CIDA Funding Announcement

In Summer 2010, Ms. Jiwani in her capacity as President of United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM Canada) had the honor of addressing a press conference in association with Minister of International Cooperation, Minister Bev Oda, the $5.8 million funding commitment from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to support UNIFEM (now UN Women) work in South East Asia, Kenya and various African states. Commenting on the announcement, Ms. Jiwani remarked “This day marks a momentous occasion and displays a renewal of the collaborative relationship that exists between the Canadian Committee for UNIFEM and the Canadian Government. Once, again Canada is a leader in the international community, helping raise much needed attention and support for the rights of women and girls today.”