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UN: ‘Rights at Risk: Time for Action’

July 13 at 2:00-3:30 PM CES

Tuesday 13 July 2021, by siawi3

Source: Women Human Rights Defenders - International Coalition

Register to join our event - Rights at Risk: Time for Action

July 12, 2021 02:53 (8 hours ago)

We are pleased to invite you to ‘Rights at Risk: Time for Action,’ a side event for the 47th Session of the Human Rights Council, taking place on July 13 at 2:00-3:30 PM CES

Join us for an exciting dialogue among UN and civil society panelists to hear how nationalist and fundamentalist trends worldwide are concretely manifesting as backlash against rights related to gender and sexuality in human rights systems.

We will highlight the new Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs) Trends Report, Rights at Risk: Time for Action as a tool for action and explore strategic opportunities that civil society, UN mandate holders and States can leverage to stem the anti-rights tide within the UN.

The event will be in English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and French. Closed captioning will be available in English.

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This event is co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the UN in Geneva, the Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs), the Center for Reproductive Rights, ILGA World, the International Service for Human Rights and International Planned Parenthood Federation.

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Source: https://www.awid.org/ours-report

Rights at Risk
Human rights in danger

Rights at Risk: OURs report highlights

The trend is unmistakable and deeply alarming:

Religious fundamentalists are now operating with increased impact, frequency, coordination, resources, and support.

Anti-rights actors are chipping away at the very content and structure of our human rights concepts, institutions, and protections, with disastrous consequences for human rights and gender justice.

Read Full Report

This report is the first of a series on human rights trends produced by the Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs) initiative, a collaborative and multi-organizational project that aims to monitor, analyze, and share information on anti-rights initiatives.

The report analyzes key trends and developments mapped over 2015 to late 2016 in order to inform and support our collective advocacy.