Addressing violence against women as a barrier to SRHR

22 June, 2016

RHM participated in and co-sponsored a panel discussion, alongside United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and member states Canada, Sweden, and Uruguay, organised by the World Health Organization’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research, during the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva in June 2016.

Shirin Heidari, RHM’s Director presented key findings from RHM’s latest journal issue on Violence: a barrier to SRHR, highlighting the concern over the prevalence of gender-based violence (GBV) including sexual violence among refugee and migrant women, as well as abusive and disrespectful and neglectful treatment of women in childbirth in healthcare systems.

Geneva, 22 June 2016

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