ICPD and Human Rights: 20 Years of Advancing Reproductive Rights though UN Treaty Bodies and Legal Reform

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The ICPD and Human Rights fact sheets examine the progress states have made over the past twenty years fulfilling the commitments made in the ICPD Programme of Action. They highlight the extensive developments in international human rights norms that have further advanced sexual and reproductive health and rights. The fact sheets explore a range of reproductive rights issues, including maternal mortality and morbidity, contraceptive information and services, abortion, sexual and reproductive health education and information, adolescents and youth, individuals belonging to marginalized and underserved populations, HIV/AIDS, violence against women, and harmful traditional practices. The fact sheets conclude with a series of recommendations for states as they enter the ICPD +20 review in 2014 that are critical for overcoming barriers to realizing sexual and reproductive health and rights.