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Maryam Monsef

Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, Status of Women Canada

Maryam Monsef is Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development and a Member of the Canadian House of Commons. In her ministerial position, Monsef is leading the federal government’s efforts to ensure all women, girls and gender non-conforming people can succeed in Canada. She has led Status of Women Canada’s transition from agency to the new Department for Women and Gender Equality and has secured major investments in Canada’s equality-seeking movement. Maryam also co-founded the Red Pashmina Campaign, which empowers the women of Afghanistan through education.

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