Join the OURs side event at HRC47, Rights at Risk: Time for Action

47th Session of the Human Rights Council Side Event
Date: 13 July, 2:00pm - 3:30pm CEST  

Moderator:

Ishita Dutta, IWRAW Asia Pacific and the Observatory on the Universality of Rights

Key anti-rights trends: 47th session of the Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council (HRC) is the UN’s main “political” human rights body, meaning it’s the main place where governments discuss human rights issues,  negotiate human rights standards,  and hold one another accountable for human rights violations. The HRC meets a few times a year, and recently concluded its 47th session in July. 

OURs Side Event at HRC47 - Rights at Risk: Time for Action

On 13 July, as part of the 47th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC), the Observatory on the Universality of Rights held a side event, ‘Rights at Risk: Time for Action,’ along with the Center for Reproductive Rights, ILGA World, International Service for Human Rights, International Planned Planned Parenthood Federation and the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, Geneva.

States must halt and counter the use of disinformation to scapegoat marginalized communities

COVID19 measures continue to be hotspots to the spread of disinformation with disastrous consequences for women, sexual and gender minorities. Anti-rights actors have exploited the pandemic to:

Key anti-rights trends: 47th session of the Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council (HRC) is the UN’s main “political” human rights body, meaning it’s the main place where governments discuss human rights issues,  negotiate human rights standards,  and hold one another accountable for human rights violations. The HRC meets a few times a year, and recently concluded its 47th session in July. 

Trojan horses in human rights spaces: anti-rights discourses, tactics and their convergences with trans-exclusionary feminists

As Rights at Risk, the first trends report from ther Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs), highlights, ultraconservatives, fundamentalists and other anti-rights actors are operating with increased impact, frequency, coordination, resources, and support in human rights spaces that have historically been a site for feminist gains and human rights advancements.1  

Civil Society Demands Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

Joint Statement for the 46th Session of the Human Rights Council Item 3.

On Human Rights Day 2020 we want the UN Human Rights system to survive COVID-19

 Through meaningful consultation with feminist, LGBTIQ, and other human rights and social justice movements, the Special Procedures have persistently called on states to uphold rights related to gender and sexuality from a systemic and intersectional lens that addresses the root causes of discrimination.

Key reports & resolutions at the 45th Sessions of the Human Rights Council

This page presents information on key reports and resolutions* that pertain to gender justice, sexuality and women's rights, as well as statements made by feminists activists and civil society on restrictions to civil society participation at HRC45.

On Human Rights Day 2020 we want the UN Human Rights system to survive COVID-19

 Through meaningful consultation with feminist, LGBTIQ, and other human rights and social justice movements, the Special Procedures have persistently called on states to uphold rights related to gender and sexuality from a systemic and intersectional lens that addresses the root causes of discrimination.