Author: Anush Hayrapetyan
On 27th January, 2016 YouAct was invited to attend and contribute to a consultation organized in the frames of the UN Special Rapporteur’s report on the right to health in adolescence. The event was hosted by the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex and involved experts from such organisations as Amnesty international, Child Rights International Network, Save the Children and others.
The event consisted of different sections, such a raising and discussing some general comments about the report, reviewing the report paragraph by paragraph and finalising the discussions.
YouAct was represented by Anush Hayrapetyan who took an active participation in different stages of the discussion, especially in the discussion of the part devoted to the Sexual and reproductive rights, contributing YouAct’s expertise, as well as networking with present organisation representatives.
The rapporteur will follow up with the comments of the participants to finalise the report and will present it at the Human Rights Council Session in Geneva in June, 2016. Apart from contributing to the meeting, this was a great opportunity for YouAct to learn from the present organisations and their expertise in SRHR, as well as the adjacent fields. We will follow up with the finalization of the report and will share it on YouAct website once it is out.