Statement in Arabic available.
In support of International Safe Abortion Day (28 September 2019), and on behalf of 353 organizations and 534 persons, we delivered a joint statement on reproductive justice and abortion at the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council.
Collaborators: Right Here Right Now Kenya, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance Kenya, Network for Adolescent and Youth of Africa, Reproductive Health Network and Love Matters Kenya with technical support from Rutgers, CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, Sexual Rights Initiative and International Planned Parenthood Federation - Africa Region Office
Collaborators: B.a.B.e. Be active. Be emancipated
Country: United States
Collaborators: SRI and anonymous human rights defender
Collaborators: Community Health Rights Advocacy (CHeRA), African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA), SRI
Collaborators: Plataforma Derechos Aquí y Ahora Honduras; Akahatá, SRI
For the following States:
Micronesia (Federated States of), Lebanon, Mauritania, Nauru, Rwanda, Nepal, Saint Lucia, Oman, Austria, Myanmar, Australia, Georgia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome and Principe.
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) holds a unique role and space in the human rights
system. This report provides an overview of how sexual rights have been addressed through the
second cycle of the UPR—by CSOs (particularly those SRI partnered with on stakeholder
submissions), states under review (SuR) (in their national reports, and in their responses to
the recommendations they receive) by recommending states, and to a lesser extent by the
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in its preparation of summary
The UN General Assembly recently elected 14 new Human Rights Council members for a period of three years starting in January 2020.
This submission is made by the Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI). SRI is a coalition of national and regional organizations based in Canada, Poland, India, Argentina, Egypt and South Africa, that work together to advance human rights related to sexuality, gender and bodily autonomy at the United Nations.