Statement

Uploaded on June 19, 2019

Human Rights Council - 39th session

Item 4: UPR Outcomes Cameroon Action Canada for Population and Development

Speaker: Pooja Badarinath

Thank you Mr. President,

Action Canada makes this statement on behalf of the Sexual Rights Initiative, the African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) and the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL).

Uploaded on June 19, 2019

Thank you Mr. President,

Action Canada makes this statement also on behalf of the Sexual Rights Initiative and AWID.

We welcome the panel’s focus on integrating a gender perspective into the Council’s human rights investigations. We particularly appreciate the panel’s recognition that there has been insufficient attention to pre-existing gender-based rights violations that are exacerbated by conflict settings, as well as the need to ground understandings of gender-based violence in the lived realities of the people most affected.