The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Countries who have become party to the treaty (State parties) are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights of the Convention are implemented.
In preparation for Budget 2017, stakeholders were invited to submit briefs with recommendations to be submitted to the Minister of Finance.
From 18 May to 31 July 2016, Global Affairs Canada (GAC) held consultations to review Canada’s approach to international assistance – the first time in over two decades that such a review has taken place.
May 10, 2016
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A6
Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,
Ottawa – From 26-27 April, members of the Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development, Dr Hedy Fry (MP Vancouver Center) and Pam Damoff (MP Oakville North-Burlington) were among 130 Parliamentarians from over 65 countries at the Global Conference of Parliamentarians on Population and Development, in preparation for the 2016 G7 Ise-Shima Summit.
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.
At the beginning of August, leaders from around the world came to consensus on the future of global development for the next 15 years. The new agenda, called the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” will build on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and apply to all countries, regardless of economic, social or political realities.
Resolution A/HRC/29/L.16/Rev.1: Accelerating Efforts to Eliminate all Forms of Violence Against Women
The resolution on is an annual resolution led by Canada at the UN Human Rights Council. This year, for the first time, it focused on eliminating domestic violence.
This is the first ever UN resolution to use the terms intimate partner violence and comprehensive sexuality education.
In April 2015, two CAPPD members participated in the G7/G20 parliamentarians’ conference in Berlin, Germany in the lead up to the G7 Summit. The theme of the conference was women’s economic empowerment. Following the conference, CAPPD members and other parliamentarians from G7 countries communicated the outcome from the conference, the ‘Berlin Parliamentary Appeal’ to Chancellor Merkel.