Saraban Tahur Zaman tells us about the Right Here Right Now Bangladesh Platform, its priorities, and its advocacy for sexual and reproductive rights at the Universal Periodic Review and the Human Rights Council.
Fernando D'Elio, from SRI partner AKAHATÁ, tells us how the Universal Periodic Review can be integrated into national advocacy work on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Sarah Kennell (Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights) tells us about Canada's review at the UPR and the work done by Action Canada and the Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform to call for better access to abortion care, comprehensive sexuality education, and decriminalization of sex work in Canada.
Held during the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The panel emphasized the importance of addressing unsafe abortion in order to eliminate preventable maternal mortality and morbidity, while identifying the human rights dimensions of unsafe abortion, and elaborating on State obligations with respect to addressing unsafe abortion.
Amanda Hodgeson, from our partner the Coalition of African Lesbians, tells us about the Human Rights Council's adoption of the resolution on preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights in humanitarian settings, and its rejection of Egypt's proposed amendment seeking to remove "comprehensive sexuality education" from the text.