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: [...]