State of the World Population Report: Parliamentary Discussion on Canadian SRHR Leadership

On April 11, 2019, the Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (CAPPD), together with Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) hosted a parliamentary breakfast recognizing Canadian leadership on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

Following the successful launch of UNFPA’s 2019 State of World Population (SWOP) Report, the breakfast brought parliamentarians together to discuss the report as well as Canada’s role in advancing SRHR globally.

The Honourable Senator Marilou McPhedran (Co-chair of CAPPD) moderated the panel, with special [...]


Human Rights in Emergencies: Addressing the needs and realities of women and girls

On Thursday, March 21, the Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (CAPPD), in association with CARE Canada and Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights invited parliamentarians to participate in a strategy session on ´Human Rights in Emergencies: Addressing the needs and realities of women and girls´.

Premised on an understanding that women’s and girls’ rights remain furthest behind in conflict and emergency settings, but that a more systematic approach for ensuring that humanitarian action responds to women’s and girls’ rights and needs is within reach, the event [...]