SRI submission to the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health: violence and its impact on the right to health

In response to the Special Rapporteur’s call for inputs on violence and its impact on the right to health, SRI made a submission addressing violations of bodily autonomy and the operation of systems of oppression as structural violence. The submission examines some of the impacts of criminalization of sex work and abortion, as well as the impacts of neoliberalism on health systems and the right to health. Finally, it highlights the harms of carceral and protectionist responses to gender-based violence and argues for an intersectional rather than identity-based approach to this issue.


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