Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights: The Foundation for Gender Equality

sexual and reproductive health and rights

A free public event presented by the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) in partnership with Women Deliver and the Future Planning Initiative

The rights of girls and women to bodily autonomy and full sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are in the spotlight like never before. From the #MeToo movement, to the referendum on abortion in Ireland, to new political attention in Canada– girls and women around the world are demanding and making change.

With the announcement of the Feminist International Assistance Policy in June 2017 and subsequent SRHR funding announcements, Canada has committed to leading global action in support of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Domestically, Canada is also making progress, but challenges remain.

The international community is now looking to Canada as a leader in this area. But are we up to the challenge?

Join us for a dynamic evening to discuss and learn about the importance of putting sexual and reproductive health and rights at the centre of the gender equality agenda—to advance the health, rights, and well-being of women and girls in Canada and around the world.


Event Programme:

6:00 - 7:00 Reception: CSO fair, refreshments and networking

7:00 - 8:30 Introductions, panels and closing remarks

8:30 - 9:30 Reception: CSO fair, refreshments and networking

*Light snacks will be served, and a cash bar will be available during both receptions.


The program will include two lively panels, featuring SRHR experts from Canada and abroad as well as Canadian political representatives. Stay tuned as we announce speakers and panellists!




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Library and Archives Canada
Ottawa, ON

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