March edition of CAPPD’s 2014 factsheet is now available! / Édition de mars du série de fiche informatives de l’ACPPD maintenant disponible!

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The March edition of the Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (CAPPD)’s factsheet focuses on sexual and reproductive health and rights within the context of international development frameworks, including the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development’s Programme of Action (ICPD PoA), the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (PfA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The factsheet provides background information on all three frameworks, and explores how they contribute to realizing individuals’ sexual and reproductive rights.

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Le Devoir “L’ONU réaffirme les droits sexuels et reproductifs des femmes”

22 mars 2014 – New York — Après deux semaines de discussions houleuses, les pays progressistes et conservateurs ont approuvé, samedi, un document des Nations unies faisant la promotion de l’égalité des sexes et réaffirmant les droits des femmes sur le plan de la sexualité et de la reproduction, en plus de soutenir l’éducation sexuelle des adolescents.

La déclaration finale de 24 pages, qui a reçu l’aval des 45 membres de la Commission de la condition de la femme, exprime de l’inquiétude concernant les progrès de l’ONU pour atteindre ses objectifs [...]


CAPPD launches February edition of its 2014 factsheets on topic of ‘human rights-based approach’

The February edition of CAPPD’s factsheet focuses on the role of parliamentarians in ensuring that governments uphold commitments and obligations relating to human rights, including sexual and reproductive rights, both domestically and in its foreign relations and development cooperation. The factsheet provides concrete examples of what parliamentarians can do in this regard, and where to find additional information on the subject. 

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“Parliamentarians can play a vital accountability role to ensure that their government upholds commitments and obligations relating to human rights, including [...]


New Resource: AWID “Watering the Leaves, Starving the Roots”

In 2013, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development, AWID, published a report “Watering the leaves, Starving the Roots,” which examines ‘trends impacting women’s rights organizing and the status of women’s organizations around the world.’ The reports find that despite the “current spotlight on women and girls [it] has had relatively little impact on improving the funding situation for a large majority of women’s organizations around the world. In 2010, the median annual income of over 740 women’s organizations around the world was USD 20,000.”

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ICPD@20 Global Report Released

The ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Report is the culmination of a landmark UN review of progress, gaps, challenges and emerging issues in relation to the ICPD Programme of Action. It gathers data from 176 member states, alongside inputs from civil society and comprehensive academic research. Asserting the PoA’s relevance to the Post2015 development agenda, the report stresses inequalities – the cost of inequality for dignity and for sustainable development – and how investments in gender equality and rights, in youth, health and education and securing the [...]