Welcome to our website! Here you can learn about a parliamentary network fully committed to the fight for social justice and the struggle to eradicate poverty in our region.
For over thirty years the IAPG has been a catalyst for change —creating opportunities, fostering leadership and dialogue on SRHR issues. As we approach the post 2015 development debates, we continue our efforts with a renewed focus and a visionary set of actions designed to empower parliamentarians so that every person may live in a society where all the rights of individuals are respected. Today, we are at a forefront of a parliamentary movement with leaders who are making a difference in their countries moving forward the health and SRHR agenda..
The IAPG works with parliamentarians from the Western Hemisphere region who are members of national all-party groups affiliated to the IAPG.
IAPG is present in 17 countries in the Americas and 11 in the Caribbean (through CNPPD), where parliamentarians can serve as a critical voice in support of health, sexual and reproductive health, gender equality and broader population and development issues.
The IAPG’s secretariat provides a critical service to the parliamentary groups and is uniquely placed, with one foot in parliaments in the region, the other with civil society networks, to advice and serve as an important bridge between multiple stakeholders. The IAPG secretariat is a key component and plays the vital role of serving as the focal point of contact for the regional and national parliamentary groups.
IAPG activities are based on the goals of the ICPD (Cairo, 1994), the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing, 1995), the Millennium Development Goals (New York, 2000), and other international instruments adopted by governments. The IAPG activities focus on the following priority issues:
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The IAPG is a regional alliance of parliamentarians working across party lines to advance and promote laws and policies within the framework of a broad human development agenda, which includes health, and sexual and reproductive health and rights, and women's empowerment.
The IAPG is an independent parliamentary network and the only dedicated to advance the commitments made at ICPD, Beijing and the MDGs. The IAPG has supported parliamentarians in moving forward policies and promoting laws to advance and protect sexual and reproductive health, violence against women, HIV and AIDS and sex education for young people.
We have compiled tools and resources which we hope will be useful to support your work .
See our video on our campaign to end maternal mortality
April 23 -25, 2014
Parliamentarians from the Americas promoting social justice for all.
Hon. Bertha Sanseverino, MP Uruguay - Chair
Hon. Soledad Vela, MP, Ecuador - Vice Chair
Hon. Volda Lawrence, MP Guyana - Treasurer
Hon. Guillermo Mata, MP, El Salvador
August 12, 2014
Mps from Honduras establish a Young MP Forum