HRC48 JOINT CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT ON ABORTION – REQUEST TO SIGN UNTIL 1 OCTOBER

28 September — For the International Safe Abortion Day, the Federation for Women and Family Planning within the coalition of the Sexual Rights Initiative, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development, CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Ipas, the International Service for Human Rights, Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies and the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education have developed a joint statement on abortion rights for delivery at the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

The focus of this year’s statement is to highlight the impact of stigma on abortion whether criminalized or not, in every country and highlight the impunity for violations that continue for denial of abortion.

This initiative builds on the previous joint statements on abortion to the Council these past 3 years, including last year’s statement signed by over 300 organizations and 500 individuals.

The statement is available in English for your review and sign-on under the following links:

https://sexualrightsinitiative.com/news/2021-sep/hrc-48-joint-civil-society-statement-abortion