Published on November 13, 2013

On November 12th, the Sexual Rights Initiative sent a letter to UN Women, welcoming its strong, human rights-based approach, to issues of sex work, sexual exploitation and trafficking in persons. The original letter and UN Women’s note can be accessed below.

“November 12, 2013

Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Executive Director
UN Women
405 East 42nd Street
New York, NY10017USA

Dear Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka,

Published on September 20, 2013

During the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI) collaborated with national-level organizations and advocates to deliver oral statements regarding outcomes from the Universal Periodic Review ‘s (UPR) of Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, Russia and Uzbekistan.

Published on July 19, 2013

Today, the SRI delivered a statement at the 2013 Substantive Session of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN. During the General Segment, under an agenda item on health, the SRI called for prioritization of sexual and reproductive rights and health and application of a human rights-based approach to policy formulation and programming. It drew the ECOSOC’s attention to guidance developed by various UN human rights bodies including treaty monitoring bodies, UN Special Procedures and UN agencies, among others.

Published on March 12, 2013

On March 8th, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) held its High-Level Panel on Human Rights Mainstreaming, this year choosing to focus it on the post-2015 development framework.

During that debate, Ethiopia delivered on behalf of a select cross-regional group of 24 States a joint statement to the Council stressing the importance of SRHR to the post-2015 framework.