Op-ed by CAPPD Chair, Rathika Sistabaiesan, and ACPD ED “What Canada Can Do About Adolescent Pregnancy and Forced Marriages”

Originally published, on November 10th 2013, via the Huffington Post.

“What Canada Can Do About Adolescent Pregnancy and Forced Marriages”

On October 30, UNFPA released its 2013 State of World Population Report on the theme of adolescent pregnancy globally. The report draws critical links between the issue of adolescent pregnancy, early and forced marriage, sexual violence and maternal mortality — all priority development issues for the Canadian government.

These human rights violations can lead to adolescent pregnancy. Over 39,000 girls are married every day and 90 per cent [...]


CAPPD members op-ed in Huffington Post “Girls Are Dying From Unsafe Abortions, Why Won’t Canada Help?”

(Originally posted via the Huffington Post, October 29 2013)

“Girls Are Dying From Unsafe Abortions, Why Won’t Canada Help?” Op-ed by: NDP M.P.s Rathika Sitsabaiesan (CAPPD Chair), Niki Ashton (CAPPD member), and Hélène Laverdière

 

In the past three weeks, Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird made repeated statements committing Canada to address the issue of early and forced marriage.

His announcements come just days before the release of the United Nations Populations Fund’s (UNFPA) 2013 State of World Population report, for which the theme this year is: [...]


CAPPD’s Chair receives response to Question on the Order Paper

On November 22, 2013, NDP MP and CAPPD Chair, Ms. Rathika Sitsabaiesan posed a question to Minister of International Development, Mr. Christian Paradis on Canada’s support for sexual and reproductive health, globally. On January NDP MP and CAPPD Chair, Ms. Rathika Sitsabaiesan’s received a response from the Minister of International Development.

The question was, with regard to government spending on family planning initiatives:

(a) What is the total amount of funding that has been disbursed so far as part of the Muskoka Initiative, broken down by specific category or initiative; (b) What [...]

CAPPD launches 2014 Factsheet series! Lancement de la série de fiche informatives pour 2014 de l’ACPPD!

 

Le français suit

Throughout 2014, CAPPD will share 12 factsheets on various topics related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Each factsheet will be different in terms of depth of content. Some factsheets will be linked to some key international events, including the upcoming International Parliamentarians Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action (IPCI).

This inaugural factsheet provides an introduction to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), key SRHR-related facts and figures and where to find more information on the subject.

We hope [...]