On 7 December 2017, Canada’s G7 Sherpa Peter Boehm held an event in Toronto to announce Canada’s plans for the 2018 G7, which Canada will lead beginning in January. During this discussion, he commented on the fact that Gender Equality will be a core focus area for the G7 discussions. Of note was his comments directly relating to the work of CAPPD: “We strongly believe that sexual and reproductive health rights are important for women and girls, not just in development policy but all the way through.”
As parliamentary champions for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), the CAPPD intends to play a leadership role in promoting these ideas throughout the G7 agenda. The group will collaborate with other international parliamentarian groups throughout the year to guide and advise our respective leaders to ensure that SRHR is integral to all discussions relating to policy and development.