CAPPD members op-ed in Huffington Post “Girls Are Dying From Unsafe Abortions, Why Won’t Canada Help?”

(Originally posted via the Huffington Post, October 29 2013)

“Girls Are Dying From Unsafe Abortions, Why Won’t Canada Help?” Op-ed by: NDP M.P.s Rathika Sitsabaiesan (CAPPD Chair), Niki Ashton (CAPPD member), and Hélène Laverdière

 

In the past three weeks, Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird made repeated statements committing Canada to address the issue of early and forced marriage.

His announcements come just days before the release of the United Nations Populations Fund’s (UNFPA) 2013 State of World Population report, for which the theme this year is: [...]


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 [...]


Press advisory for event taking place on Parliament Hill – “Women’s voices on early and forced marriage” / Annonce à l’attention des médias pour événement au Parlement du Canada “Mariages précoces : voix des femmes”

(Le français suit).

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Early and forced marriage:

Women’s Voices

Ottawa, Wednesday, November 19, 2013 – As part of its “My Body, My Rights” campaign, Amnesty International Canada francophone, is teaming up with the Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (CAPPD) and Action Canada for Population and Development (ACPD) to host an event on early and forced marriage for parliamentarians and the public.

Each year, ten millions girls marry before they turn 18:  this has serious consequences for their human rights.  [...]


Event! Événement! Early and forced marriage: Women’s Voices / Mariages précoces: voix des femmes (Nov. 20 – Ottawa)


(La version française suit)

Early and forced marriage:  Women’s Voices Join us!

Amnistie internationale Canada francophone, the Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population   and Development (CAPPD), & Action Canada for Population and Development (ACPD) are hosting an event on the issue of early and forced marriage.

The event will include the sharing of the personal experiences of two women, Samia Shariff who is originally from Algeria and Salma, from India.

Guests will learn more about the issue of early and forced marriage, from these women’s perspectives and [...]


Upcoming event: “EARLY AND FORCED MARRIAGE: Women’s Voices” / Événement: MARRIAGES PRÉCOCE ET FORCÉ : voix des femmes

(Le français suit)

Amnestie Internationale Canada Francophone, the Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (CAPPD), Action Canada for Population and Development (ACPD) are hosting an event on the issue of early and forced marriage.

The event will include the sharing of the personal experiences of two young women, Samia Shariff who is originally from Algeria and Salma, from India.

Guests will learn more about the issue of early and forced marriage, from young women’s perspectives and assess how Canadians can contribute to greater [...]