Fighting Discrimination at the International Policy Level

Former CIDA vice-president Carolyn McAskie, the UN's special representative to Burundi, has made it her life's work to fight for the mistreatment of women around the world, and now UNIFEM Canada is awarding her efforts.

Christina Leadlay
Published: Wednesday, 03/08/2006 12:00 am EST

Each year, coinciding with International Women's Week, the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) announces the recipient of its annual UNIFEM Canada award. This year, Carolyn McAskie, former vice president of the Canadian International Development Agency and current UN Under-Secretary General, has been recognized for her career in promoting women's equality around the world.

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