The Sexual Rights Initiative is a coalition of national and regional organizations based in Canada, Poland, India, Egypt, Argentina, and South Africa that work together to advance human rights related to sexuality at the United Nations.
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In support of the upcoming International Safe Abortion Day on September 28, civil society organisations have developed a joint statement on abortion rights for delivery at the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Please note that an abbreviated version of this statement with the updated number of signatories will be delivered orally on October 4, 2021 at the Human Rights Council.
The submission highlights the importance of an intersectional analysis that recognizes the ableist, sexist and patriarchal systems,structures and institutions that define productivity and dependency. Changes to these systems, structures and institutions will contribute to the realization of bodily autonomy, where persons with disabilities, and especially women with disabilities,have the ability to make and exercise choices not limited by oppression,discrimination, stigma, coercion, violence, lack of opportunities or possible consequences.
Joint SRI and national partner submissions on Uganda, Venezuela, and Sudan for the 40th Universal Periodic Review.
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The SRI has developed several databases to assist advocates, policy-makers, UN agencies, and diplomats in their sexual and reproductive health and rights advocacy at national and international levels.