CAPPD members return to Ottawa after 6th International Parliamentarians Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD

The 6th International Parliamentarians Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action (IPCI/ICPD) took place from April 23-25th 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Conference brought together 263 parliamentarians from 134 countries around the world to assess progress and challenges remaining in the implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action, since 1994. Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (CAPPD) Vice-Chairs, Mylène Freemen and the Hon. Dr. Hedy Fry, represented Canada at the conference.

A passionate leader on sexual and reproductive health and rights, [...]


Pakistan passes the Reproductive Healthcare and Rights Act 2013

The National Assembly of Pakistan unanimously passed the Reproductive Healthcare and Rights Act 2013 on March 12, 2013. The Private Member’s Bill was introduced by Hon. Dr. Attiya Inayatullah, MP and convener of the Pakistan Parliamentary Group on Population, Reproductive Health and Development (PPGPRD). The bill seeks to promote reproductive healthcare and rights in accordance with the Constitution and to fulfill International commitments made by the Government of Pakistan under the Convention on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

This Act will provide comprehensive reproductive healthcare services particularly [...]