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Items filtered by date: Thursday, 08 July 2021

8TH JULY 2021

9.30 AM TO 11.45 AM CAT

"THE ROLE OF PARLIAMENTARIANS IN ADVANCING THE RIGHTS TO BODILY AUTONOMY AND INTEGRITY FOR SRHR IN SADC REGION"

 

1.0 BACKGROUND

 

The SADC-PF and ARASA have a long-standing and effective collaboration, which has focused on supporting legislators in the SADC region to fulfil their role in addressing key and emerging HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health and human rights challenges. This has included the development of the Resource Manual for SADC Parliamentarians on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, HIV and Governance, adoption of the SADC-PF Key Populations Minimum Standards in 2018, the adoption of the motion on the criminalisation of HIV transmission, exposure and non-disclosuree and the adoption of Plenary Assembly Declaration to implement the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Resolution 60/2 'Women, the Girl Child and HIV and AIDS' in 2017.

WINDHOEK-NAMIBIA, Wednesday 07 July 2021 - The Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum's (SADC-PF) Standing Committee on Human and Social Development and Special Programs (HSD&SP) will, tomorrow Thursday 08 July, host a session on " The Role of Parliamentarians in Advancing the Rights to Bodily Autonomy and integrity for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in SADC."

The purpose of the session, to be facilitated by the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), is to amongst others identify key regional policy priorities for protection of the rights to bodily autonomy and integrity, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights, and how the international mechanisms can be leveraged to advance these rights.

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