FemNorthNet Submission to Standing Committee on Status of Women: GBA+ in Environmental Assessments

Jane Stinson
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In early May 2016, FemNorthNet was invited to make a submission to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women regarding "Gender Based Analysis in the Federal Government". Given our extensive research on the lack of gender based analysis in the assessment of resource development and extraction projects, FemNorthNet submitted a brief about the need for Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) in Environmental Assessment (EA) processes in Canada. The brief summarizes our research findings about the current state of gender-based analysis in EA processes across Canada, discusses how GBA+ could be better integrated into EA processes, and emphasizes the fact that GBA+ could mitigate negative impacts of resource development and extraction projects on diverse northern women.

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