Advancing Women’s Equality Globally

Status of Women Minister Stephanie McLean will join global leaders in New York to advance women’s equality and discuss opportunities to empower rural women and girls.

Minister McLean will join Status of Women Canada Minister Maryam Monsef and the Canadian delegation to the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, an annual summit dedicated to promoting gender equality and empowering women.

This year’s session has a special focus on empowering rural women and girls. Minister McLean met with Alberta community groups serving rural women, and will amplify their voices on the global stage while discussing ways to accelerate action for a gender-equal province.

“Alberta is proud to champion women’s equality. While our province has much to share, it’s also crucial that we learn from successes in other parts of the world to make life better for women and girls, here at home.”


Stephanie McLean, Minister of Status of Women

The estimated cost of travel, accommodations and meals for Minister McLean and one political staff member is $4,856.

Itinerary for Minister Stephanie McLean*

Sunday, March 11
  • Travel to New York
Monday, March 12
  • Attend the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
  • Attend session on addressing barriers to justice for Indigenous women and girls
  • Meet with stakeholders at networking event
Tuesday, March 13
  • Attend the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
  • Attend Together for Girls panels: Violence Knows No Borders
  • Attend sessions on economic empowerment of rural women and girls
  • Meetings with women’s groups and international partners
Wednesday, March 14
  • Attend Canadian Permanent Mission to the UN, Promundo-US and International Center for Research on Women event: Engaging Men and Boys
  • Attend session on rural women’s access to technology and broadband
  • Travel to Alberta

*Subject to change