In support of the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, the Sexual Rights Initiative is organizing an event during the 39th regular session of the Human Rights Council.
The event will be held on September 13, 2018 from 1 PM to 2:30 PM at the Palais des Nations room XXV in Geneva.
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. The event intends, through this exchange of practices and experiences, to inspire further action and collaboration among States, development partners, and civil society towards realizing abortion rights for all.
CART closed captioning and French and Spanish translation will be provided. The side event will be livestreamed on the SRI Facebook page
Varyanne Sika, Coalition of African Lesbians, Kenya
Rakshya Paudyal, Beyond Beijing Committee, Nepal
Victoria Pedrido, Akahatá, Argentina
Krystyna Kacpura, Federation for Women and Family Planning, Poland
Maeve Taylor, Irish Family Planning Association, Ireland
Sexual Rights Initiative
Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights
Beyond Beijing Committee
Coalition of African Lesbians
Center for Reproductive Rights
International Planned Parenthood Federation
Irish Family Planning Association
Federation for Women and Family Planning
Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition
Swedish Association for Sexuality Education - RFSU
Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights