SRI collaborates with national organizations and activists in preparation for UPR30

Posted by Katy Elliott on May 15, 2018 at 3:35 pm



The 30th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is taking place now until 18 May, 2018 at the UN Human Rights Council, in Geneva. Fourteen countries will be reviewed during the session: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cabo Verde, CameroonColombia, Cuba, Djibouti, Germany, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu and Uzbekistan.

The Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI) collaborated with national NGOs and activists in four countries up for review to prepare five stakeholder submissions:

Canada

  • Report focus: Abortion; Comprehensive Sexuality Education; Sex Work.
  • Submitted by: SRI, Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights
  • Read the report »

Canada

  • Report focus: Criminalization of sex work; human rights of Indigenous women, migrants, trans persons, persons who use drugs; discrimination; violence; trafficking.
  • Submitted by: SRI, Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform
  • Read the report »

Bangladesh

  • Report focus: Young People’s sexual and reproductive health and rights; comprehensive sexuality education; unsafe abortions; early and child marriage; health services for youth with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities; gender inequality; gender based violence; youth friendly health services; maternal mortality.
  • Submitted by: SRI, Right Here Right Now Platform
  • Read the report »

Cameroon

  • Report focus: Criminalization of sex work; sexual and reproductive health and rights; HIV; discrimination; violence.
  • Submitted by: SRI, Coalition of African Lesbians, African Sex Workers Alliance
  • Read the report »

Colombia

  • Report focus: Mujeres, lesbianas, bisexuales, campesinas, raizales, palenqueras, indígenas, romm – violencia sexual y patriarcal – conflicto armado – ruralidad – violaciones correctivas – violencia racial – violencia étnica – violencia de clase – violencia estructural – discriminación histórica
  • Submitted by: SRI, Equipo Colombiano de Investigación en Conflicto y Paz
  • Read the report »

Adoption of UPR reports: September 2018

The outcome report for each State under Review during UPR30 will be adopted at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council in September 2018. At that time, it will be known which recommendations the State under review will agree to implement. It is the only opportunity for civil society to make an oral statement during the official UPR process. The SRI, in collaboration with partners and allies, will work to ensure that sexual and reproductive rights are visible in the lead up to and during this segment of the UPR process.