Future Planning Initiative: A leadership opportunity for the Government of Canada

Organized by a small group of Canadian organizations, the Future Planning Initiative emerged out of a meeting of experts representing Canadian and international civil society organizations, government representatives, publicly elected officials, activists, and the private sector. The goals of the meeting were to develop a shared understanding of issues related to SRHR (including global gaps), to explore options for a collective approach to Canada’s SRHR policy over the next five years, and to build momentum for such an approach.

By giving adolescents and young women more control over their bodies [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Read the Final Report on Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The final report of the Thematic Consultation on Health in the post 2015 development agenda has been released.

The report concludes that the guiding principles for the new development agenda should include human rights, equity, gender equality, accountability, and sustainability. The most disadvantaged, marginalized, stigmatized, and hard-to-reach populations in all countries should be prioritized. Equity can be made explicit in all the goals by disaggregating indicators and targets at all levels, and including targets for closing gaps.

According to the report, the post-2015 health agenda should: 1) include [...]