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MEDIA ADVISORY: SADC PF COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS RIGHTS TO BODILY AUTONOMY AND INTEGRITY FOR SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS

08 Jul 2021
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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.

 

There is a diverse range of bodily autonomy and integrity issues that are of importance across southern and east Africa and span from access to safe abortions, sexual orientation, and gender identity and issues related to adolescent SRHR. The session will explore capacity strengthening needs regarding the rights to bodily autonomy and integrity and what types of resource materials may address these needs.

Details of the session are as follows:

Date: Thursday, 8th July 2021

Time: 09h30 AM to 11h45 Johannesburg Time.

MEDIA ACCESS: Meetings of the SADC-PF are open to the media and journalists who are interested in covering them must register on the following link:

 

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkf-yuqDMiG9UjZN02fzP97sPZtzhhDHsj

 

The meeting will be live streamed on the SADC-PF social media platforms on the links below and recorded for later broadcast on DSTV Channel 408:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sadcpf

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/sadcpf

YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCa0QZWjuXVxer_vm637pBmQ

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