HRC 53 SRI Side Event: Autonomy v/s Protectionism: Register Now

Published on June 07, 2023
Event date

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:

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.