Mr. Speaker, according to a study conducted by Florida State University, women and children account for between 75 per cent and 85 per cent of the world's refugees.
However, in the past ten years, one and a half times more men than women have been admitted into Canada as refugees.
Furthermore, the refugee selection process applied at offices located abroad is also biased against women. Indeed, women living in refugee camps must demonstrate their potential to integrate the country in question. Considering that in many
countries, women receive less formal education than men, they are less likely to satisfy admissibility criteria.
It is time that we denounce this situation on behalf of all those seeking refuge in countries that respect human rights.