SRI collaborates with national organizations and activists in preparation for UPR20

Published on October 21, 2014

The 20th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) will take place at the UN Human Rights Council, in Geneva, from October 27 – November 7 2014. Fourteen countries will be reviewed during the session, including: Italy, El Salvador, Gambia, Bolivia, Fiji, San Marino, Kazakhstan, Angola, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Madagascar, Iraq, Slovenia, Egypt, and Bosnia Herzegovina.

The Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI) collaborated with national NGOs and activists in seven countries up for review to prepare nine stakeholder submissions:


Report focus: Sexual and reproductive rights, maternal mortality, criminalization of abortion

Colectivo LGBT de Bolivia
Report focus: Sexual orientation, gender equality, discrimination, violence, sexuality education, public policy, Bolivian legislation, hate crimes


Sarajevo Open Centre
Report focus: Discrimination, Sexual orientation and gender identities, LGBT rights

Dzenan Karic
Report focus: Sexual rights; sexual and reproductive health and rights, comprehensive sexuality education, contraception, youth friendly services


Report focus: Safe and legal access to abortion, family planning, unsafe abortion


Asociación Solidaria para Impulsar el Desarrollo Humano
Report focus: Gender identity, transgender persons, transexuals, travestis, sexual and reproductive health, public policy, violence against trans persons, discrimination


Iranian Queer Organization
Report focus: Transgender, human rights, discrimination, violence, gender identity, cultural life, right to health


Kazakhstan Association on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Report focus: Sexual and reproductive health, rights, access to information, family planning comprehensive sexuality education, abortion


Association Nationale pour l’Autopromotion des Populations Vulnérables
Report focus on: Access to safe abortion, criminalization, unwanted pregnancy, sexual rights, Madagascar, right to life, liberty and security, right to information, right to health, right to non-discrimination


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