The Sexual Rights Initiative is a coalition of national and regional organizations based in Canada, Poland, India, Egypt, Argentina, and South Africa that work together to advance human rights related to sexuality at the United Nations.
HRC 47 side event:
From exception to expediency: Feminist perspectives on sexual rights violations during COVID-19
Please join us as we discuss 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.
8 July 2021, 14:00-16:00 CEST
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The 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council took place from June 21 to July 14, 2021.
The effect on sexual and reproductive health and rights in the long term may well be far worse than the dire predictions of global institutions, as states turn inwards, multilateralism is sacrificed for national or ethnic benefit, and social justice struggles face an unprecedented setback. While our analysis too will continue to evolve, the trends and events in the fields of SRHR, both heartening and alarming, require immediate attention.
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.
The 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council will take place from June 21 to July 15.
Do you want to learn more about our work in the UN human rights system or collaborate with us? Find out about training opportunities and webinars here!
The SRI has developed several databases to assist advocates, policy-makers, UN agencies, and diplomats in their sexual and reproductive health and rights advocacy at national and international levels.