Videos

Uploaded on May 14, 2019

Rebecca Brown speaking on the side-event Abortion Stigma, Criminalization and Restrictive Laws and Policies during the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council.

To commemorate the 2014 Global Day of Action for the Decriminalization of Abortion, the panel explores the linkages between abortion stigma, criminalization and restrictive laws and policies, and examines their impact on the rights of women, particularly adolescent girls.

Uploaded on May 14, 2019

Part II of question period during the side-event Abortion Stigma, Criminalization and Restrictive Laws and Policies during the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council.

To commemorate the 2014 Global Day of Action for the Decriminalization of Abortion, the panel explores the linkages between abortion stigma, criminalization and restrictive laws and policies, and examines their impact on the rights of women, particularly adolescent girls.

Uploaded on May 14, 2019

Chantal Umuhoza speaking on the side-event Abortion Stigma, Criminalization and Restrictive Laws and Policies during the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council.

To commemorate the 2014 Global Day of Action for the Decriminalization of Abortion, the panel explores the linkages between abortion stigma, criminalization and restrictive laws and policies, and examines their impact on the rights of women, particularly adolescent girls.

Uploaded on May 14, 2019

Part I of question period during the side-event Abortion Stigma, Criminalization and Restrictive Laws and Policies during the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council.

To commemorate the 2014 Global Day of Action for the Decriminalization of Abortion, the panel explores the linkages between abortion stigma, criminalization and restrictive laws and policies, and examines their impact on the rights of women, particularly adolescent girls.

Uploaded on May 14, 2019

Valentina Zendejas speaking on the side-event Abortion Stigma, Criminalization and Restrictive Laws and Policies during the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council.

To commemorate the 2014 Global Day of Action for the Decriminalization of Abortion, the panel explores the linkages between abortion stigma, criminalization and restrictive laws and policies, and examines their impact on the rights of women, particularly adolescent girls.

Uploaded on May 14, 2019

Held during the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the panel identifies protection gaps for comprehensively addressing sexual rights and the work of the Human Rights Council in addressing sexual rights, while exploring new mechanisms and strategies that can be implemented to address sexual rights in comprehensive and effective ways.

Uploaded on May 14, 2019

Held during the thirty-first session of the Human Rights Council, the panel discusses key principles, approaches and tools for the promotion and protection of sexual health and human rights. Panelists shared experiences from the national and regional level and recommendations on some of the priority actions needed for the advancement of sexual health as well as addressed the integration of sexual health into Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) priorities.

Uploaded on May 11, 2019

SRI side event discussing the need for Comprehensive Sexuality Education at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council.

Speakers:
Karin Nilsson, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Avni Amin, Technical Officer, World Health Organization (WHO)
Makeda Zook, Health Promotion and Education Officer, Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights

Moderator:
Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations (OHCHR)

Uploaded on May 11, 2019

Sandeep Prasad (Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights) tells us about Canada's review by the UN Committee against Torture, for which Action Canada and the Sexual Rights Initiative submitted an alternative report on the forced sterilization of Indigenous women and women with disabilities, and on comprehensive sexuality education.

Uploaded on May 11, 2019

Juan S. Jaime P. and Pooja Badarinath tell us about the CEDAW Committee's half-day of discussion on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration, and about the Sexual Rights Initiative's submission to the Committee.

Read about the day of discussion here.

Uploaded on May 11, 2019

Victoria Pedrido de Akahatá nos habla del informe del Relator especial sobre la situación de las defensoras de los derechos humanos, y de los embates sexistas y patriarcales a los que se enfrentan.

Uploaded on May 11, 2019

Anthea Taderera from the Coalition of African Lesbians will be speaking on our panel "Resistance and Resilience" on women human rights defenders working on sexual rights in regional and international human rights mechanisms.

Uploaded on May 01, 2019

Meghan Doherty discusses current global trends in safeguarding and advancing sexual and reproductive health rights. Megan is part of the SRI as Global Policy and Advocacy Officer at Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights.

The presentation took place at Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health: Realizing Health and Human Rights, an Official Side Event of the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council organized by UNRISD and the Sexual Rights Initiative.

Uploaded on May 01, 2019

An introduction to the work of the United Nations Human Rights Council, produced by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. 

Uploaded on April 26, 2019

Held during the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The panel emphasized the importance of addressing unsafe abortion in order to eliminate preventable maternal mortality and morbidity, while identifying the human rights dimensions of unsafe abortion, and elaborating on State obligations with respect to addressing unsafe abortion.

Uploaded on April 26, 2019

Amanda Hodgeson, from our partner the Coalition of African Lesbians, tells us about the Human Rights Council's adoption of the resolution on preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights in humanitarian settings, and its rejection of Egypt's proposed amendment seeking to remove "comprehensive sexuality education" from the text.