GDC Appeals to Canada

In light of Canada hosting the G7 conference in June 2018, Global Doctors for Choice (GDC) signed a collaborative appeal to the Canadian Prime Minister to ensure sexual and reproductive health and rights remain on the G7 agenda.

Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, along with the Canadian Council for International Co-operation, CARE Canada, and the Climate Action Network – Canada crafted this collaborative appeal to request three specific issues be addressed:

  1. supporting refugees, migrants, and displaced peoples,
  2. tackling climate change and its impacts on poor and marginalized communities, and
  3. ensuring the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all people

These issues have often evaded consensus among G7 leaders, and recent trends suggest this will continue to be a challenge. This appeal calls on the Canadian government to not only to defend progress achieved in recent years and decades on these issues, but also to create opportunity to address remaining gaps in the future.