Support for sexual and reproductive rights – domestically and globally – in Budget 2016

Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights conducted an analysis of the ways in which sexual and reproductive health-related issues were addressed in Budget 2016. The analysis examines spending in the areas of: health care, Indigenous peoples, child care, Status of Women Canada and official development assistance. While Action Canada welcomes increases in spending in these areas, the budget fails to address: discrepancies in access to abortion services across the country, anticipated challenges associated with the upcoming roll-out of the gold-standard of abortion pills (Mifegymiso), rising rates of [...]


A Crack in the World’s Most Restrictive Abortion Law

Source: The Daily Beast | Anna Lekas Miller

Chile is one of only six countries in the world that forbids abortion even in cases of rape and incest—but a new bill could legalize the practice in extreme cases.

Earlier this month, Chile’s lower chamber voted in favor of legalizing abortion in cases of rape, incest, and fatal malformation to the fetus—marking what could be the beginning of repealing one of the strictest abortion laws in the world.

“This is historic. The chamber of deputies has brought down the last ideological [...]


Tackling Zika: Have we Learned Our Lessons on Rights?

Source: ReWire | Commentary by Luisa Cabal

Local governments and public officials should look to the reproductive rights and HIV and AIDS movements for insights into the ways in which they can more effectively center the needs of those most marginalized while fighting the Zika virus outbreak.

The Zika virus outbreak and the increase of babies being born with birth defects seemingly linked to the mosquito-transmitted disease have generated a series of prescriptions from governments of the most affected countries about what people need to do and not do. These [...]


Making Women Count: the unequal economics of women’s work

Published by CCPA and Oxfam Canada, the report examines inequality through a gendered lens and draws attention to patterns of inequality, namely: uneven distribution of unpaid work, the undervaluing of work in predominantly female fields, the concentration of men and women in different fields of work, and social norms that sustain and entrench inequality. Reflecting on the realities, it sets out a clear 4-point agenda for action.

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Sommet des parlementaires du G7/G20

Les 26 et 27 avril, le Dr Hedy Fry et Pam Damoff, membres de l’ACPPD, participeront à la Conférence mondiale des parlementaires sur la population et le développement en vue du Sommet du G7 de 2016 à Ise-Shima.

Le 42e Sommet du G7 à Ise-Shima (Japon) en 2016 sera le premier depuis l’adoption de l’Ordre du jour de 2030 pour le développement durable. Organisée par le Japan Parliamentarians Federation for Population (JPFP) et l’Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD), la rencontre portera sur trois domaines prioritaires : [...]