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UN Special Rapporteur gives keynote address at Women’s Human Rights Alliance Conference

UN Special Rapporteur gives keynote address at Women's Human Rights Alliance Conference

Anand Grover, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health gave the keynote address at the conference Realising Women’s Right to Health on 17th December 2012. The conference was organised by the Women’s Human Rights Alliance (WHRA) of which Cairde is part of.

Mr Grover provided an excellent overview of the core elements of a woman’s right to health, including reproductive rights. He stressed the importance of decriminalising abortion services as a means to realising women’s rights to health. Presentations are available here.

The conference heard moving testimonies of women who had experienced first hand the violation of their right to health in Ireland, including a testimony by Erica Birch Abban, Health Worker in Cairde.

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