44TH UPR Session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in Canada, as delivered by Ms Sigrun Stigen HOLTER, First Secretary, Human Rights, Permanent Mission of Norway in Geneva.
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10 November 2023
Norway takes note of the positive steps taken by Canada since its last review, [including the establishment of the SRHR Fund and the launch of the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence].
Norway recommends Canada to:
Intensify its efforts to improve access to health and welfare services for its indigenous people, particularly women and girls;
Continue its efforts to improve access to reproductive and sexual health services, with emphasis on facilitating equal access to abortion, across all provinces and territories;
Ensure adequate human and financial resources for the implementation of the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence, at all levels of government;
Ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.