Former IPCI participant leaves politics due to pressure from far-right

The Honourable Jean Wyllys, the only openly gay congressman in Brazil, announced on January 25, 2019 that he is leaving politics because of defamatory social media campaigns and threats to his life and his family. The recently re-elected politician will not serve the new term and has left Brazil without plans to return due to pressure from Brazil’s far-right political atmosphere. Under President Jair Bolsonaro, members of the LGBTQI+ community have been disparaged and murder rates in Brazil have reached a high point. Wyllys is a strong advocate for sexual [...]


Nairobi Summit on ICPD25: Accelerating the Promise

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The conference generated a remarkable Programme of Action recognizing sexual and reproductive rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality as crucial to sustainable development. The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 will bring together United Nations (UN) agencies, governments, civil society, and advocacy groups for a high-level conference to advance the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action. To achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, it is important [...]


What to look for in Budget 2019

In advance of Canada’s 2019 budget, Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights has created a list of three things to look for to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada and internationally.

Get the full list here: Budget 2019 Primer – PDF


IPCI Statement of Commitment formally submitted to Prime Minister Trudeau

In January 2019, Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (CAPPD) Chair Dr. Hedy Fry formally submitted a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau outlining the outcomes of the 2018 International Parliamentarians Conference on the Implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (IPCI). The event was hosted in Ottawa, Canada in October 2018 and culminated in the adoption of the Ottawa Statement of Commitment, a bold and action-oriented declaration that builds upon the six previous IPCI commitments.

Click here to read the statement of commitment