G8 Action Alert!
to Parliament to: “Include funding for family planning
the Prime Minister of Canada to: “Provide
Funding for IPPF (International Planned Parenthood
Federation)" (Hosted by a supporter of
Participate in the
anna project: a
creative letter-writing project that gives voice to the many
and nameless girls and women in developing countries who die
due to lack of access to safe abortion.
4. Send a letter to Harper, using the template on Right On Canada’s website. “Mr. Harper, stop playing politics with women's lives”.
5. Send letters to Stephen Harper, Bev Oda, Lawrence Cannon, and your MP using points from the Call to Action written by the Action Canada for Population & Development (ACPD).
6. Veuillez envoyer une lettre en français. Voici un modèle de lettre ci-joint, de la Fédération du Québec pour le planning des naissances (FQPN)
7. Sign onto the letter to Harper drafted by the Ad Hoc Coalition for Women’s Equality and Human Rights, protesting the exclusion of funding for safe abortion from the G8 Initiative. Email the Coalition.
8. Organize a local event in your own community (forum, rally, letter-writing campaign, etc.)
9. Join one or more Facebook groups that support G8 funding for family planning and safe abortion (listed in order of number of members as of May 23):
10. Stay informed of new developments on the G8 maternal/child health initiative by visiting/joining:
1. For groups outside Canada: Sign the letter urging the government of Canada and G8 leaders to support the full range of reproductive healthcare, including family planning and contraception, safe abortion where legal, and quality healthcare for women suffering from complications of unsafe abortion. Contact the National Abortion Federation.
2. Join the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA), an international coalition that promotes public awareness of the need to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for all women and newborns in developing and developed countries.
More events will be added regularly, so please check back!
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Friday, June 25, Toronto.
pm. Meet at Allan Gardens, corner of Carleton &
Wheelchair access van: SE corner of Dundas & Yonge at 2:00
served. Sign language interpretation available.
We are calling on all
trans people to join the Gender
contingent as we lead off the Toronto Community Day of
March against the G20. We are marching for freedom
forms of violence and for control over our bodies and our
including freedom of sexual and reproductive choice, for women
children, trans and queer people everywhere. We demand
for the healthcare we need - including the full range of
planning options, access to medication and safe, legal
women, and full access and reproductive choice for all women
everywhere. Bring your signs and banners, pots and pans,
and chants, and march to reclaim our city. We will end with a
party and tent city.
Gender Justice Group contact: genderjusticeG20@live.ca. Info about the Toronto Community Day of Action: http://25june.wordpress.com or 416-925-6939. (Other events and actions: http://g20.torontomobilize.org and http://peoplessummit2010.ca.)
Sunday, June 27, Ottawa.
pm, doors open at 7:00. The First Unitarian Congregation of
Ottawa, 30 Cleary Avenue. Tickets $20 at the door (cash
only) General Admission. Proceeds to support Planned
For more info call PPO (613) 226-3234.