World Population Day- Press Release from CAPPD Vice-Chair Elizabeth May MP

http://elizabethmaymp.ca/news/publications/press-releases/2012/07/11/world-population-day-new-cida-minister-provide-opportunities-to-improve-aid-policies/

July 11, 2012

This year, World Population Day comes in the midst of a life and death debate about how Canadian society wants to react internationally to key issues, including poverty, women’s rights, access to abortion and contraception, and health care.

“Our planet’s population reached 7 billion last October,” observed Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, MP Saanich-Gulf Islands.  “Because of this, many try to blame ‘over-population’ for increasing global suffering, but it is more about political will.”

May noted that the Harper Conservatives’ slashing of $377.7 million from [...]


Landmark Summit Puts Women at Heart of Global Health Agenda – Press Release from DFID & Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Global leaders unite to provide 120 million women in the world’s poorest countries with access to contraceptives by 2020

London, July 11, 2012

Voluntary family planning services will reach an additional 120 million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries by 2020 thanks to a new set of commitments announced today by more than 150 leaders from donor and developing countries, international agencies, civil society, foundations and the private sector.

The announcement was made at the London Summit on Family Planning, co-hosted by the UK Government’s Department for International [...]


Time for Canadian leadership on international family planning

Postmedia News

 

By Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Romeo Saganash

Family planning will be the focus of an important summit to be held on July 11, hosted by the U.K. government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Leaders from countries around the world will come together in London, along with civil society and the private sector, to support the right of women and girls to decide freely and for themselves whether, when and how many children they have.

The London Summit on Family Planning is an ideal forum for Canada [...]