Save the Date! SRI Parallel event: “Decriminalization of Abortion: A human rights imperative” during 24th session of the HRC

Published on September 03, 2013
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Save the Date! Parallel event taking place alongside the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council on the decriminalization of abortion.

Decriminalization of Abortion: A human rights imperative

When: September 17th 2013, 10am-12pm

Where: Room XXI, Palais des Nations

To commemorate the 2013 Global Day of Action for the Decriminalization of Abortion, a parallel event will take place during the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council to discuss the realization of women’s human rights, specifically women’s right to access safe and legal abortion, including through the decriminalization of abortion. The event will bring together Member States, UN agencies, academics, civil society organizations and women’s human rights defenders to assess the human rights implications of unsafe abortion and explore strategies to strengthen government accountability and responsibility in respecting, protecting and guaranteeing women’s reproductive and human rights.

Moderator: Representative from the Sexual Rights Initiative


  • H.E. Laura Dupuy Lasserre, Permanent Representative of Uruguay
  • Krystyna Kacpura, Federation for Women and Family Planning, Poland
  • Stuart Halford, Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Madeleine Rees, WILPF
  • Additional panelists TBC



Please stay tuned for more information.