Ottawa, September 26th, 2018 – Canadian Feed The Children has joined the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) to better support women and children throughout the world in realizing their full health and wellbeing.
Canadian Feed The Children (CFTC) is proud to be a new member of the CanWaCH network, joining over 100 Canadian NGOs, academic institutions, and healthcare associations that work hard every day to ensure that the rights of women and children to live healthy and fulfilled lives are upheld around the world.
Since 2010 CanWaCH has made significant contributions to tracking impact globally; successfully advocated for Canada’s global contribution of 3.5 billion for maternal, newborn and child health; and held seats at global events including at the United Nations General Assembly.
CanWaCH has catalyzed collaboration among Canadian non-profits to improve women’s and children’s health in 1,000 communities worldwide. CanWaCH uses the power of partnership to connect experts to knowledge and resources, strengthens data-driven monitoring and evaluation, and engages Canadians and other stakeholders to improve programming, policy and results.
“Canadian Feed The Children is keen to be involved with CanWaCH’s mission. We are committed to taking an active role in collaborative partnerships through CanWaCH to strengthen our collective work in women’s and children’s health. We believe we can do better together,” said Jacquelyn Wright, President & CEO.
CFTC has worked with children, families and their communities to improve health for over 30 years: from improving childhood nutrition through integrated school nutrition programs and addressing high levels of food insecurity in communities, to supporting maternal health initiatives and improving sexual and reproductive health outcomes for adolescent girls and boys.
CFTC has also answered CanWaCH’s call to become a Women Deliver Mobilizer in the lead up to the Women Deliver conference being held in June 2019 in Vancouver. The Women Deliver Mobilization is facilitating dialogue and multi-sector collaboration to strengthen collective advocacy and policies to support the rights of women and girls.
As Canada celebrates the country’s first ever Gender Equality Week (September 23-29, 2018), CFTC is proud to join CanWaCH to help realize a world where all women and children survive and thrive.
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