Sexuality Policy Watch

Rights at risk

The Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs) has launched its first report, Rights at Risk. The report maps a complex global anti-rights lobby targeting various international fora, making connections with national-level agendas, and building increasing alliances across region, religious affiliation, and issues.  It reveals an array of evolving strategies and shrewd arguments being used by these actors, and the substantial impacts they have had already.

The research was founded on the belief that to counter the advance of our “opponents” in human rights spaces we must have an intimate knowledge of the ways they operate. The hope is that this first report will act as a strong foundation for building awareness and collective action to resist the alarming trends we have identified.

The OURs Working Group is made up of:

  • ARC International

  • Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW)

  • Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)

  • Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir Mexico (CDD-Mexico)

  • Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR)

  • Cynthia Rothschild (independent expert)

  • Due Diligence Project

  • International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN)

  • Ipas

  • Planned Parenthood (PPFA)

  • Musawah: global movement for justice and equality in the Muslim family

  • Muslims for Progressive Values

  • Sexual Rights Initiative

  • World Council of Churches (WCC)

Source: OURs

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