Axel Keating will be attending and speaking at this Commission on the Status of Women parallel event next week, discussing intersex reproductive and sexual health and rights.
Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights presents their CSW 60 Parallel Event:
Bringing Abortion Back to the Advocacy Table: Erasure and Silencing in the Sustainable Development Goals
When: Thursday, March 17, 2:30- 4:00pm
Where: DREW Room, Church Center of the United Nations (777 UN Plaza), New York, NY
Who: Youth Coalition members Ankit Gupta (India) and Savannah Mudd (USA) will host this exciting panel featuring Lea Rios (OutRight International), Axel Keating (interACT Youth) and Kate D’Adamo (The Sex Workers Project)
Under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), governments have pledged to continue the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals. In the ambitious new agenda, governments have committed to reduce maternal mortality, achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, and achieve gender equality as a matter of women’s and girls’ human rights. But some rights remain contentious – including access to safe and legal abortion. Sexual rights are also not included in the final document, weakening the foundation of sexual health and reproductive rights. What do these omissions mean for marginalized and minority groups, such as youth and adolescents, people living with disabilities, sex workers, trans, gender non-conforming and queer people, who face multiple challenges in accessing these rights? This event aims to bring together a diverse panel of youth, people living with disabilities, and trans and intersex perspectives to explore the gaps in the SDGs in addressing their needs and lived realities in regards to sexual and reproductive health and rights.