Thank you Mr. President
I make this statement on behalf of the Sexual Rights Initiative.
We welcome the panel’s focus on structural forms of violence against indigenous women as a much needed and highly neglected topic for consideration by this Council.
In preparation for the upcoming revision at the Polish parliament of two bills concerning access to legal and safe abortion, a number of youth-led and other organisations focused on Sexual and Reproductive Rights have prepared the attached statement to draw attention on the stand of Polish government complying with its human rights obligations towards the women of Poland.
This statement will be presented to Members of the Polish Parliament on September 22nd 2016, when two relevant bills will be presented, and government will decide on this regard.
Thank you Mr President.
This statement is delivered on behalf of the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Sexual Rights Initiative, and the International Initiative on Maternal Mortality and Human Rights.
We welcome the follow up report by the OHCHR on the technical guidance on the application of a human rights-based approach to the implementations of policies and programmes to reduce preventable maternal mortality and morbidity.
The 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council will take place from the 12th the 30th of September 2016. Find below information about anticipated sexual rights-related resolutions, panels and reports, UPR outcomes and parallel events taking place during the 33rd session.
Expected Resolutions Relevant to Sexual Rights
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
The 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council took place from the 13th of June to the 1st of July 2016. Here is a recap of sexual rights related resolutions, panels and statements.
The 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council took place from the 13th of June to the 1st of July 2016.
The HRC32 Recap provides information on some of the key sexual rights related:
- Panels and Discussions
- Oral Statements
all of which the Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI) was engaged with during the session.
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 Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI) is a coalition of organizations from Canada, Poland, India, Egypt, Argentina and South Africa that have been advocating together for the advancement of human rights related to gender, sexuality and reproduction at the UN Human Rights Council since 2006. We are committed to and strongly in support of rights related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. Many of us are directly affected as people who are non-conforming in terms of our gender identity and expression and our sexual orientation.