The February edition of CAPPD’s factsheet focuses on the role of parliamentarians in ensuring that governments uphold commitments and obligations relating to human rights, including sexual and reproductive rights, both domestically and in its foreign relations and development cooperation. The factsheet provides concrete examples of what parliamentarians can do in this regard, and where to find additional information on the subject.
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“Parliamentarians can play a vital accountability role to ensure that their government upholds commitments and obligations relating to human rights, including sexual and reproductive rights, both domestically and in its foreign relations and development cooperation.
What does this entail?
- Encouraging transparency and participation of marginalized groups, human rights organizations, intended beneficiaries and other stakeholders in financing, policy and programmatic decisions relating to development cooperation and foreign relations. Participation and transparency are key human rights principles and necessitate sufficient time to deliberate and access to relevant information. They also require creating effective mechanisms through which marginalized groups can meaningfully participate in decision-making affecting them.
- Ensuring sufficient allocation of resources to sexual and reproductive health and rights in ODA. This can include holding the government accountable to devoting 10% of ODA to sexual and reproductive health, as agreed to at the International Parliamentarians Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD…” click here to continue reading.
The factsheet is available in French and English, here, or by clicking on the image below.
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