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 [...]

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 [...]

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”

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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.  [...]

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

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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 [...]

Interview with Bruce Campbell, Director of UNFPA’s Technical Division


CAPPD: In a world of 1.2 billion young people, the issue of adolescent pregnancy (the topic of UNFPA’s 2013 State of the World Population Report) is extremely relevant. Comprehensive sexuality education can be an effective strategy for empowering young people with the knowledge to make informed decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive lives, which can contribute to reducing unwanted pregnancies. Can you discuss the importance of ensuring that comprehensive sexuality education curriculums integrate a gender perspective and are rights-based?

Bruce Campbell (B. C.:) UNFPA’s work in sexuality education is [...]