Side-event during the 54th session of the UN Human Rights Council
The Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI), and its partners: Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, Akãhatã, CREA, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) and the Foundation for Women and Family Planning along with the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), the Center for Reproductive Rights, RESURJ, The Youth Advocacy Network Sri Lanka (YANSL), and The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) invite you to:
Preventing Maternal Mortality:
Autonomy, Abortion and Access:
The Role of the Human Rights System
The high number of maternal deaths in some areas of the world is preventable and reflects inequalities in access to quality health services and highlights the gap between rich and poor. Despite a global commitment to reducing maternal mortality and morbidity, the rates of maternal deaths have stagnated or increased in various countries around the globe. To understand and tackle the structural causes of growing inequities in health outcomes, we must factor into the equation social determinants such as classism, racism, sexism and casteism and their impact on sexual and reproductive health and rights. These social determinants are closely interlinked with the material conditions experienced by women and girls around the globe and therefore must form part of an analysis where the realisation of sexual rights is closely dependent on the political economy.
Join us for this side-event that will examine the connections between macroeconomics and sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as responses by different human rights actors.
26 September 2023 - 15h00 - 16h00 CET
In person: Room XXV, Palais des Nations
Online on zoom: https://actioncanadashr.zoom.us/j/83879884502
- Shelani Palihawadana, Director of Programmes, Youth Advocacy Network Sri Lanka (YANSL)
- Dr Anne Kihara, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)
- María Luisa Peralta, Akãhatã
- Anthea Taderera, Sexual Rights Initiative