Canada made a commitment of CAD241.5 million in 2017, to fund initiatives that strengthen reproductive health services, respond to and prevent gender-based violence, and invest in family planning and contraceptives. Canada will focus particularly on addressing the rights and unique needs of adolescents, women, and girls in humanitarian and fragile contexts and on addressing the global data gap in adolescent SRHR. Of the total commitment, CAD166.5 million will go towards initiatives focused on advancing adolescent SRHR.
Family Planning Summit 2017: Canada Announces FP2020 Commitment
Government of Canada's Family Planning 2020 commitment delivered by Minister Bibeau at the Family Planning Summit in London, UK on July 11, 2017
Canada FP2020 Commitment
As part of Canada’s strong commitment to women’s and girls’ empowerment, gender equality and a feminist international agenda, Canada is taking a comprehensive approach to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all. Canada’s commitment will include support for policies and programs and advocacy that provide comprehensive sexuality education, strengthen reproductive health services, and invest in family planning and contraceptives. Canada will also support initiatives that prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence and child early and forced marriage, support the right to choose safe and legal abortion, and increase access to post-abortion care. Canada will focus in particular on addressing the rights and unique needs of adolescents and women and girls in humanitarian and fragile contexts. We will empower them as positive agents of change and first responders in some of the most challenging situations in the world – committing to leaving no one behind. By investing in demand-side interventions, Canada will empower women and adolescents to know the rights and services that they are entitled to as well as improve their access. We will join forces with others and pursue partnerships that engage the voice and participation of women and girls in our interventions, to leverage resources, fund an appropriate mix of contraceptive services, build momentum, ensure accountability, and set us on the path to achieving the ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals.