A Conversation on Safe Abortion
Autonomy, control & self-management:
guidelines & essential policy
Side-event during the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council
Tuesday 20 September 17:00 to 18:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XXV
The side event explores the history and resurgence of coercive population policies - from pro-natalist policies to forced sterilisation.
As the events related to the pandemic unfolded over 2020, the partners of the Sexual Rights Initiative sought to capture some of the key developments in sexual and reproductive rights – from restrictive measures and moral policing to the force of protests rocking many parts of the world.
Halfway through 2021, as we struggle with the increasing polarization of the world along established colonial and class lines, we would like to gather to both share information and perspectives and to collectively develop strategies for continuing to fight for sexual and reproductive rights in different regional and national contexts as well as globally.
Please join us as we present the newly improved and updated UN Advocacy Tool. This database compiles UN intergovernmental resolutions, expert guidance and technical information on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). It has been re-designed and updated to facilitate advocacy, research and policymaking, and to contribute to accountability for SRHR obligations and commitments.
Race Matters: Examining the workings of race and gender in the UN human rights system, August 13 2020 at 4pm CEST
Women Human Rights Defenders working on sexual rights in international and regional human rights mechanisms
5 March 2019, 13:00-14:00
In support of the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, the Sexual Rights Initiative is organizing an event during the 39th regular session of the Human Rights Council.
The event will be held on September 13, 2018 from 1 PM to 2:30 PM at the Palais des Nations room XXV in Geneva.
CREA, Women Enabled International, Shanta Memorial Rehabilitation Centre, Center for Reproductive Rights, and Sexual Rights Initiative
Cordially invite you to a side event to the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD Disability, Sexuality, and Holding States Accountable:
In recognition of the Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, the panel will share different country experiences of advocating for safe and legal abortion, highlight the human rights obligations of States to provide access to safe and legal abortion, and discuss opportunities to utilize HRC mechanisms to effect policy and legal changes at the national level.
Maternal Mortality, Morbidity & Human Rights
16 SEPTEMBER, Palais des Nations
12:00-13:30, Room XXI
Join the Sexual Rights Initiative and our partner, the Coalition for African Lesbians for a Twitter chat this Thursday June 9th on Autonomy and Intersectionality: Why a special mechanism on sexual orientation and gender identity will set back movements on sexuality and gender at the Human Rights Council.
The panel will discuss key principles, approaches and tools for the promotion and protection of sexual health and human rights. Panelists will share 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 address the integration of sexual health into SDG priorities.
This list has been compiled by the High-Level Task Force for ICPD. The task force is an independent body to provide a bold, progressive voice for advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights for all, especially for those living in poverty and otherwise marginalized, and to advance gender equality and the human rights of women and girls, and the rights and participation of young people.
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The Sexual Rights Initiative is hosting a panel on Unsafe Abortion and Maternal Mortality and Morbidity during the 30th session of the Human Rights Council from 12:00PM to 1:00PM on 29 September 2015.
The Sexual Rights Initiative is hosting a panel on Unsafe Abortion and Maternal Mortality and Morbidity during the 30th session of the Human Rights Council from 2:30PM to 4:00PM on 22 September 2015.
Organized by the SRI, the panel will address some issues under discussion at the 28th session, including disability, racial discrimination, and the rights of the child, and how they relate to sexual rights.
The SRI is pleased to announce the upcoming launch event of the UNFPA report Lessons From the First Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review: From Commitment to Action on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.
Developed by the UNFPA and based on research and analysis conducted by Action Canada for Population and Development (ACPD) on behalf of the SRI, the report examines the role the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism can play in advancing the realization of human rights related to sexuality and gender at the global, regional and country levels.
Side-event on maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights taking place during the 27th session of the Human Rights Council. The event will be held on 10 September 2014 in Room XXVII and includes French interpretation.
To commemorate the 2014 Global Day of Action for the Decriminalization of Abortion, the panel will explore the linkages between abortion stigma, criminalization and restrictive laws and policies, and examine their impact on the rights of women, particularly adolescent girls.
The SRI’s partner, Action Canada for Population and Development (ACPD), will be represented on the panel for the Annual Day of Discussion on the integration of a gender perspective. The panel discussion takes place as apart of the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC). The topic for the discussion is “Civil society’s contribution to the integration of a gender perspective in the work of the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms.”
Save the Date! SRI Parallel event: “Decriminalization of Abortion: A human rights imperative” during 24th session of the HRC
Save the Date! Parallel event taking place alongside the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council on the decriminalization of abortion.
Parallel event entitled “Maternal Mortality: Implementation and Accountability: Guidance on Using a Human Rights Approach in the Context of the Post 2015 Agenda” taking place alongside the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Maternal Mortality: Implementation and Accountability:
Guidance on Using a Human Rights Approach in the Context of the Post 2015 Agenda
11 September 2013, 13h00-15h00
Palais de Nation, Geneva, Room XXIV
Lunch will be served
(Une interprétation en français sera disponible)
During the 23rd Session of the Human Rights Council, the Sexual Rights Initiative is hosting a side-event entitled “Advancing sexual and reproductive rights and health in the Post-2015 development agenda: The role of the Human Rights Council.” SRI partner ACTION CANADA for Population and Development (ACPD)‘s Executive Director (speaking as a member of the High-Level Task Force for ICPD) will join panelists from the World YWCA, the Government of Uruguay and UNFPA.