All Party Parliamentary Group on
Population, Development and Reproductive Health
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Parliamentary Hearing 2012:
11th October is International Day of the Girl
The APPG on PD&RH held a parliamentary hearing on child marriage this year. A hearing report will be launched this autumn.
…‘Philippines defies Church to push family planning’. See here for a Reuters report about the President’s recent push for family planning in a country with one of the world’s fastest-growing populations.
…‘Female Genital Mutilation - child abuse and nothing less’. See here for an article by Alan Wardle following a meeting on FGM at the Crown Prosecution Service, at which the Chair and advisor of the APPG also participated.
…28/09/2012 is the International Day for the Decriminalisation of Abortion. See here for an article on the situation in Ireland.
PRESS RELEASE: UK Parliamentarians Call Attention to World Contraception Day
PRESS RELEASE: APPG on PD&RH welcomes the London Summit on Family Planning
Peer makes the case for putting family planning at the heart of sustainable development: Baroness Jenny Tonge writes on
Peer calls for stronger protection for women: Baroness Jenny Tonge has written about the problem of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM) for in preparation for her oral parliamentary question in the House of Lords on 16th February.
‘People and the Planet‘- The Royal Society
A report published by the Royal Society has highlighted the negative impacts of unsustainable population growth and consumption on future resources. It argues that population and environmental issues should be addressed together rather than in isolation.
The report recommends:
‘Reproductive health and voluntary family planning programmes urgently require political leadership and financial commitment, both nationally and internationally. This is needed to continue the downward trajectory of fertility rates, especially in countries where the unmet need for contraception is high.’
For further information about the report, please visit the Royal Society’s website.