‘Protection of the Family’: A Human Rights Response


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Sexual Rights Initiative & Association for Women’s Rights in Development

Fact Sheet

Recent moves at the UN for ‘protection of the family’ conflict with established principles of international human rights law, including universality and indivisibility.

Equality and respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms of all family members is essential to family well-being and to society at large. We must recognize the centrality of the human rights of individuals within family contexts and condemn and effectively act on abuses of human rights that take place in family contexts.

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