Action Canada, UNFPA, and Global Affairs Canada host reception to celebrate efforts to protect and expand SRHR

25 years after the landmark International Conference on Population and Development, 50 years after the founding of UNFPA, and in the lead-up to Women Deliver 2019, this event will celebrate collective efforts to advance comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights , discuss what “unfinished business” remains, and explore what can be done to realize the sexual and reproductive rights of all, particularly women and girls.  

The Hon. Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality will provide remarks.

10 April 2019

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

Sidedoor Restaurant

18b York Street, Ottawa, ON

Hosted by Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and Global Affairs Canada, with support from the Future Planning Initiative, the event will also mark the global launch of UNFPA’s 2019 flagship State of World Population report Unfinished Business: the pursuit of rights and choices for all.



Ani Colekessian

Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights

613-241-4474 ext.7




  • Sandeep Prasad, Executive Director at Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, and Alanna Armitage, Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia at UNFPA are available for interviews.
  • The event is open to media, to register please contact
  • The Future Planning Initiative is comprised of Oxfam Canada, Inter Pares, Global Canada, Canadian Council for International Cooperation, Canadian Partnership for Women and Children's Health and Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights.



ACTION CANADA FOR SEXUAL HEALTH & RIGHTS is a progressive, pro-choice charitable organization committed to advancing and upholding sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada and globally.


THE UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND (UNFPA) is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.


Posted on 2019-04-10