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    young people continue to face challenges and need to get more involved in order for these commitments to materialize. The adolescent fertility rate remains high, at 65 births per 1,000 girls aged 15-19 years, contraceptive prevalence rate is currently 46.2%, and high levels of teenage pregnancy is reported as 100 per 1,000 with associated high levels of unsafe abortion. These figures indicate a need for a review of and improvements to sexual and reproductive health and family planning services in Seychelles. Young people are also among the most vulnerable regarding Gender-Based Violence as substantial proportions are victim of sexual abuse. Moreover, these gaps are exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and prevent us from reaching our full potential.

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    Although laws around gender equality and women’s rights in Somalia have advanced in the past years, there are important gaps that need addressing to effectively guarantee and protect women’s rights. If the recommendations are to have a positive impact on the lives of women and girls in Somalia, the government will need to take urgent and decisive action.

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    Sex work is deeply intertwined with the public and policy debate on immigration in Denmark. Many street-based sex workers in Copenhagen and other big cities are migrants and are subjected to intersectional discrimination, including xenophobic and racist violence. The anti-migrant, xenophobic and racist sentiment is also frequently expressed by political leaders and senior ranking government officials. Government funding continues to be drastically cut from many sex workers’ organizations and organizations supporting migrants. Absurd and inaccurate reasoning is often provided for these funding cuts, such as conflating sex work with “human trafficking and illegal migrant work.”  

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    Esperamos que el Estado Paraguayo cumpla efectivamente con la implementación de estas recomendaciones aceptadas ya que en las revisiones anteriores ha recibido y aceptado recomendaciones similares que aún no se han implementado.

    Al mismo tiempo lamentamos que Paraguay no haya aceptado las recomendaciones recibidas sobre el aborto. Consideramos que ninguna recomendación relacionada con la discriminación y la violencia de género y con la salud sexual y reproductiva puede ser apropiadamente implementada si el aborto se encuentra penalizado.

    Solicitamos que Paraguay revise su posición sobre este tema y que para la implementación de las recomendaciones aceptadas el gobierno paraguayo trabaje de manera conjunta y colaborativa con los movimientos y las organizaciones de la sociedad civil.

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    Patriarchy is pervasive and entrenched in Mozambican society. Women face restrictions and discrimination throughout their lifetime and in every sphere of life. The feminization of poverty and the greater incidence of HIV/AIDS without proper health care, prevent women from enjoying their rights. While important strides have been made by Mozambique as reported on during the UPR, much more still needs to be done.

  • Published on October 08, 2021

    Collection of data and assessments of consequences of climate change is crucial. However, we already have data that evidences the profound mismatch between neoliberal capitalism, together with patriarchy, racism and colonialism and the right to development and the environmental crisis. This discrepancy will only bring more exclusion, inequality and social control that impacts disproportionally on the most vulnerable and marginalized groups; and will never bring development, and even less sustainable development. 

  • Published on September 15, 2021

    أدلي بهذا البيان نيابة عن …….. المنظمات و…. الأفراد.

    رغم مرور 28 عامًا على صدور إعلان فيينا، و27 عامًا على برنامج عمل المؤتمر الدولي للسكان والتنمية، و26 عامًا على إعلان بكين؛ لا تزال المرأة لا تعتبر إنسانًا كاملًا وبالغًا تستحق الحقوق المنصوص عليها في كل هذه الوثائق. لو كنا كذلك، لما كنا نموت بمئات الآلاف كل عام بسبب انتهاكات حقوقنا الجنسية والإنجابية.

    في هذا اليوم العالمي للإجهاض الآمن، نطالب بحقوقنا الإنسانية في الإجهاض المجاني والآمن، وبإمكانية الوصول إليه، الأن وليس بعد الوباء، وليس بعد الأزمات الاقتصادية التي لا تنتهي، ولا بعد أي قضية تعتبر أكثر أهمية الآن.

    اليوم، وفي كل يوم، تموت أكثر من 800 امرأة وفتاة،[1] لأن الدول لا تعتبرنا جديرين بالتمتع حتى بأبسط حقوق الإنسان. فضلاً عن أن 4.7٪ إلى