Using human rights law and standards to advance the right to access safe and legal abortion.
In support of the September 28 Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, the Sexual Rights Initiative organised an event during the 36th regular session of the Human Rights Council. The event highlighted the ways in which States, civil society, the UN system, and others can use human rights law and standards to advance the right to access safe and legal abortion. It is intended that this exchange of practices and experiences will inspire further action and collaboration among States, development partners, and civil society towards realizing abortion related rights for all.
Moderator: Naureen Shameem, Challenging Fundamentalisms Human Rights Coordinator, AWID
Speakers: H.E. Martha Maurás Perez, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Chile to the UN Ronald Johnson, Scientist, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, Vice Chairperson, Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition, South Africa Dr. Francelina Romao, Health Counselor Permanent Mission of Mozambique to the UN
Co-Sponsors: Sexual Rights Initiative, AWID, Permanent Mission of Chile to the UN, Center for Reproductive Rights, RFSU, Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition, World Health Organization