IPCI 2018 Presents Opportunity For Parliamentarians To Promote Sexual, Reproductive Health, Rights
Inter Press Service: Time for Global Collaboration to Address Pressing Issues of Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights
Hedy Fry, member of Parliament in Canada
“300 Parliamentarians from over 150 nations will meet, in Ottawa, to tackle one of the most serious global challenges facing humanity. The International Parliamentarians’ Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Program of Action (IPCI), October 22-23, is a forum, for all global regions, to generate collective action on issues of population and development, specifically as they relate to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). … We are uniquely placed to influence change. … Parliamentarians can challenge governments that promote xenophobia and harmful policies. We can stand up for human rights and the full access to SRHR for women and youth locally. We can bond with other nations to make concrete change that would benefit all, globally. This is what I hope we can achieve at IPCI 2018” (10/22).