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On December 7, 2021, the Government of Canada announced a new initiative to protect vulnerable women and girls in the northern part of Central America. Social and economic instability have forcibly displaced thousands of women and girls and led to the increase of irregular migration. Working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Canada aims to help 5,000 women and girls affected by irregular migration and forced displacement in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Over the next 4 years, the Government plans to invest $10 million to empower and protect women and girls in the region.