CAPPD Letter to PM Harper, communicates 6th IPCI/ICPD Conference outcomes

May 28, 2014

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P

Prime Minister of Canada
Langevin Block
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A2

Dear Prime Minister:

As you prepare Canada for the UN General Assembly Special Session on the Programme of Action (PoA) of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014 on September 22 2014, we would like to draw your attention to a document regarding the twenty year review of the ICPD PoA and the post-2015 agenda, approved unanimously by Parliamentarians of 134 nations at the [...]


Canada hosts high level summit on maternal, newborn and child health – Toronto, Canada, May 28-30 2014

Starting today, Canada is host to a high level summit on maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). The Summit, entitled Saving Every Woman, Every Child: Within Arm’s Reach, builds on the Muskoka Initiative on MNCH announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper during the G8 summit in June 2010. It commits governments to collectively spend $7.3 billion between 2010 and 2015 to accelerate progress towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, specifically the reduction of maternal, infant and [...]


Government of Canada responds to Order Paper Question concerning Muskoka Initiative

On January 23rd, the Government of Canada responded to a question posed by CAPPD member, Kirsty Duncan, concerning Canada’s support for family planning within the Muskoka Initiative on Maternal, Newborn and Child (MNCH) health.

The question posed to the Government was:

“With regard to Canada’s Muskoka Initiative:
(a) what definition of family planning services is the government using?
(b) what are the top five projects recipient of family planning funding and their amounts?
(c) regarding the $5 million Canada has pledged to fight early and [...]


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!

 

Le français suit

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 [...]