Sexual Rights & The Universal Periodic Review: A Toolkit for Advocates

Posted on May, 4 2012 by Action Canada

This innovative toolkit was developed as part of an ongoing collaboration between IPPF and the Sexual Rights Initiative to advance sexual rights and reproductive rights through the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process.

This toolkit is designed to assist Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to bring their knowledge, expertise and experiences to an international forum which can influence the realization of human rights where it matters most, in the daily life of individuals in your country. CSOs do not need to have in-depth knowledge of the UN system or human rights law in order to participate effectively with the UPR. Knowledge and experience of national laws and policies that affect sexual rights in your country enables CSOs to participate meaningfully in the UPR because the UPR is all about the human rights situations inside the country being reviewed.

Click here to access the toolkit