Please join the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law for a virtual event with Tlaleng Mofokeng, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Right to Health. The discussion will focus on the findings of her recent report, Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights: Challenges and Opportunities During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Under international law, the right to sexual and reproductive health is embedded within the right to health – which has been challenged as never before by COVID-19. In her report, the Special Rapporteur examines the lasting impacts of historical colonialism on one’s ability to control their sexual and reproductive health. She addresses how the COVID-19 pandemic compounded those impacts by overwhelming health systems, increasing access barriers, fostering environments for violence, and redirecting funding and political attention to the pandemic.

The Special Rapporteur will share her perspectives on how we must move forward beyond the COVID-19 pandemic to rebuild and strengthen our health systems for advancing sexual and reproductive health rights as part of the right to health.

Agenda

Opening Remarks:

  • Katie Gottschalk, Executive Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
  • Oscar A. Cabrera, Director, Healthy Families Initiative, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Presentation:

  • Tlaleng Mofokeng, United Nations Special Rapporteur, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 

Panel:

  • Tlaleng Mofokeng, United Nations Special Rapporteur, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Ian Askew, Director of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research, WHO
  • Matthew Kavanagh, Special Advisor to the Executive Director for Policy, Advocacy, and Knowledge, UNAIDS
  • Viviana Waisman, President and CEO, Women’s Link Worldwide

Moderated by: Rebecca Reingold, Associate Director, Healthy Families Initiative, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Closing Remarks

  • Katie Gottschalk, Executive Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Issues

Global Health Law Human Rights Sexual and Reproductive Health

Related Initiatives

Healthy Families

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