Abortion Rights Event at HRC39!

Published on August 09, 2018
Event date

In support of the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, the Sexual Rights Initiative is organizing an event during the 39th regular session of the Human Rights Council.

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The event will be held on September 13, 2018 from 1 PM to 2:30 PM at the Palais des Nations room XXV in Geneva.

Panelists will highlight regional developments in abortion law and policy reform, shed light on regional commonalities and differences that have led to change, and illustrate the ways in which different stakeholders have used human rights law to develop innovative strategies to advance the right to access safe and legal abortion in their region. The event intends, through this exchange of practices and experiences, to inspire further action and collaboration among States, development partners, and civil society towards realizing abortion rights for all.

CART closed captioning and French and Spanish translation will be provided. The side event will be livestreamed on the SRI Facebook page


Varyanne Sika, Coalition of African Lesbians, Kenya

Confirmed Speakers

Rakshya Paudyal, Beyond Beijing Committee, Nepal

Victoria Pedrido, Akahatá, Argentina

Krystyna Kacpura, Federation for Women and Family Planning, Poland

Maeve Taylor, Irish Family Planning Association, Ireland


Sexual Rights Initiative

Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights





Beyond Beijing Committee

Coalition of African Lesbians

Center for Reproductive Rights

International Planned Parenthood Federation

Irish Family Planning Association

Federation for Women and Family Planning

Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition

Swedish Association for Sexuality Education - RFSU

Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights