A country’s development is inextricably tied to the role of women

For years, Canada has championed the empowerment of women and girls, in particular the cause of ending violence against women and girls.

UN Photo: Jean-Marc Ferré
Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) Lynne Yelich at the UN Human Rights Council on March 3.
Lynne Yelich
Published: Monday, 03/10/2014 6:27 pm EDT

The following is the prepared remarks for Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) Lynne Yelich to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on March 3. Check against delivery. This speech has been edited for length and style:

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