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Report of the Special Rapporteur on fundamentalism and extremism and the cultural rights of women presented at the 72nd session of the General Assembly


The UN Secretary-General transmitted to the United Nations General Assembly the report prepared by the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Karima Bennoune that had been submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 28/9.

The report holds numerous examples and refrences to on sexual and reproductive rights, sexual orientation and bodily autonomy. Threats to civil society organizations and women human rights defenders are also discussed among other issues. The report also describes the dangerous links between conservative and religoues groups and stresses that “fundamentalist and conservative civil society groups have often allied with fundamentalist churches to oppose sexual and reproductive rights, including by spreading false information concerning scientific knowledge in the field of reproductive health.”

Watch the remarks of Ms. Karima Bennoune at the 30th meeting of the Third Committee during the General Assembly here.

Access the report here.

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