Press advisory for event taking place on Parliament Hill – “Women’s voices on early and forced marriage” / Annonce à l’attention des médias pour événement au Parlement du Canada “Mariages précoces : voix des femmes”

(Le français suit).

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Early and forced marriage:

Women’s Voices

Ottawa, Wednesday, November 19, 2013 – As part of its “My Body, My Rights” campaign, Amnesty International Canada francophone, is teaming up with the Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (CAPPD) and Action Canada for Population and Development (ACPD) to host an event on early and forced marriage for parliamentarians and the public.

Each year, ten millions girls marry before they turn 18:  this has serious consequences for their human rights.  [...]


Event! Événement! Early and forced marriage: Women’s Voices / Mariages précoces: voix des femmes (Nov. 20 – Ottawa)


(La version française suit)

Early and forced marriage:  Women’s Voices Join us!

Amnistie internationale Canada francophone, the Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population   and Development (CAPPD), & Action Canada for Population and Development (ACPD) are hosting an event on the issue of early and forced marriage.

The event will include the sharing of the personal experiences of two women, Samia Shariff who is originally from Algeria and Salma, from India.

Guests will learn more about the issue of early and forced marriage, from these women’s perspectives and [...]


Upcoming event: “EARLY AND FORCED MARRIAGE: Women’s Voices” / Événement: MARRIAGES PRÉCOCE ET FORCÉ : voix des femmes

(Le français suit)

Amnestie Internationale Canada Francophone, the Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (CAPPD), Action Canada for Population and Development (ACPD) are hosting an event on the issue of early and forced marriage.

The event will include the sharing of the personal experiences of two young women, Samia Shariff who is originally from Algeria and Salma, from India.

Guests will learn more about the issue of early and forced marriage, from young women’s perspectives and assess how Canadians can contribute to greater [...]


Post-2015 round-up: Overview of ongoing discussions surrounding the ICPD Beyond 2014, MDGs @15 and Sustainable Development Goals:

ICPD Beyond 2014

With only a few months remaining in the ongoing review of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), governments, civil society organizations and many other stakeholders are now looking ahead to the final event taking place within the review process, the 47th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD). The CPD will be an opportunity for governments to assess the status of implementation of the 1994 ICPD’s Programme of Action.

The 47th CPD marks the culmination of a multi-year [...]


Interview with Bruce Campbell, Director of UNFPA’s Technical Division

 

CAPPD: In a world of 1.2 billion young people, the issue of adolescent pregnancy (the topic of UNFPA’s 2013 State of the World Population Report) is extremely relevant. Comprehensive sexuality education can be an effective strategy for empowering young people with the knowledge to make informed decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive lives, which can contribute to reducing unwanted pregnancies. Can you discuss the importance of ensuring that comprehensive sexuality education curriculums integrate a gender perspective and are rights-based?

Bruce Campbell (B. C.:) UNFPA’s work in sexuality education is [...]