State of the World Population Report: Parliamentary Discussion on Canadian SRHR Leadership

On April 11, 2019, the Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (CAPPD), together with Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) hosted a parliamentary breakfast recognizing Canadian leadership on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

Following the successful launch of UNFPA’s 2019 State of World Population (SWOP) Report, the breakfast brought parliamentarians together to discuss the report as well as Canada’s role in advancing SRHR globally.

The Honourable Senator Marilou McPhedran (Co-chair of CAPPD) moderated the panel, with special [...]


Human Rights in Emergencies: Addressing the needs and realities of women and girls

On Thursday, March 21, the Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (CAPPD), in association with CARE Canada and Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights invited parliamentarians to participate in a strategy session on ´Human Rights in Emergencies: Addressing the needs and realities of women and girls´.

Premised on an understanding that women’s and girls’ rights remain furthest behind in conflict and emergency settings, but that a more systematic approach for ensuring that humanitarian action responds to women’s and girls’ rights and needs is within reach, the event [...]


Former IPCI participant leaves politics due to pressure from far-right

The Honourable Jean Wyllys, the only openly gay congressman in Brazil, announced on January 25, 2019 that he is leaving politics because of defamatory social media campaigns and threats to his life and his family. The recently re-elected politician will not serve the new term and has left Brazil without plans to return due to pressure from Brazil’s far-right political atmosphere. Under President Jair Bolsonaro, members of the LGBTQI+ community have been disparaged and murder rates in Brazil have reached a high point. Wyllys is a strong advocate for sexual [...]


Nairobi Summit on ICPD25: Accelerating the Promise

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The conference generated a remarkable Programme of Action recognizing sexual and reproductive rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality as crucial to sustainable development. The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 will bring together United Nations (UN) agencies, governments, civil society, and advocacy groups for a high-level conference to advance the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action. To achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, it is important [...]


What to look for in Budget 2019

In advance of Canada’s 2019 budget, Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights has created a list of three things to look for to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada and internationally.

Get the full list here: Budget 2019 Primer – PDF