The IAPG strives for a world where all people can live free from violence and all forms of discrimination and for a democratic society where the human rights of all citizens are respected and national resources are distributed fairly and efficiently; a world with a human development agenda and population policies that incorporate a gender perspective and a human rights-based approach, which are prioritized by parliamentarians in order to achieve equality between men and women.
The IAPG is a regional network of parliamentarians from the Western Hemisphere, whose members are committed to working on population and development issues. The IAPG network has a parliamentary group in each country, whose individual members work together across party lines to promote laws and policies that guarantee the equitable development of women, men, adolescents and children in all countries in the Americas.Read more.
Welcome to the web site of the Inter–American Parliamentary Group on Population and Development (IAPG), where you can learn about the work of a parliamentary network fully committed to social issues and to the struggle to eradicate poverty in our region.
Gina Godoy Andrade, MP
As the Chair of the IAPG Council, I invite you to see the work of our parliamentary network. We have an alliance of committed parliamentarians who are mobilizing parliamentary actions to improve the quality of life in our region. In this section you will find my profile, and the stories of other colleagues who are part of the IAPG network.
“The Inter-American Parliamentary Group will be attending the Conference: Women Deliver, with the participation of ten parliamentarians from Latin America and the Caribbean”
The Parliamentary Forum on "Women’s Health: Striving Towards Equality" for Central America and the Dominican Republic was convened on Friday, February 6, 2009 in San Jose, Costa Rica. It was organised by the Inter-American Parliamentary Group on Population and Development (IAPG) and the Commission of Health, Social Security, Population, Labour and Corporations of the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN), with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Japan Trust Fund for Parliamentary Activities from the Japanese Government.
See, the Statement on the Occasion of World Population Day 2008. By Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director, UNFPA
Today the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly approved a resolution that included proposals to fight poverty and social inequality. The parliamentarians invited EU, Latin American and Caribbean governments to condemn feminicides as an extreme expression of discrimination against women. The resolution also urges respect for women’s sexual and reproductive rights.
On April 9, 2008, the Argentine House of Representatives approved a law whereby trafficking in persons is a federal crime. The bill had received partial Senate approval as of December 6, 2006.
Argentina - On April 9, 2008, the Senate of Argentina, led by Senator María Cristina Perceval, chair of the IAPG Board of Directors, approved the creation of the Women’s Group Special Commission. The resolution was signed by almost all female senators in the upper house, across party lines, and unanimously approved.
Provides information on the issue of violence against women in Latin America including the laws adopted in the region.
Provides general information and tools to develop laws on the issue of HIV and AIDS.
This web site was made possible thanks to the support of the Japan Trust Fund for Parliamentary Activities from the Japanese government and of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
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