Autonomy v/s Protectionism:
Critical Considerations for the Human Rights Council on Sexuality and Gender
Side-event during the 53rd session of the UN Human Rights Council
21 June 10h00 - 11h00 CEST
Room XXV Palais des Nations
Online on Zoom: https://actioncanadashr.zoom.us/j/88201451827
Protectionism views women, girls, and other marginalised individuals as inherently vulnerable and in need of state and patriarchal protection. However, these policies sacrifice autonomy and freedom and do not address systemic inequality and root causes of discrimination and violence. Join us at this side event that delves into the underpinnings and impact of protectionist policies and proposes alternative frameworks including prioritising bodily autonomy.
Anthea Taderera, Sexual Rights Initiative
Lobna Darwish, Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights
Shalini Singh, CREA
Carrie Shelver, Sexual Rights Initiative
Interpretation in Spanish and French will be available via the Zoom meeting link. If you are attending in person and require interpretation, please bring your personal device and earphones.