Introduction to GBA+

The History of GBA+ - Domestic and International Milestones

Making Commitments (1970 - 1995)

The Government of Canada began making commitments to consider women (and “women’s issues”) when making policy decisions in the 1970s.

Indeed, the women's movement made fundamental contributions to the understanding and use of GBA+ and continues to influence its adoption.

Over time, the focus has shifted from a strictly women-centered view to one that focuses on how programs and policies affect various groups of people differently due to gender and other diverse factors.

Report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women

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The Creation of a Minister responsible for the Status of Women

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1st UN World Conference on Women

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Office of the Coordinator, Status of Women

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The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

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Constitution Act and Charter of Rights and Freedoms

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Canadian Human Rights Act

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