Posted by Share-Net NL on October 6, 2014 at 12:36 pm
The Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI) is pleased to announce the publication of the UNFPA report Lessons From the First Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review: From Commitment to Action on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.
Developed by the UNFPA and based on research and analysis conducted by Action Canada for Population and Development (ACPD) on behalf of the SRI, the report examines the role the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism can play in advancing the realization of human rights related to sexuality and gender at the global, regional and country levels.
Included among the key findings of the report:
While drawing on the Sexual Rights Initiatives’s UPR Sexual Rights Database, the report assesses the attention the UPR has given to these issues during its first cycle and identifies ways to enhance this level of attention through all stages of the UPR process by multiple stakeholders.
The report is currently available in English and will be officially launched in Geneva on 31 October during the 20th UPR session.