Country: Burkina Faso
Collaborators: SRI, AIDS Network Africa, SOS Youth and Challenges
Key Words: Discrimination Against Women; Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health; Contraception; Maternal Mortality; Young People; Health Infrastructure; Sexuality Education; HIV; Criminalization; Abortion; Sexual Orientation;
Collaborators: SRI, Anonymous Activists
Collaborators: SRI, Demus estudio para la defensa de los derechos de la mujer y Lesbianas Independientes Feministas y Socialistas – LIFS
Key Words: Sexual Orientation; Gender Identity; Discrimination; Lesbian Women; Violence; Police Abuse; Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Rights; Sexuality Education
Country: SRI Lanka
Collaborators: SRI, Federation for Women and Family Planning
Key Words: Abortion; Criminalization; Access to Contraception; Sexuality Education; Conscientious Objection
Collaborators: SRI, Sampada Gramin Mahila Sanstha (SANGRAM), VAMP
Key Words: Sexual orientation, gender equality, discrimination, violence, sexuality education, public policy, Bolivian legislation, hate crimes
This submission argues that the concept of trafficking should be debunked to give way to policies that ensure migrant rights and address migrant labour. In doing this, it deals with the definition of trafficking in the Convention and its consequent impact on women and girls, especially in the context of migration. The CEDAW Committee now has an opportunity to reframe the understanding of state obligations and standards on the issue of trafficking from a gender perspective, so that it is grounded in human rights and upholds bodily autonomy of women and girls.
The Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI) was created in 2006. Its aim is to create a political space for advocacy on sexual rights by bringing together feminist, LGBTI, southern and northern perspectives and incorporating diverse views without privileging particular experiences. The collaborating partners are Action Canada for Population and Development (ACPD), Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action (CREA), AKAHATA (Latin America), Coalition of African Lesbians (South Africa),the Polish Federation for Women and Family Planning, and the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.