I appreciate that.
To the Nobel Women's Initiative, I know very well the study you talked about, the study that the foreign affairs committee put forward, because I had the honour of serving on that committee at that time.
I was quite interested in everything you had to say, particularly the link between involving women and building stable, peaceful societies. I think you and I have spoken in the past about that specific link.
I am glad you said that your arguments are not ideological; they're based on evidence. I am thinking specifically of the evidence that ties stability and long-term peace in post-conflict societies, and the idea that women are involved in the peace process to get to that outcome. Can you speak about that?
In your brief, you call for investment in women's organizations. I'm glad you also mentioned in your brief that the federal government has contributed $1.5 billion over five years as part of the feminist international assistance policy. There is always more that can be done, and this ought to be a fundamental focus of our development policy writ large.
I wonder if you can speak specifically about the tie between peace and involving women.