The Center for Reproductive Rights, the Sexual Rights Initiative, the Global Justice Center, Arrow, Rutgers, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education, Plan International, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development, the Federation for Women and Family Planning, Akahatá and the White Ribbon Alliance applaud the significant progress on the rights […]
Civil society gathered at the consultation prior to the UNECE regional ICPD+25 conference in Geneva reflected on the progress made during the past five years since ICPD Beyond 2014 in the region and deliberated on how to translate commitments into action and considered priorities for the follow-up. ASTRA Network representative from Georgia presented the statement […]
Today, on September 28, International Safe Abortion Day, ASTRA Network stands in solidarity with all women human rights defenders and activists working to ensure abortion rights and demanding that abortion be legal, truly accessible, and safe. Access to safe abortion is a matter of human rights, social justice and a basic health concern. In countries […]
One of the main features of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo in 1994 was the engagement of civil society organizations (CSOs) in the process. This commitment has continued ever since and is now highly visible as part of the activities already underway to celebrate ICPD+25. The UN Economic Commission for […]
In support of the September 28 Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion the Sexual Rights Initiative, Center for Reproductive Rights, Ipas, Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, ARROW, AWID and the Swedish Association for Sexuality and Education have developed a joint statement on abortion rights. The statement endorsed by 223 non-governmental organisations […]
In support of the September 28 “Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion” Sexual Rights Initiative, Center for Reproductive Rights, Ipas, the Asia-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women, the Youth Coalition for Sexual Health and Rights and the Swedish Association for Sexuality and Education have developed a joint statement on […]
The 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council will take place from September 10-28, 2018. See the full programme of work here. To see the expected resolutions and panels check out this guide by the Sexual Rights Iniative.
We also invite everyone who will be in Geneva on September 13th to the Sexual Rights Initiative Side Event: Regional Developments in Abortion Law & Policy Reform (13:00-14:30, Room XXV).
In support of the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, panelists will highlight regional developments in abortion law and policy reform, shed light on regional commonalities and differences that have led to change, and illustrate the ways in which different stakeholders have used human rights law to develop innovative strategies to advance the right to access safe and legal abortion in their region.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday warmly welcomed the UN General Assembly’s appointment of Michelle Bachelet to succeed him when his mandate comes to an end on 31 August 2018.