The impact of COVID-19 on global sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)

As COVID-19 continues to impact people globally, we are seeing the troubling effects of the pandemic on access to sexual and reproductive health and rights. COVID-19 has exacerbated gender and social inequities, leading to increased rates of sexual and gender-based violence and new barriers for those seeking sexual and reproductive health services. These effects are disproportionately impacting women, girls, adolescents, people of colour, LGBTQI2S+ persons, and displaced populations.

A new UNFPA report predicts that COVID-related disruptions to reproductive supplies and services could result in 47 million women without access to [...]


L’impact de la COVID-19 sur la santé et les droits sexuels et génésiques (SDSG) dans le monde

Alors que les répercussions de la pandémie de COVID-19 se poursuivent aux quatre coins du monde, nous constatons ses effets troublants sur la santé sexuelle et génésique et les droits s’y rattachant. La COVID-19 a exacerbé les iniquités sociales et liées au genre, entraînant une hausse des taux de violence sexuelle et fondée sur le genre, et créant de nouveaux obstacles à l’accès aux services de santé sexuelle et génésique. Ces impacts affectent de manière disproportionnée les femmes, les filles, les adolescentes, les personnes de couleur, les personnes LGBTQI2S+ et les [...]


Lancement de l’Alliance parlementaire mondiale sur la santé, les droits et le développement

Le Sommet de Nairobi sur la CIPD25 a donné lieu au lancement officiel d’une nouvelle plateforme mondiale pour les parlementaires. L’Alliance parlementaire mondiale sur la santé, les droits et le développement (APM) est une initiative parlementaire internationale visant à amplifier les efforts des parlementaires pour réaliser les Objectifs de développement durable à l’horizon 2030 et le Programme d’action de la Conférence internationale sur la population et le développement, dans leur pays et à l’échelle mondiale.

Ouverte à tou-te-s les parlementaires élu-es, l’Alliance est un espace d’apprentissage, de partage et de [...]


Launch of the Global Parliamentary Alliance for Health, Rights and Development

At the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25, a new global platform for parliamentarians was officially launched. The Global Parliamentary Alliance for Health, Rights and Development (GPA) is an international parliamentary initiative aimed at amplifying the efforts of parliamentarians as they work to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action in their home countries and abroad.

Open to all elected parliamentarians, the alliance is a space for learning, sharing, and strategizing on how parliamentarians can drive advancements in the areas of [...]


CAPPD member joins parliamentary delegation to Zambia

From June 24-28, CAPPD co-chair, the Honourable Senator Marilou McPhedran, represented Canada on a parliamentary delegation to Zambia. The study tour was organized by the European Parliamentary Forum (EPF) and the African Parliamentary Forum (FPA) with the objectives of bringing parliamentarians together to learn and strategize around the issues of universal health coverage (UHC), health financing, immunization and the ICPD Programme of Action.

Senator McPhedran joined other visiting parliamentarians (from countries including Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Ghana, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Turkey and the UK) in meeting with Zambian parliamentarians and touring [...]