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7 June 2017

Side-event Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

Together for Ensuring Sexual and Reproductive Health and Human Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities:
How to tackle multiple discrimination and inequalities

Date: 13th June 2017, 11:45 AM – 13:00 PM
Venue: UN Headquarters, (Conference Room E), New York

Due to multiple discriminations, millions of women and girls with disabilities worldwide are exposed to various forms of human rights violations and gender based violence. This side-event will discuss opportunities, good practices and challenges that political and development processes provide for the fulfilment of human rights of women and girls in relation to their sexual and reproductive health.

Organisers: Permanent Mission of Austria
Co-sponsors: Permanent Missions of Ethiopia and Antigua and Barbuda, OHCHR, UN Women, International Disability Alliance (IDA), International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), CREA, Shanta Memorial Rehabilitation Centre India (SMRC), Handicap International, Inclusion International, Light for the World, Lumos, Women Enabled International, Center for Reproductive Rights, Reproductive Health Matters;

Moderator: Nidhi Goyal, CREA

Panellists: Ms. Lopa Banerjee, Chief, Civil Society Section, UN Women; Ms. Victoria Lee, OHCHR; Ms. Sabine Rehbichler, Light for the World; Ms. Georgette Mulheir, Lumos; Ms. Rama Dhakal, National Association of the Physical Disabled, Nepal; Ms. Lizzie Kiama, This Ability, Kenya; Ms. Antonia Irazabal, Ministry of Social Development of Uruguay;

Closing remarks: Stephanie Ortoleva, Women Enabled International

RSVPs: Those not registered for the COSP, but would like to attend the side event kindly register via this link: until 8 June 2017 latest.

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