Hajdu Participated in Women Deliver 4th Global Conference

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Canadian Politics

COPENHAGEN – Patty Hajdu, MP for Thunder Bay—Superior North and Minister of Status of Women, concluded her visit to Copenhagen, Denmark yesterday where she participated in Women Deliver’s 4th Global Conference. Hajdu joined more than 5,500 attendees at the event that is the world’s largest global conference on the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in the last decade. Also in attendance was Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Marie-Claude Bibeau.

“It was important for me to represent Canada in Denmark because gender equality is a priority for our government,” said Hajdu. “Women Deliver brought together leaders from around the world to share ideas on how governments can become more inclusive.”

Minister Hajdu had a packed schedule; she participated in a panel discussion on closing the investment gap for women and girls and delivered remarks on sexual and reproductive health. She also met with global leaders on gender equality including; Board Chair of Global Partnership for Education and former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Muhammad Yunus and UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kate Gilmore.

“Women Deliver has been an excellent opportunity to share perspectives with international leaders in gender equality,” said Hajdu. “I’m leaving Copenhagen with valuable information about programs, policies and processes that will help inform our approach in Canada as I work on implementing my mandate letter.”

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