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 [...]


Op-ed by CAPPD Chair, Rathika Sistabaiesan, and ACPD ED “What Canada Can Do About Adolescent Pregnancy and Forced Marriages”

Originally published, on November 10th 2013, via the Huffington Post.

“What Canada Can Do About Adolescent Pregnancy and Forced Marriages”

On October 30, UNFPA released its 2013 State of World Population Report on the theme of adolescent pregnancy globally. The report draws critical links between the issue of adolescent pregnancy, early and forced marriage, sexual violence and maternal mortality — all priority development issues for the Canadian government.

These human rights violations can lead to adolescent pregnancy. Over 39,000 girls are married every day and 90 per cent [...]


CAPPD launches 2014 Factsheet series! Lancement de la série de fiche informatives pour 2014 de l’ACPPD!

 

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Throughout 2014, CAPPD will share 12 factsheets on various topics related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Each factsheet will be different in terms of depth of content. Some factsheets will be linked to some key international events, including the upcoming International Parliamentarians Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action (IPCI).

This inaugural factsheet provides an introduction to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), key SRHR-related facts and figures and where to find more information on the subject.

We hope [...]


Post-2015 round-up: Overview of ongoing discussions surrounding the ICPD Beyond 2014, MDGs @15 and Sustainable Development Goals:

ICPD Beyond 2014

With only a few months remaining in the ongoing review of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), governments, civil society organizations and many other stakeholders are now looking ahead to the final event taking place within the review process, the 47th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD). The CPD will be an opportunity for governments to assess the status of implementation of the 1994 ICPD’s Programme of Action.

The 47th CPD marks the culmination of a multi-year [...]


UPDATE: Family planning must be at heart of post-2015 development agenda

Parliamentarians demand that G8/G20 leaders place family planning in the context of sexual and reproductive health and rights at the core of the post-2015 development agenda. A global Parliamentarians conference ahead of 2013 G8/G20 was held in London, England from May 9-10. Under the theme, “What Place for Family Planning in the Future of Development?” saw the participation of over 50 parliamentarians from around the world. Dr. Hedy Fry, vice-chair of CAPPD represented Canada which concluded with a strong parliamentary appeal which will be sent to G8/G20 leaders ahead of [...]