We are witnessing both historic advancements and unprecedented assaults on SRHR around the world. As we mark 75 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the global community must reaffirm rights protections and rebuff efforts by anti-rights actors to undo the tremendous progress made by feminist, women’s rights, LGBTQI+ rights, anti-racist, and others.
The increased presence and mobilisation of anti-rights actors and organisations at the United Nations and in regional multilateral spaces, could bring a narrow and regressive lens to the human rights system.
That’s why it is so important to reiterate that sexual and reproductive health and rights are fundamental to the realisation of human rights.This is is essential for all people, but particularly women, girls, and members of the LGBTQI+ community.
Sexual and reproductive rights are fundamental to our rights to equality, life, health, education, work, and dignity–and therefore must be protected.