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Religion, Rights & Reproductive Justice (CPD5…

Religion, Rights & Reproductive Justice (CPD56 Side Event)
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There have been increased gaps between sexual and reproductive health and rights policy frameworks and the constrained socio-economic contexts where these frameworks are implemented. While the right to information is embodied in several international treaties and conventions, including the Convention on the Rights of the Child, many are denied access to information, and education, including Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).

In this Side Event, gender and SRHR advocates from Africa, Asia, and Latin America will share their experiences and potential on how to engage faith actors in advocating for the SRHR and reproductive justice. The panel will provide recommendations to Member States on how to engage faith actors to contribute to the promotion of SRHR to enable transformative change.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Increased understanding of the obstacles and the possibilities to ensure CSE from the local to the global level;
  • Enhanced knowledge of the important role faith actors can have in promoting SRHR and CSE;
  • Highlighted good practices and possible entry points, methods, and approaches of engagement with faith actors and faith-based methods to strengthen young people's access to SRHR and CSE;
  • Increased understanding of how CSE influences the fulfilment of youth's rights including SRHR.