HRC34: Statement on behalf of the Sexual Rights Initiative concerning disabilities and albinism


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This statement made at the 34th Human Rights Council session puts forward two criticisms of the report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities.

It was delivered by Action Canada for Population and Development on behalf of the Sexual Rights Initiative.

Firstly, the statement condems the report’s negligence to acknowledge “the family as primary perpetrators of sexual violence”. Secondly, it criticises the assumed lack of legal capacity of women and girls with disabilities.

Finally, the statement calls upon “the Human Rights Council, United Nations and member states to shift focus to the empowerment, sexual well-being, freedom to express desires and self determination of women and girls with disability, and away from protective measures.”

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